30 Oct 2011

Talking about getting out of your comfort zone

Posted by Moshe Mikanovsky

Today I did something that was really out of my comfort zone.

I auditioned for a reality TV show.

Art for Love at the House of Moments

“Art for Love”, the Canadian version, had its auditions yesterday and today (at the House of Moments), and I decided to try it. Why not? I believe in myself and in my art, and I know I can do it, so maybe that is an opportunity to get myself out there? But, I was still quite anxious and nervous about it.

The audition required each artist to bring one piece of artwork. And I decided to bring a new piece that is a new direction for me, something completely different from  what I have done till now. You won’t see even one square in that piece! The call was for 9am till 2pm, and at 3pm the judges announced who is continuing for a second call. The initial interview was so short. The artwork was positioned on an easel next to me, but the judges were mostly interested in my personality. And that was what everyone else I talked with said they were asked about.

art for love

Part of the 50' canvas we painted on while waiting the judges decisions

Art for Love

Another view of the 50' canvas. Can you spot my tree?

While we were waiting, the producers set a 50 feet long canvas for all of us to paint on. That was quite cool. I added one of my “signature” trees. There was also a DJ and refreshments, and we all interacted with each other, so I met and schmoozed with some other talents. That was the best part of the day!

art for Love

Can almost see the full canvas behind the judge

Judge Art for Love

The judge delivering the news

At 3pm, the judges called the numbers of the people who continued, and I was not one of them. I probably bored the judged with my “normal” personality… Oh well, I know there are still many people who love me, both close to my heart and many out there. So if you are one of them, send me your love!



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7 Responses to “Talking about getting out of your comfort zone”

  1. Good for you for getting out there and auditioning! The 50′ canvas project is really intriguing.


    Paula Scott: Molokai Girl Studio

  2. You are a power to be reckoned with Moshe. I say you start your own show! :) Lovely to meet you in person. Jill


    Jill Price

  3. Thank you Paula :)
    Yes, 50′ canvas is huge!!! and each person had his own “thing” going on… Some felt more comfortable than others in “taking over”, but overall it was an interesting and fun experience.



    Moshe Mikanovsky

  4. Thanks Jill! It was great seeing you too. Starting my own show? You mean on TV? I don’t know… but, I am looking to interview people for my blog. Would you want to interview with me?
    How was your call back? I hope you made it to the show!!!


    Moshe Mikanovsky

  5. I’m proud of you for stepping out of your comfort zone. That would be really hard for me. Keep it up and thanks again for the technological help you gave me recently.


    Stephanie Lee

  6. thank you Stephanie,
    Sometime it is all about stepping out of our comfort zones. One smart thing I heard recently – ideas are not coming from the past, they are coming from the future.
    So we need to look for them, cultivate them, and sometimes, look where we never looked before…



    Moshe Mikanovsky

  7. Oh, don’t be sad, you did great!
    Have a great day,Moshe!


    Bianka Guna

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