Block 368: March 10, 2014

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Monday! Are we ready for it?

Am I?

March 10, 2014

Crane: 368

Days Spent on Project: 386

Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC

Person I would have sent it to: Joe H.

Joe was the technical director who worked with me on Nelson’s (the Crane from yesterday) production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. God bless Joe; he was assigned to work with me, a COSTUME DESIGNER, who was designing his first set with a budget that could pay for tape, staples, and cardboard.

Joe, to his credit, didn’t flinch at the design I eventually came up with; the design process was a lengthy one for me, I’ll admit. As I built model after model, and drafted sections and groundplans over and over, Joe was always there, trying to make it work. And even though the original idea was heavily scaled down to fit within the budget, Joe did find a way to get all the major design choices there.

I’m not sure if he was frustrated by my lack of experience with sets, but he never showed it. I needed to thank him for that.

Music I listened to while sewing: I’ve got a Spotify playlist on this morning. I think it’s called “Indie Chill” or something really cool and nonplussed like that.

Thoughts/Feelings behind the block: Despite being a 23 hour day yesterday, it certainly was a long day…

My dog had four walks, one of them being 2 hours long! I read 100 pages in a new book. I made my Crane. I did some writing and editing. I watched three episodes of TV on Netflix. I even took a three hour nap.

I did not get to the gym; the previous day I ran eight miles and my body is strangely upset with me.

Weirdly, as desperate as I should feel, I don’t feel that desperate. Worried, yes. Hopeful, certainly. Excited, of course. There’s a lot of possibility out there; I just really hope something comes through.

I really do. If none of the leads I’ve cast out come back positively, I don’t know what I’m going to do.

But, again, not feeling too desperate yet. There are still some options left to pursue.

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