Sunday, August 26, 2007

Just For Fun: Take This Online Career Test

Dana, You're a Film Director!

Take this test at Tickle
Ah, to be an artist. For people like you, it's both a privilege and a curse to be driven by the overpowering urge to create at all costs. You view your life as an opportunity to give expression and form to your vivid imagination. As a talented creative force, you have an emotional disposition. You're driven by passion, sometimes at the expense of reason. But what do you care? You're an artist—it's practically a license to be irrational. Of course, that doesn't mean you don't get along with others. On the contrary, you're a real team player. Your character can establish a fun, open environment that welcomes innovation and supports the creative process for everyone involved. It's a great and enviable talent.

Who's like you:
Madonna

Likely careers:
Film director, art director, choreographer, graphic designer, acrobat

Take The Career Makeover Test

Please leave a comment and tell me how you did.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Film: CROSSING THE STREET IN HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT


By New York City performer/musician/composer Jeff Schiller.
Jeff's YouTube page here.

Check out Jeff's first short street crossing film here.
Shot in St. Paul, Minnesota, while on tour with the Broadway show "Brooklyn the Musical" with a Canon Elph, edited in iMovie.
Music by Architecture in Helsinki.

Jeff is currently working on a "crossing the street" series!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Great Design: New Curved Bleachers at Camp Kinderland in Tolland, MA

From Architect Robert Bernstein:
Hey Dana,

Here are photos of the bleachers....

The quote is from Martin Luther King: "We shall overcome because the arc of a moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice."

Rob

Camp Kinderland: A summer camp with a conscience since 1923.
Bernstein Architecture.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Max Keiser on Dan Rather's 1987 Wall Street Massacre

Look for a very young Max Keiser interviewed on Dan Rather's piece on the great 1987 Wall Street meltdown. Very funny to hear Max tell the reporter that he is happy to get rid of all the yuppies:


A much older Max in Paris on 07-07-07 with me, my sister Stacy and friend Jason:More pictures and comments here.
Max Keiser dot com. Max Keiser dot net. Karmabanque Radio.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Faux Painting: Brown Plaster

Brown venetian plaster just finished today in Farmington:
A large landscape mural will be painted in the fall to go up the winding stairwell.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Great Art: Helsinki Complaints Choir

Finnish artists Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen collected the pet peeves and angst-ridden pleas of people in Helsinki and then composed this choral work around the list of complaints:
I'm so proud to be a Finn!

Music composed by Esko Grundström.
Please visit the project website for more info.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Faux Painting: Blue Plaster AFTER

Blue venetian plaster finish with topcoat in Farmington:

See BEFORE photos here.
See PROGRESS photos here.

The color was selected to blend with the landscape seen from the windows in this room:

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Faux Painting: Blue Plaster PROGRESS PHOTOS

Progress photos of blue venetian plaster finish in Farmington:

That's my new partner Pia Sjolin in the corner, doing a fabulous job!