Saturday, July 15, 2006

Merging Emerging

...Wow. It's been quite a while since I tossed up a post here. I'm not dead, though there are days when 'suspended animation' takes the place of 'life' in general.

To say a lot has been going on since my last post would be equivalent to saying, 'Mount Etna is getting ready to blow in 3 seconds. I haven't packed yet but I -think- I can squeeze a few hundred items into a duffle bag before I have to run.'

The biggest thing thus far, out of the list, is that I've been finishing up a commissioned piece of choral music for the amateur choir I sing with. It wound up being a piece for 4-8 voices, and my choir mistress has, in a demonstration of great faith and staggering optimism, given me the privilege of training the quartet. Our performance (which is an entire evening of original local compositions written specially for us) premiers all pieces in October.

I'm also trying to put together a short, few-week curriculum for teaching a small costuming class as requested by my creatives group director. This is still in progress, and my brain is short-circuiting. Since the main feature of what I'll be teaching them is 'costuming on a budget and creativity', it requires a staggering lot of thought that I'm not sure I'm capable of. Nervous? Hell yes.

On top of that, the job has notched up from 'Nnnngh stress' to 'AAAAAAAAAAAAGH GET ME OUT OF HERE'.

Needless to say, EEEEGAH. Yeah. I'm sort of snowed under.

But! I will be posting a little more regularly now, I hope!