I asked for a sign this morning, after questioning my career path & even God. Well, as I flipped through random pages of a stack of fashion magazines that someone left in my lobby, I found the Feb. 2014 Elle.
There was an article about current TV shows & their costume designers! (There was also a Haddad truck in front on the street outside of today’s school assignment) Wow! Great signs, I’m thinking. Just reading about the designers made me want to cry. I really and truly love costume designing. It’s definitely my passion. I love cooking too but I can’t let the design go.
I looked each one up. Two started working in the mid nineties. One started in 1988 and one started in 1981.
I’ve always said the career trajectory from start to mainstream projects is 17 years. That gives me only 8-13 years, depending on how I look at it. LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED!
I just got a call for a sub gig for $60. It’s for 3 hours but still, by the time I subtract subway fare and taxes, it’s $45.
Am I not worth more than $45 to the Universe? I realize that I need to feel, not only supported, but propelled by a supernatural force. I’m always looking for a superhero. That’s why I don’t go to church anymore. Too immature, perhaps. Looking at Jesus as a superhero. Blame it on TV.
The streets of San Francisco are lined with pear, plum and apple trees thanks to ‘guerilla grafters’ secretly grafting fruit-bearing scions onto ornamental, non-fruit bearing trees making fresh fruit free and available to everyone who wishes to pick some.
'All you have to do is make a slit with a knife in a branch on the host tree, insert a branch from a fruit-bearing tree, and secure it with tape. Once it heals, it connects.” — Tara Hui started the movement and has been grafting fruit branches to city trees for two years now.
How great would it be to see free fruit from guerilla grafters growing in your city? Want to start a trend?
The “convict school” needs a sub today. Not me! Yesterday was enough! I was complaining to a friend about sub teaching for a pittance. She suggested I just stop cold and put more energy toward costume designing. We argued a bit because I told her that I felt like I had done every single thing I could do.
However, this morning, I got a jolt of enthusiasm and emailed a few directors with whom I’ve worked. I could make a LOT more designing than subbing. I guess I’ve been feeling defeated and frustrated at the lack of work. Especially, the lack of work compared to my efforts at working. Fingers crossed that something comes through.
6 items for $30 dollars - goat cheese, chocolate bar, trail mix, salad greens and a pot pie. $18 dollars tops is what all of this should have cost. RIDICULOUS!
But this will last me a few days. It’s better than spending $15 on take out for one meal.
Anyway, The Gourmet Garage in Soho was super convenient. I was walking home from another nightmare assignment. These kids had rap sheets… Yep, I deserve gourmet.