Monday, April 28, 2014

Words of Wisdom with Jane Austen- Part 2

A little Jane Austen to start off this week :)

It's stormy and cloudy here plus I'm suffering from really bad allergies,
so I'd be very happy to just curl up with a book today.

Maybe, I'll squeeze some time in today...
Or at least, have a big cup of tea :)

Happy Monday!

Monday, April 21, 2014

New Web Series...

One of the short film projects that I have been working on lately is 
"Words of Wisdom with Jane Austen."
My friend, Emily, and I got together 
at the beginning of this year
to plan out different video series that
celebrate Jane Austen and reveal different aspects of Regency life
as a way to promote the 2014 Jane Austen Festival
that's coming up on July 18th, 19th, and 20th of this year.

Since winter seemed to drag on and on this year,
filming kept getting pushed back further and further.

Until the beginning of this month,
when my other friend and very talented actress, Marrie Koch,
 and co-hort in "All things Jane Austen," Bonny Wise,
met at National Historic Landmark, Locust Grove, to
film in the 1790s house.
Locust Grove was the perfect setting for these short films.
I am very grateful for the opportunity to film there.

There has been a great response so far!
We have new episodes to release every Monday leading up the Festival in July.
So, here's the first two episodes, for your viewing pleasure,
(they're only about 20-30 seconds in length):

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy New Year...oh, wait...Happy Easter!!

Happy New Year, fans!!
I'm starting my new year a little late ;) 
So, Happy New Year and Happy Easter!!

It has been a whirlwind first four months of 2014...
Here's a list of what I've been up to:
Filmed and edited various short films,
Planned for the 2014 Jane Austen Festival,
Re-created the Jane Austen Society of North America- 
Greater Louisville Region's (JASNA-GL) website,
Managed said website,
 Re-energized the JASNA-GL blog,
Created graphics for the Festival promotional materials and merchandise,
Prepped the 2014 Jane Austen Festival Volunteer website,
Planned for the 2015 Annual General Meeting for JASNA,
Presented at two monthly meetings for JASNA-GL,
Opened a new shop on Etsy (but it might be changing soon),
Created themed photos for January and March (as part of the "Themes of 2014" group),
Directed my Tech Team at my church,
Went on a fabulous vacation to the Gulf Coast,
Celebrated my birthday with my family,
Selling on Etsy 
and taking pictures whenever I can.

In the midst of all this, I have been playing Cars, building farms, 
acting as different animal puppets, and 
reading books (lots of books) with my Pre-K-er. 
As well as squeezing time in with my very patient and loving husband.

The craziness isn't going to end any time soon,
so please bear with me if I'm not posting regularly.

So, I'll leave you today with a pretty image of our forsythia bush 
and promises for more photos and videos to come :)