30 Oct 2011
Talking about getting out of your comfort zone
Today I did something that was really out of my comfort zone.
I auditioned for a reality TV show.
“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.
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!
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!