...and would like to get back into soon is Slam Poetry. I can't believe it's already been two years since the last time I performed. It was my weekly release, my "to look forward to night". I find it very funny when I think of the first time I did it, being so scared and nervous and unprepared. I thank the audience that night for not booing me off of the stage as I've seen them do upon occasion. There is nothing like having a room full of eyes on you and knowing that you're about to rock their socks. Here's a video of one of my performances (not one of my best, but one of the only I have recorded):
I had the honor of performing that piece at an art gallery opening not too much later along with many other talented slam artists. The thing that was special about that time was it was the first and only time my parents saw me perform. They live in Bandera, which is where I am now but at the time I was in San Antonio, which was about an hour away. My parents HATE going into the city. They HATE driving in the traffic. But they braved that big bad city to come watch me perform and it brought tears to my eyes. It still does. They were so proud and LOVED it! My little sister was with them and I was happy that she got to see that as well since she has always been a much better poet than I. I wanted to show her what could be done with words off the page.
One day I will do it again. I've been tempted to start a poetry group here in Bandera, similar to Slam, but more tailored to this small community and the people that live here. I want to and think I will one day. It always seems that there is never enough time and too many ideas. Once I get this pesky day job out of the way, maybe, just maybe...
In other news, I don't know if I ever posted this necklace up in my blog but I just love it and wanted to show it off a little bit.
It's My Party Necklace by Penny Threads
It is so playful and fun. Hard to part with it, but I hope it goes to a good home.
ALSO! I am giving my newest print away to one lucky participant...GIVEAWAY STARTS FRIDAY! Stay tuned for that and be here for your chance. My first giveaway ever, I'm so excited. I hope you are too!
Ciao for now you wonderfully inspiring people. Much love and well-wishing.
P.S. If you'd like to see more of me (who wouldn't):