My time working on a feature film as assistant costume designer is wrapping up. I may be brought back for one more day for reshoots of a big scene, where they didn’t have time to get all the footage they wanted, but in the meantime, I’m jumping into work on my next theatrical design and finishing a couple wedding alts I put on hold. I’m also going to start tackling my very messy house. I think if I ever do a film again (and I would like to do 1 or 2 a year just because the money is so very good), I will need to hire in someone to clean house at least every other week, which is something I’ve never even considered before. Or just start training my kids to be a little neater. They got to run wild for six weeks, which is great for them but rough on our living space.
Speaking of the kids, they go back to school tomorrow! Which gives me the time during the day to focus on my sewing side of things but also more time to devote to what I do under the Kat Micari name here. It will be good for all of us, and I really hope that we don’t have to shut down again due to the pandemic. So what can you expect here? Well, right before I signed up for the film, I had started taking some online courses, both marketing and music ones. The marketing I’m learning mostly for my shop (https://www.originalsbykatharinetracy.com/), but I will also be applying it here. It has been slow going, but I completed the first marketing course this past weekend.
I want to be creating and sharing more of everything that I love doing here, and I have the feeling since I’ve been working so hard and haven’t been able to process all that’s been going on in the world these past six weeks, then I will be using my art to help me do just that. I actually had my flute cleaned and refurbished the week before starting work, and I haven’t touched it yet, so that is on the docket for this week too.
I want to spend a little time every day writing, making music, and drawing or painting. And I’m excited to potentially have that time now, in between doing what I need to with my costume and sewing work to bring in an income. When the world seems bleakest is when we need to shine our inner lights the brightest.
I’m not sure what the future holds, but I want to continue to grow and learn and create and love every single day. The autumn has always been my industrious time, my time to gather the fruits of my labor and store away for the winter, and I’ve been feeling that all weekend already. I need to balance that industry with nurturing and rest, so I can continue doing what I’ve set out to do. And I hope you will enjoy following me on my journey while continuing on your own path.