Hello all!:)

Well, Spring has definitely arrived in all of her splendor in California. We have had the craziest rains, more rain than there's been in many years. The reservoirs are once again full and nature is just exploding in all her glory everywhere you look. I am especially happy to see that some of the wild flowers that were endangered are back namely wild blue lupines. I'm seeing them all over, on sides of freeways,growing in empty lots, in people's gardens and even some in my own garden. I found a hummingbirds nest that had been discarded or perhaps dislodged by the winds. It is the tiniest most exquisite example of the brilliance of these tiny marvels. Imagine having to build and weave your home with your mouth and your feet alone?! Pretty amazing engineering. They wove tiny thistle down into tiny balls then wove them together and coated the outside in tiny pieces of wood, bark and grass. It is a tiny work of art that I will always treasure. 

I am also very happy to have two new Tee shirts that we are offering on my site that I hope you will like as much as I  enjoy designing them. As you know I am an Artist and these Tee shirts help to support my endeavors in Art and Music. I am so grateful to all of you who have shown interest and support to me. It has given me a lot of confidence and pride to see that you like my artwork and music for what it is, not just because I am also an actor. I have come to a very clear realization. I want to put my focus, my energy into creating Art that I love, that I believe in and that I truly enjoy making. With your support I am hoping to be moving forward on some of the goals I have had for years but that I had to put aside. After last year I think I had to take some time to heal, to regroup after so many personal losses. I know this was the case for many of us. These kinds of life changes really affect one deeply and in order for art to come through you, you have to allow time to process. I feel finally like I am coming through it, the doors are beginning to open again as I have been writing new music, drawing and designing new work for both sculptural and painted /mixed media work. 

The other day a friend on twitter mentioned that he had been in a creative rut. 

We all find ourselves in these ruts from time to time. The biggest lesson I've been learning lately is that when you find yourself unable or unsure as to how to move forward, a good way to help get you through it is to just start doing, start experimenting without any expectations. It's not something that I do easily as I am by nature a perfectionist and very harsh judge of my own work. If you work/play solely with the intent of exploring, you open yourself up, give yourself room to just explore and have fun. Remember fun? Yeah exactly. I love that saying " Dance like no one's watching". It's that feeling applied to whatever form of creativity you choose. It's been working well for me. 

Normally autumn is my favorite time of year but this spring has been so beautiful it might just take 1st place. I know in many places winter has decided to extend itself way beyond the beyond dumping snow and crazy weather on tons of folks. Hopefully that is now out of the way for those of you reading this who've been experiencing that! I hope that wherever you are spring is finally arriving for you too. 

Ok, I guess I will sign off for now as this wee note got rather longer than intended! 

Many thanks again for your love, your support, your friendship, and your ideas and feedback. You guys are the BEST! 

Much Love 

F

18 comments

  • BBmonaco

    BBmonaco

    Things are waking and coming back to life.

    Things are waking and coming back to life.

  • Aaron

    Aaron

    A wonderful blog entry, Fairuza. I enjoy writing, and I've recently started to feel creatively exhausted. So when I read, "a good way to help get you through it is to just start doing, start experimenting without any expectations," it felt like a jolt and I remembered exactly why I fell in love with writing in the first place. Thank you for your inspiration, Fairuza! I hope you, your family and friends are healthy and well.

    A wonderful blog entry, Fairuza. I enjoy writing, and I've recently started to feel creatively exhausted. So when I read, "a good way to help get you through it is to just start doing, start experimenting without any expectations," it felt like a jolt and I remembered exactly why I fell in love with writing in the first place. Thank you for your inspiration, Fairuza!
    I hope you, your family and friends are healthy and well.

  • Aaron

    Aaron

    A wonderful blog entry, Fairuza. I enjoy writing, and I've recently started to feel creatively exhausted. So when I read, "a good way to help get you through it is to just start doing, start experimenting without any expectations," it felt like a jolt and I remembered exactly why I fell in love with writing in the first place. Thank you for your inspiration, Fairuza! I hope you, your family and friends are healthy and well.

    A wonderful blog entry, Fairuza. I enjoy writing, and I've recently started to feel creatively exhausted. So when I read, "a good way to help get you through it is to just start doing, start experimenting without any expectations," it felt like a jolt and I remembered exactly why I fell in love with writing in the first place. Thank you for your inspiration, Fairuza!
    I hope you, your family and friends are healthy and well.

  • Scatterheart7

    Scatterheart7

    You have no idea.. like I've been drinking too much lately for all sorts.. man my head is fucked. I'm drinking Polish beer.. my friend left hours ago.. and aaargh lol so much to everything. I just don't know.. where to start. Probably with the drink. There's girls and like figureing out where they are in my life and heart. It's hard. Love from me and homie the cat xxx

    You have no idea.. like I've been drinking too much lately for all sorts.. man my head is fucked. I'm drinking Polish beer.. my friend left hours ago.. and aaargh lol so much to everything. I just don't know.. where to start. Probably with the drink. There's girls and like figureing out where they are in my life and heart. It's hard. Love from me and homie the cat xxx

  • Lori

    Lori

    I think that's excellent advice for all creative people. I'm a writer at heart, but I often get distracted by too many real life blahs. Gotta pay the bills! I also like to plan out my writing and when I don't have a lot of free time for it, that can hold me back or even discourage me from starting anything. I should just dive into something the next time I have a few moments and see what I can produce. Maybe that'll pull me out of the rut. So thank you for that!

    I think that's excellent advice for all creative people. I'm a writer at heart, but I often get distracted by too many real life blahs. Gotta pay the bills! I also like to plan out my writing and when I don't have a lot of free time for it, that can hold me back or even discourage me from starting anything. I should just dive into something the next time I have a few moments and see what I can produce. Maybe that'll pull me out of the rut. So thank you for that!

  • Ben

    Ben

    Like you, fall is typically my favorite season. The crisp air contrasting with the warm days, the crunch of the leaves under your feet, the colors, so vivid and amazing. Like the last hurrah before a long slumber. However, spring is like a rebirth, a joyous moment where bright colors and life abounds. I have been in a creative rut for nearly 20 years as I have tried in vain to write again. How do you find your muse to push you past where you feel comfortable?

    Like you, fall is typically my favorite season. The crisp air contrasting with the warm days, the crunch of the leaves under your feet, the colors, so vivid and amazing. Like the last hurrah before a long slumber. However, spring is like a rebirth, a joyous moment where bright colors and life abounds.
    I have been in a creative rut for nearly 20 years as I have tried in vain to write again. How do you find your muse to push you past where you feel comfortable?

  • Jonnyrp

    Jonnyrp

    I'm glad that things seem to be working out fine angel. Off course losses are a pain in the butt. All jokes aside, i did lose a couple people in the space of the last 2 years too but seeing as how people around me/us and how you seem to have lived through this makes me happy that i did too. This is a real blessing to have people like you (Famous or not), strong and inspiring. Committing themselves to their art in the way that you believe it should be shared instead of going down the hole of the big "Let's make only radio hits and radio friendly songs etc..." It's a breath of fresh air to chat with someone as carring and cool as you are and i wish you the best. Love you. Hum... Is it just me or i see a nose ring on this picture? Anyways, you are beautiful as heaven, or hell? Whatever!

    I'm glad that things seem to be working out fine angel. Off course losses are a pain in the butt. All jokes aside, i did lose a couple people in the space of the last 2 years too but seeing as how people around me/us and how you seem to have lived through this makes me happy that i did too.

    This is a real blessing to have people like you (Famous or not), strong and inspiring. Committing themselves to their art in the way that you believe it should be shared instead of going down the hole of the big "Let's make only radio hits and radio friendly songs etc..." It's a breath of fresh air to chat with someone as carring and cool as you are and i wish you the best. Love you.

    Hum... Is it just me or i see a nose ring on this picture? Anyways, you are beautiful as heaven, or hell? Whatever!

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    A breath taking girl with mesmerizing eyes and incredible talent for art, music, and acting. I'm happy to be a new fan on here and look forward to more. :)

    A breath taking girl with mesmerizing eyes and incredible talent for art, music, and acting. I'm happy to be a new fan on here and look forward to more. smile

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Fairuza, I've made it on here, I'm not here to say anything rude, just want to say hello and letting you know I'm still around, so drop a line once in a while and lemme know what's up, o.k.?

    Fairuza, I've made it on here, I'm not here to say anything rude, just want to say hello and letting you know I'm still around, so drop a line once in a while and lemme know what's up, o.k.?

  • Living Dead Girl Nicole

    Living Dead Girl Nicole

    I love the fact that you are so talented in so many different ways. You have actually inspired me as an artist and I just finished my "I Bind You Nancy" portrait. You can see it on my blog here: https://artworkbylivingdeadgirlnicole.wordpress.com/2017/05/07/spitting-image-i-bind-you-nancy/ I hope you like it. If you're ever in Chicago it's all yours.

    I love the fact that you are so talented in so many different ways. You have actually inspired me as an artist and I just finished my "I Bind You Nancy" portrait.

    You can see it on my blog here: https://artworkbylivingdeadgirlnicole.wordpress.com/2017/05/07/spitting-image-i-bind-you-nancy/

    I hope you like it. If you're ever in Chicago it's all yours.

  • Rick

    Rick

    Hello Fairuza... another fan here that very much appreciates your acting and art. In the "for whatever it's worth" file, I just finished watching a show hosted by "Svengoolie" which is a pathetic replacement for the slightly less pathetic show previously hosted by Elvira. I believe you would be a perfect candidate for a show like this that features old horror or mystery movies or spoofing bad ones, but with more class. Just sayin'

    Hello Fairuza... another fan here that very much appreciates your acting and art. In the "for whatever it's worth" file, I just finished watching a show hosted by "Svengoolie" which is a pathetic replacement for the slightly less pathetic show previously hosted by Elvira. I believe you would be a perfect candidate for a show like this that features old horror or mystery movies or spoofing bad ones, but with more class. Just sayin'

  • Coldwon

    Coldwon

    Love your work. Thought that you could use a good thought for the day. -J Invictus by WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds and shall find me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.

    Love your work. Thought that you could use a good thought for the day. -J

    Invictus by WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY

    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

    In the fell clutch of circumstance
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.
    Under the bludgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbowed.

    Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the Horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds and shall find me unafraid.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate,
    I am the captain of my soul.

  • hello, hey theres a good feeling being on your site and good work fairuza, sometimes i need to see and read positives thought and creative mind, wich i found here thanx for inspiring me! have a nice day and keep the good work

    hello, hey theres a good feeling being on your site and good work fairuza, sometimes i need to see and read positives thought and creative mind, wich i found here thanx for inspiring me! have a nice day and keep the good work

  • hey hello , i just listened to your songs and they are amazing , seriously they are great great voice and emotion in singing , i felt your presence while listening it was a great experience, congrats and cant wait to listen to more . goodbye :)

    hey hello , i just listened to your songs and they are amazing , seriously they are great great voice and emotion in singing , i felt your presence while listening it was a great experience, congrats and cant wait to listen to more . goodbye smile

  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth

    I really like your art I would really like to see something on glass would be cool. But really me and my wife would like something for our semi truck. I'm an owner operator and so many things would just get destroyed in my truck from rough roads. What would you recommend that I could place in here? I like your sigils as I am new to meditation, I was born intersex xxy and after years of off and on medical problems and dysphoria me and my wife decided it was time for me to transition and I come from a very "religious" background and it made me see that there's wasn't right for me so I'm new to meditation and I was listening to music on YouTube and heard your music and love it!! It stuck a chord in me lol. And so I looked your fb up to see where I could buy the album or whatever and seriously where can I get that?? Anyway please let me know what you think on a sigil me and my wife haven't decided on my name yet but we're leaning toward Elizabeth thanks!

    I really like your art I would really like to see something on glass would be cool. But really me and my wife would like something for our semi truck. I'm an owner operator and so many things would just get destroyed in my truck from rough roads. What would you recommend that I could place in here? I like your sigils as I am new to meditation, I was born intersex xxy and after years of off and on medical problems and dysphoria me and my wife decided it was time for me to transition and I come from a very "religious" background and it made me see that there's wasn't right for me so I'm new to meditation and I was listening to music on YouTube and heard your music and love it!! It stuck a chord in me lol. And so I looked your fb up to see where I could buy the album or whatever and seriously where can I get that?? Anyway please let me know what you think on a sigil me and my wife haven't decided on my name yet but we're leaning toward Elizabeth thanks!

  • KIRA

    KIRA

    Well well hi, im just a shadow a nobody but years back I seen you play in a movie goth as u can be and what can I say. You raised hairs. In a good way I just had time to find u. You are ever free I would like to email you to show you something you might find pretty interesting. Kordairapture@gmail.com my only intention is the nostalgia of communicating with one of my favourite artist.

    Well well hi, im just a shadow a nobody but years back I seen you play in a movie goth as u can be and what can I say. You raised hairs. In a good way I just had time to find u. You are ever free I would like to email you to show you something you might find pretty interesting. Kordairapture@gmail.com my only intention is the nostalgia of communicating with one of my favourite artist.

  • Living Dead Girl Nicole

    Living Dead Girl Nicole

    Just a follow up to my above post. I can not wait until next month to meet and give you my art piece in person! So excited you will be at Days of the Dead.

    Just a follow up to my above post. I can not wait until next month to meet and give you my art piece in person! So excited you will be at Days of the Dead.

  • Bill

    Bill

    Fairuza, thank you for the upbeat and positive blogs. I have been following your road trip on FB, I enjoy the amazement you are finding on your trip, in the out of way and ordinary things and places. I hope to see you in Kansas one day. I enjoy your store (great gifts), and your Saints collection. Interesting choice of ST Expedite, thought I am devotee of St Michael. Peace, love and light to you and safe travels

    Fairuza, thank you for the upbeat and positive blogs. I have been following your road trip on FB, I enjoy the amazement you are finding on your trip, in the out of way and ordinary things and places. I hope to see you in Kansas one day. I enjoy your store (great gifts), and your Saints collection. Interesting choice of ST Expedite, thought I am devotee of St Michael. Peace, love and light to you and safe travels

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