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Thursday, February 12, 2009

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Hey all y'all,

I like to celebrate the extensive and various talents of all of the friends of this website. I know we all express ourselves differently - some of us paint, write, sing, play music, dance, and through a myriad of other creative outlets. I would like to renew my invitation to all of you that visit here to email in some of your work so that we can promote your creativity on the Fan Contribution Page. Also, if you have videos on Youtube, we can now accommodate that as well!

I look forward to your inspirations!

All Things Possible,
Chris

10 Comments:

  • At 12:15 PM, February 15, 2009 , Blogger Thomas said...

    HI Chris and all , well i dont have much talent that i could show here. I do stained glass and I no longer have access to the tools I had to do it I gave it away. when I moved. I use to paint but only the wet on wet technique a la Bob Ross. My Dad was the artist. Most of my talent lies in trying to be a decent person kind honest and loveing that and 2 bucks will get you a cup of coffee hahaha maybe not in California. hahaha oh well. You are right there is so much talent on here. Im so glad that People are expressing themselves. all talent is a form of expression I believe. Its a good idea you have to put everyones talent here for us to see. and admire. Thanks Chris for all you do and for your talents. Love to you and to allmy friends here. Tommy

     
  • At 2:54 PM, February 19, 2009 , Anonymous Angi said...

    Hi everyone.

    Gee Chris this time you've really set us a tough challenge and I'm sorry I'm just not up to meeting it. Doing two degrees means nowhere near enough time to do anything creative with four assignments due in the next 3 months and an end of module test. Still it's only a few months and the fact I've come this far is still unbelievable - Thanks to everyone on here for posting such inspiring comments over the past few years - reading them has been what's kept me going and as Tommy says expression is a talent in itself.

    On a more mundane level when I do have time to be "creative" i enjoy drawing in coloured pencil or doing watercolours - but I should stress i really am very ameatur at that.

    Tommy your stained glass sounds exciting and wet in wet is tricky to control sometimes (at least it is for me) but the results can be amazing. Any chance fo seeing pics sometime?

    Wherever you are hope everyone in the forum family has a wonderful creative weekend with love and bright blessings

     
  • At 2:54 PM, February 19, 2009 , Anonymous Angi said...

    Hi everyone.

    Gee Chris this time you've really set us a tough challenge and I'm sorry I'm just not up to meeting it. Doing two degrees means nowhere near enough time to do anything creative with four assignments due in the next 3 months and an end of module test. Still it's only a few months and the fact I've come this far is still unbelievable - Thanks to everyone on here for posting such inspiring comments over the past few years - reading them has been what's kept me going and as Tommy says expression is a talent in itself.

    On a more mundane level when I do have time to be "creative" i enjoy drawing in coloured pencil or doing watercolours - but I should stress i really am very ameatur at that.

    Tommy your stained glass sounds exciting and wet in wet is tricky to control sometimes (at least it is for me) but the results can be amazing. Any chance fo seeing pics sometime?

    Wherever you are hope everyone in the forum family has a wonderful creative weekend with love and bright blessings

     
  • At 5:35 AM, February 22, 2009 , Anonymous Jaschenka said...

    Hey everyone.
    Wow has it been that long since you last gave us this challenge, Chris?! Back then I ended up doing a portrait-fanart piece, and gained an entire forum family and some really really good friends.
    Tom- being a decent person can be challenging enough in these harsh times so yes that is a great talent and no doubt you make a lot of people happy by using it. Angi- I admire your drive more than anything and with everything you are up to I am amazed you still find time for your friends, of which I am proudly one. Thanks!

    My creative outlets have been sidetracked for a bit lately, not in the least due to some things going on (I think it's called 'life') but I hope to find the peace of mind and a new working space to enjoy some creative things soon once I've settled into my new flat. For now I'll let my Muse hybernate, and after that I hope to get my restyled MythReal website up and running again fast!

    Meanwhile, if anyone feels the urge to test their creative abilities; I gladly offer one of my yet-to-be-painted walls to practice on. ;)
    So, Chris..does this mean we get to see another of your many talents too perhaps? Looking forward to it! Till soon everyone and..Be Inspired!

     
  • At 3:17 PM, February 24, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Well, this weekend will be the world premier of my latest play - does that count? I don't really think of myself as a playwrite until my nephew reminded me that this will be the fourth play I've had produced. Granted all local productions, but still...

    This one is a four-woman play which answers the age old question - what would happen if Lady Macbeth, Juliet, Ophelia, and Desdamona all meet on the same Scottish heath one day. I'll see if we can have a video to add once the production is finished.

    Take care everyone - all things are still possible!

    DaveW

     
  • At 6:55 PM, February 27, 2009 , Blogger Susan said...

    Hello everyone,
    We've been gone to Florida to see my husband's dad, and back up the coast to MD to our daughter's.
    Love the new topic. I like what Jaschenka said about how neat it was that Chris offered this forum and fan contribution space. And I have to say, me too! My life has been so enriched to have come to know these wonderful forum family friends and kindred spirits who love movies and dreams and all things possible.

    As for movies, we finally saw Gran Torino...and you were right Chris. It is a wonderful film. I'm really appreciating Clint Eastwood in this phase of his life. But I think to the forum family, you are our Clint. And we look forward to following you through the years.

    Tommy, you are so fortunate to be able to do stained glass. Hope you'll get into your art again. My husband is picking up the paintbrush, along with the piano, and teaching himself some things. I had my first watercolor experience at the workshop I attended on creativity last spring. The idea of me being able to paint never occurred to me. But now, I'm intrigued and hope to try my hand at it, if even for myself...just as piano...or writing. There are so many ways to be creative. Including photography...as Jaschenka. Such beautiful photos. I hope to take a photo class, as well.

    Angi, I hope you find time to pick up those colored pencils even during your studies. I've been realizing now, even though it's hard to give yourself the time, that it's actually a great tool for working through the challenges of life. Finding ways to use your creativity, I mean. It's amazing that Chris put this topic up now. When he first proposed it at the beginning of this website, I was scared to death. Now I'm the biggest advocate of all for wanting to inspire personal creativity in whatever form it takes.

    And Dave, theatre people are among the most creative on the planet. I'm so glad to have come to know a few of them. At least I can attend the shows and appreciate all that creativity...then of course, I can write about it! And I've discovered, since being on this forum, that it's one of the things I love to do! Hope to see more of your work sometime. I really like your play idea. BTW when we came back home via the Riviera it was single digit numbers on the thermometer -- about Monday! But it's good to be home...back home in Michigan. It truly is a wonderful place to come home to.

    I agree with Angi, too, that this is quite a challenge. Hope to come up with something...how long do we have?!
    All things beautiful to all the forum family.....Sue

     
  • At 3:35 PM, February 28, 2009 , Blogger Christopher Showerman said...

    Hey All!

    Thanks for the thoughts. The invitation is always open to post more stuff on that page, but it seems to have gotten neglected lately and it would be great to get some more creativity flowing in there!!

    BRAVO DAVE!!! I think I speak for all here that we're looking forward to hearing about your play. What a great concept! Reminds me of a 2 hour play we went to here called The Complete Works of William Shakespear - Condensed" It really was - and was hilarious too!

    Best of luck Angi with your studies and Tommy if you have any pictues of prior Stained Glass projects, that would stand out as the only glass work on the Contribution page! That is a really cool talent. Sue, I'm so glad you got to see Gran Torino. It was a movie that touched me deeply. I just rewatched The Elephant Man this morning and was again reminded of how I was seduced into this crazy business.

    In the meantime, let's all go over to Jaschenka's place and paint a wall, shall we?

    All Things Possible,
    Chris

     
  • At 11:32 PM, February 28, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thanks Chris for the big BRAVO - I'm writing this at about 2:30 am in the morning as I'm too excited still to sleep, but the play I wrote and directed was one of the two from Michigan selected to continue on to Regional Competition! I'll update more after I do get some sleep - but wanted to let all of you be among the first to know!

    DaveW

     
  • At 12:47 AM, March 01, 2009 , Blogger Christopher Showerman said...

    WHOO HOOOO!!!!

    THAT'S AWESOME DAVE!

    ATP!!
    C

     
  • At 6:38 AM, March 01, 2009 , Blogger Susan said...

    Wow, what a lot of excitement on here!

    Dave, congratulations! While I'm not that well-versed in Shakespeare, it sounds like a great play and we'll wish you ATP in the regional competition! Amazingly, Chris mentioning that comedy....it's playing here at the Williamston Theatre from July 2-August 9 so we'll be looking forward to that. It's a co-production with The Tipping Point Theatre in Northville. Dave, you once gave us a website to look up...can you tell us again? So we can keep up with you?

    Chris, thanks for the Gran Torino note. Still haven't seen Slumdog Millionaire. We had End of the Spear on our list for a long time, and finally saw it last night. Wow....what a story. I'd known it was based on a true story...and the book was selected for the Reading Program by my United Methodist Women's organization. I hadn't read the book yet, as I wasn't sure if I could, given the nature of the story. But we enjoyed the film, thinking about how it was put together, and the magnificent scenery. Probably about like that where you went on your trip. Now, I'm more interested in the book...interesting to compare movie production after a book. Like the Kite Runner (also on our RP list), for example. It tends to round out the entire "creative" experience!

    Hoping to hear from everyone else...and meanwhile, it sounds like great fun to go paint Jascheka's wall!
    Have a great Sunday...and a beautiful month of March! Can spring be far behind? Snowing light flakes as I write this...Sue

     

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