2.28.2013

>>blurrrr>>

//sometimes life is blurry!
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//embrace it & dance!
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//trust the Lord and things will begin to come into focus
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//...eventually!
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//currently learning to play the ukulele... learning to read music is really hard
...maybe because i'mSQUIRREL!
//New York is in 5 weeks seriously contemplating just staying there
//i have the most amazing friends//thank you for your prayers
//blogs i'm loving are tickled yellow & of course NatThe Fat Rat
//revelation: Jesus' love is not  performance driven - neither should mine be

2.26.2013

^^^what's up^^^

//listening to the You've Got Mail movie soundtrack and planning New York with help of Nat The Fat Rat

36 more days! 

I can't contain my excitement!!!

//meanwhile, i've got the urge to sell everything i own. 

Garage sale in two weeks people!!!
***OK, maybe not everything i own, but a good portion of things i don't need or use...or want***

//the magazine photo shoot i did like a million years ago comes out next week! {eek!} 
i'll find out friday if i made the cover. finally, i'll be able to post all those behind the scenes photos i have.

//the agency prep class that i am taking turned into a "you really don't need to get signed with an agency to do what you want to do" type of a session after talking with my instructor about my goals. {more on that in a later post}  however, loving every minute i learn more and more about this thing called acting. 


//i ordered my ukulele this morning.  found out my dad used to play {what else is new, the man can & has played every instrument} expect to be wowed by the most fantastic ukulele videos you've ever seen!

//i leave you with a little joy to end your tuesday



2.25.2013

Fashion For A New Life Fashion Show

Friday night I attended the Fashion For A New Life Fashion Show benefiting the New Life Center: A Refuge From Domestic Violence. For more information on The New Life Center, check out their website here

One of my best friends Sarah was showcasing a dress she made in the show. Her garment won the competition! I am so proud of her! She is so talented! Be sure to follow her blog here!

//Sarah styling a few models backstage.

//Let the show begin

//The gorgeous & talented Bianca Mead. 
This 16 year old is already signed with Wilhelmina Models out in LA. 
Watch out fashion world, America's next top model is coming your way!

//The lovely Candace Roberts!

//Another shot of Bianca in the dress Sarah made.


 //It is time to announce the winner of the design competition

//Sarah Murzyn!!!

//Some shots of family and friends after the show
Fun night!

"Gardener" - Coca-Cola light Commercial - Director's Cut

I was watching the Academy Awards last night {very pleased with the outcome} & this commercial came on during one of the breaks.
I can't remember the last time I enjoyed watching a commercial. I thought it was so adorable, I had to share it with you this morning! 

Enjoy!


Happy Monday! Make it amazing!

2.22.2013

This Weekend

Happy Friday All!!!

//so tonight I am attending a fashion show called Fashion For A New Life 2 benefiting New Life Center: A Refuge From Domestic Violence. My friend Sarah is a very gifted artist/designer/stylist {you name it, this girl can do it} who has a piece in the show so I will be going in support of her.  Check out Sarah's blog here! Also, the women who runs the event gave me a media pass to the event since I am a blogger so I will be posting all about the event next week. 
Stay tuned!
***side note: I literally had nothing to wear so I apologize in advance for my lack of fashion forwardness***

//since my acting head shots are outdated, my friend James graciously offered to shoot my new head shots tomorrow. total blessing! thank you James!!!

//sunday...sunday? I feel like I have something going on this sunday besides church but I can't remember what!... 
OH MY GOODNESS, it's the Academy Awards!!! who's as excited as I am???? 
I will don my full length bridesmaid dress {probably the one I wore for Bree's wedding} & wave at the imaginary people sitting in my living room. Then, when that magic moment happens, I will give a heartfelt, tear-jerking, spirit-filled "thank you" to the academy for this amazing Oscar hairbrush!
"you like me, you really like me!"

You know you've practiced an acceptance speech of some sort in front of the mirror before, don't lie!

...OK...I'm back, 
{I've been doing that a lot lately.}

what are your weekend plans?



2.20.2013

I Am An Actor

...have I told you that yet?
As a child, if you were to ask me "Kerrin, what do you want to be when you grow up?" I would always reply with "I want to be an actress!"
Throughout my life I have been in love with the craft! After high school I was going to move out to New York and pursue this impossible career.
I'm not sure what happened along the way.
I think a strong dose of reality sets in and you start to lose hope or even the drive to do the things you love. At least, that's what I've noticed.

I remember my first play. I was in 7th grade. My middle school was putting on Kilroy Was Here. I remember being heart broken because I didn't get a lead role. Even in 7th grade I was a perfectionist with my work, so when I didn't get a lead role I beat myself up about it. As I am sitting here remembering, it was a terrible audition. Haha I had no idea what I was doing, I just said the lines the way I would have said them! Forget character breakdown and reading the other lines before & after mine so that I would have some sort of context. Haha oh too funny!!! I was cast as The Western Union Messenger. No name, just The Western Union Messenger. I think I had 3 lines in the whole play. At that age, knowing very little about the world of acting, I didn't realize that just getting a speaking role in a performance was a good thing. I could have been cast just as some background dancer and singer but NO. I, Kerrin Chance was given a speaking role for my very first  performance of my career. Wow what an accomplishment! In the words of the great Barbra Streisand, "Where's all the suffering before you click? And the hard knocks, the setbacks you're supposed to learn from? This is too quick. I haven't suffered enough yet." 
[insert dramatic back of the hand to the forehead gesture]


...OK!...I'm back. 

So needless to say, after that show I was hooked! Freshman year of high school I took Drama 1-2. The 3rd week into the year, our theater teacher fell off some bleachers and broke her back. We had a substitute teacher for the rest of the year who was awful! Sophomore year they still hadn't found a new theater teacher. It wasn't until Junior year that they hired Dennis Bush to take over the drama department. Mr. Bush was an amazing theater teacher! He approached me after one performance in our Drama 3-4 class and told me he was putting together an ensemble of actors that would be "the elite eleven" and they would perform original material throughout the year. He was calling it North Canyon Theatre Ensemble. He wanted me to audition! So I did, and I made it. He wrote our ensemble four original shows that we performed throughout that year. I learned so much in that group. In that year, Mr. Bush also took Theatre Ensemble to New York. In the four days we were in NY we saw three shows (1. Wicked Original Broadway Cast - yes, Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth & Joel Grey were right in front of me. 2. A Raisen In The Sun - starring: Sean *P.Diddy* Combs, Phylicia Rashad & Sanaa Lathan. After the show, I noticed Taye Diggs and Indina Menzel sitting in our row as well. 3. Wonderful Town starring Donna Murphy), Shakespeare workshop with Lester Thomas Shane, and a visit of Ground Zero & The Statue of Liberty (I got sick on those days so no Ground Zero or statue for Kerrin). That trip was amazing.

Senior year I wasn't sure if I wanted to act anymore so I didn't continue with Theatre Ensemble. I know, what was I thinking?!? Mr. Bush took Theatre Ensemble to London that year! Knife to the heart!

From senior year til about last year I was in this funk with acting. I wasn't sure if it was the direction the Lord would have me go in. He was starting to talk to me about other areas in my life, like ministry. 
I was nervous to pursue acting. I didn't want to be in that world constantly. I was afraid it would change me & not for the better. Hollywood is satan's playground. Everything about it is the opposite of truth. I didn't trust myself to not compromise if I were to pursue it. 
My outdated head shot


So here I am... it's stirring up in me more & more. 
Last year I took a dramatic acting class at The Dearing Acting Studio out here in Phoenix and I loved it. I loved being with all my fellow weirdos...I mean actors. The Chief Operating Officer of the studio and friend of mine Brian, asked me what my plans were for acting. I told him I wasn't really sure and then asked him his opinion of me. He told me that I need to get signed with an agency out here. I said I was interested in doing that and he told me about an agency prep class the studio offered. He said that every quarter the studio hosts a showcase of the students that are ready to be signed with an agency. The reputable agencies in Phoenix come to the studio and watch the students in the showcase. If any of the agencies want you then they offer you a contract. It's a much easier way to be seen by all the agencies rather than mailing them your head shot and resume and pray they call you in for an interview. 

My first session for agency prep is Monday the 25th. Super excited!

What dreams are you pursuing lately?

That Post With The Horse!

scarf TJMaxx jacket Ross dress Nasty Gal clutch (gifted from The Best) Betsey Johnson boots Target
 As Kimberly and I were shooting, I noticed a women walking a horse to the back of our church campus up by the mountain. I ran over to her and asked if we could take a few pictures with her horse and she kindly said "yes". Kimberly and I introduced ourselves to her and she said her name was Layla & this was her horse Blondie. She shared with us that she adopted Blondie & that she sometimes takes Blondie up the trails on the mountain behind our church.
What a blessing, right? This has been the highlight of our shooting experience by far. :D
Thank you so much Layla!!!

Happy Wednesday!

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