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Hi! My name is MaryAnn , in a nutshell , Im just a city gal who left the city to live life in the desert with dreams and a family I love very much. Im just an artists , tryin' to live my dreams , go where they take me , and just see what happens.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wishcast Weds ! What do you wish to say NO to ?

Hello Wishcasters ! Its been a while , I know . I have missed you , don't think I haven't . Neways , since taking the e-courses I won from the video luv contest , so many things are happening . Kinda overwhelming ! In a nutshell , I have taking my filming to a new level in my life . I went to an art gallery & asked if I could meet some of the artist so I could do a film/documentary , haven't decided yet which one I will do , and the gallery greeted me with open arms , the curator , asked me if I was gonna film the show they were having called , "BEE -ROTICA" I said sure I would love to do it . Well I finished the video and they loved it! The owner of the gallery told me that I was welomed as their guest for any of their shows , and that they would love for me to do more videos . Can you believe it? So this is why I haven't been here .
Well back to wishcasting , today Jamie asks ," What do you wish to say no too?" this question couldn't come at a better time for me . I would have to say I would like to say no to all the Naysayers! I am so tired of certain family and friends judging me in what I do . I am that I am ! Im just me ! I am an artist who loves to be around other artists that understand , that just doing it is sometimes enough . Yes , would we all want to become famous in are art ? I guess if that is what some fancy , but I just want my art to be seen and heard and artists they get it and most of all they know how to be , and go with the flow and most of all be happy around their art community family . I found that , the night I went to The Hive gallery . Everyone was so nice to me and the owner of the gallery invited Dave and I to his loft after the show , and I got to experience hangin with a whole bunch of cool artists and it was amazing! I had a really good time .
Don't let anyone tell you your not , because thats just a bunch of bull*#%?! You are everything you want to be , if you just let yourself be just that. I realized these people family/friends can't change me , I love who I am ! I have tried so many times to change me because I wanted to please society for my kids ,everyone ,and I always go back to me , because Im comfortable being the REAL ME . So what! I look like a hippie ! Sorry SOCIETY ! Thats just WHO I AM!! Ya better get use to it .
So there ya have it Wishcasters ! Be who you truly are, say no to all the naysayers judgement because you consider yourself an artist ! You can be anyone you want to be no matter what , remember that . I stepped out of my shell , did what Jamie Ridler said to do in these e-courses & she really got me to get out there , so Jamie thank you for getting me out of my shell , your courses are working for me . Im so glad I won those e-courses , it was a big sign from the Universe when that happened , and ever since my life has changed for me . Im more positive , Im still scared , but walk through that fear anyway , where as before I would have just given up and now doors have opened for me . People , talented people have taken me seriously for my work , and that just gives me butterflies in my stomach . I have respect from the art society in Los Angeles that I have never had in my life before and its overwhelming , it feels so strange to me . The art community in Los Angeles really know Maryann 4rm Zero !
Thanks for listening as always Wishcasters your all such great souls and I value being one of the Wishcasters !

Until next time I loves ya a bunches ! Muah! XOXO

Maryann 4rm Zero!

Check out my video that I did of THE HIVE these peeps
are such fun , real beez...

Monday, August 15, 2011

Chapter 3 in the Artist Way Project by Paula

Hello everyone ! This sunday was a check in with the Artist Way project .

Well my morning pages I've been doing in the form of my Jamie Ridler courses and my Cynthia Morris courses as well . Its alot of writting and both refer to the Artist Way book as well . I will be honest , I haven't bought the book yet , but have been following on this project know what the chapters are about from the others who are
doing this project . Anyways , I have been doing my morning pages which are my courses with Jamie Ridler . In one of her courses called Soul reflections , we do a quick collage every morning about how were feeling and how we would like to feel.So this has been my morning pages . Its really interesting because your not suppose to think too hard about what pictures you rip out of a magazine. What ever catches your eye just glue it down , then write your thoughts on what your collage means to you . I have really been getting alot out of that course , its kept me on my path to my goals and my dreams . So I consider my Soul reflections journal also my morning pages . I have been doing them daily , and feel good about things . I feel more confident than ever since doing this course and The Artist Way project .
Artist date , I definitely had an artist date yesterday , I worked on my latest video project and then I went to a friends birthday party where there was a bunch of musicians and we all sang and jammed together so I think that was a pretty good art date don't ya think ?
Synchronicity , I always remind myself to always stay connected with all that keeps me connected to everything around me . Lots of coincidences when you stay in touch with synchronicity and thats listening to the Universe give you the answers.
I meditate to get connected , it keeps me focused .
I hope everyone who is doing this project is finding themselves in a way where it just keeps you grounded and keeps you working toward your goals and dreams . Its so important to never forget what your dreams mean to you . All these courses and projects Im doing , has helped me immensly . I will get the Artist Way book hopefully sooner than later .
Thank you all for stopping by , it means alot : )


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wishcast Weds ! What inspiration do you wish to follow ?

Hello Wishcasters ! Another Wednsday of making wishes come true with Jamie Ridler . Today she asks ," What inspiration do you wish to follow ? " . That one is pretty easy for me . I told you last week that I had been embarking on something different , something daring . That was making films . My style of filmmaking is the late Andy Warhol . I was told once , when I didn't take my films seriously;that my films reminded them of Andy Warhol , I thought , " What ? I didn't know Andy Warhol did films , I thought he was just a artist ? " Well he was an artist and filmmakers are artist . Andy loved to see people as his muse . He loved filming them when they weren't looking , or when they were voicing their opinion . I film in that same manner , and didn't even know it . Last saturday , I went to a art gallery called The Hive . I had been there before but just saw it as a art gallery and nothing more . I then became friends with one of the artist on facebook named Yuki Miyazaki . I asked her if I could interview her and put her in my film I am making , she said yes , but, that she wanted me to meet all the other artist of The Hive , I agreed ,and was very excited! I realized that the art gallery wasn't just that , it was much more , a community of people who just wanted to be their true selves . My camera was my looking glass to a world I didn't know existed , and I wanted to be part of that world.
Everyone was so nice and invited me with open arms . The owner agreed to allow me to do the film on The Hive gallery and after his show , he invited me to his loft party , I got my Andy Warhol footage & very excited to make this film on the unknown and unheard musicians of Los Angeles .

So what inspiration do I wish to follow ? The late , and amazing Andy Warhol ,who inspires me to be the filmmaker I am and not be afraid to show the world the freaky artist and musicians of this world , because my muses are so amazing , I find people fascinating , I like to hear their thoughts , show who they are . My camera is your looking glass....

Thanks for listening and as you wish for yourself , I totally wish for you also.

Maryann k.

Heres a video of Andy Warhols films , to me it show the artists being their true selfs and its fascinating to me....

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Really taking myself seriously as the Andy Warhol I can be.

Hello everyone ! I hope your all having a great weekend . Since I was here last I have won a luv contest , been doing a ton of e-courses by Jamie Ridler, I have realized alot of things about myself . One being that I haven't had confidence in myself for a very long time . I have been art journaling everyday in my travellin' art journal , really using it in a way that keeps me focused on my mission , my dreams , my goals and Im here to tell ya , its working ! I had told you last that I was taking my video making to a new place , that I was going to dare to do something different and Im one step closer to just that ! I had emailed a artist here in Los Angeles named Yuki Miyasaki , I asked her if I could use her for my new short film I was going to do on the unknown artists and music of Los Angeles . She agreed , I was so excited! She then told me to meet her at The Hive art gallery . I went to this gallery , everyone was so amazing . I was so mezmerized by everyone and everything , no one was snobby, like Im used to out in L.A., they were all excited to meet people and if they knew you, they hugged you and told you they were so glad you were there. The musicians were nice as well , I got to know then as the person first before I saw the rockstar , I loved that as well .
After the show was over , the gallery owner invites Dave & my new friend Stella to the after party at his loft upstairs , we say sure! Thats when my Andy Warhol filming came in beautifully! I had such a great time , the gallery owner Nathan is his name , said he would love to do the film of the gallery and all the artist in the gallery , I was so happy to get the go ahead . He wanted me to film the night of his show which was a erotica night , I said sure! I would love too! So I got some great footage of the night , can't wait to edit it and show you very soon .
I realize that good things happen to you , when YOU make them happen . You can't wait for someone to help you do it , even though I wanted to be a team with my daughter who is a filmmaker student at Cal-Arts , I was just tired of waiting on her to do it , and when we have done projects together she's blaming me for one thing or another . I just got tired of it . I had enough of the procrastinating , I needed to take things into my own hands for MYSELF not for anyone else , who wasn't taking me seriously . I proved that I could do it! And that makes me feel so good , its the best feeling! I wake up every morning now with some serious butterflies in my belly , its scary but exciting . Im not depending on anyone , but myself and Dave has been so supportive of what Im doing he's the producer of the short . Its only up from here.

Thanks as always for listening , next time I will have pics of the whole thing , I was so excited to meet people that I didn't get a chance to take pics , but I will be back to do the short film so I will take pics then k ?
Until next time I luv ya a bunches !

Maryann k.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hi Wishcasters ! What doors do you wish to open?

Hello Wishcasters ! Im so happy your here . Today the lovely Jamie Ridler asks,
" What Doors do you wish to open ? " That is such a good one for me this morning . Since winning her Video Luv contest last weekend , I realized that it is possible to try something regardless of the outcome , its all about trying , opening those doors.
I've denied myself opportunities, because I didn't feel I was ready . After I found out that I had won the video contest , it was like a message from the universe , telling me the answer to my fear , my dought . I have to start NOW! What am I waiting for?
I have always been someone who videos everything , my kids would get so annoyed with me, because all I would ever do is video everywhere we went . Im glad I did it too ! I often watch those videos , being that both of them are all grown up living elsewhere on their own , calling me once in a while , living their own lives .
When the kids graduated high school , I took my videos to a different path , a new direction , I started to slightly take myself a little more seriously & filmed the events I would go to , or hanging out with friends . The camera became my looking glass . People started to notice them , then I started my art journal videos , people on YOUTUBE wouldn't even give a care about the art journaling itself, but more how good I made the video LOL! Funny right? Here I am putting up art journal videos but more filmmakers loved them than the art journaling crowd . It was funny to me ,but also a great feeling that my filmmaking was being taken seriously . To this whole story sorry its so long LOL! I don't mean it to be really , I have decided to go for it! Do it! Everything around me , everyone I know , gives me signs , to DO IT!
So the answer to Jamies question is, I want to open the doors to the next step in my art , open the doors to the filmmaking world and not only for me , but for others as well . I have a meeting with an artist I will be doing a short on , Im excited , but scared at the same time , honored that she has agreed to do the short , it only means she takes me seriously , and thats a great feeling . Since I've been taking Jamie's e-courses , its been nice , her courses have been very helpful , Im always reminded what i need to do . It's like a meditation while Im awake , and hearing Jamie's voice is calming , keeps you in a quiet state . I do recommend taking her courses if you aren't already , it keeps you focused .
Thanks as always Wishcasters for stopping by , I love you all , your all great souls!
Until next time ,


Maryann K. : )