California Girl, Mommy, Wifey, Actress, Comedian ('cause it's not the same as actress), Filmmaker, YouTube Addict, Professional Knitter, Friend
It’s high art on Super Cali Listic this week as a hair rant turns into husband appreciation. To add sparkle to your weekly routine click here:
Since I’ve left Super Cali Land for wintry London I’ve enjoyed shooting whatever happens to catch my eye in the moment. From construction workers outside our flat window to watching BBC with baby, here are some of my favorite moving pictures so far…
While Jesse works on American Psycho, I’m in London with mum and Baby Deco in a neighborhood called Islington. Today we wandered around, spying on the fashionable locals and admiring the old architecture.
Colorful umbrellas through a kitchen window.
“Chim Chim Cher-ee” is what we started singing when we turned the corner and saw row after row of chimneys.
When I heard the cheerleaders from my school were organizing a breast cancer awareness, pink, cowboy themed alumni cheer event at my high school’s football game. I was like, “You had me at PINK!” But when I strolled up to my alma mater with Gramsie and baby and saw the other girls that showed up to practice the cheer routine I realized that maybe they meant “if you graduated in the last five years alumni cheerleading event”. But it was too late, I was there. So I learned that routine and worked it on the field. SuperCaliListic representing for baby mamas everywhere.
I like so many new moms think we can cook, clean, bath, burp and still manage to have time for our own endeavors. The truth is you need help, and even then you’re working overtime. And now cue the cliche “But it’s the best thing I’ve ever done” and it’s true it is. I LOVE my little man. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t have moments where I go completely bonkers. Like this week when I TRIED to shoot a video about my trip to YouTube Space LA…
When both Jesse and Deco managed to break limbs (toe and leg respectively) the week before Halloween it only seemed fitting to dress up as one of fiction’s creepiest nurses – Annie Wilkes from Stephen King’s MISERY…
The other day Deco was napping, the dishes were done, the laundry was folded AND there was still lots of daylight. So of course, I sat down to my favorite past time – firing up iMovie for video log 236 and counting. Some might say I have a problem, but I like to think of it as a much needed creative outlet for this overworked mommy and aspiring filmmaker. But just as I sat down to ramble about God knows what, Jesse wandered into my shot and unwittingly became my Super Cali subject. I think you’ll agree after watching this video that I’m right in wanting him and his sexy legs to be in more of my Super Cali vids. For those of you just coming to the party, Jesse and I have a very strict agreement that I can film him, but only from the waist down. Click and subscribe to my YouTube channel SuperCaliListic to get a regular dose of Super Cali Sparkle in your life. Keep it real peeps!
This week take a peak at what is happening in the digital art scene of Los Angeles.
I recently submitted a video art piece titled “Sisters” to the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival. One of 15 digital shorts selected, I’m really looking forward to the screening Saturday morning (see details below). Meanwhile, the artist reception will be at LACDA (Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts) this Thursday night as part of LA’s Downtown Artwalk. Hope to see you there!
“Fast Film: Here and Gone in 60 Seconds”
Experimental One Minute Shorts
L.A. Center for Digital Art &
Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles
11am Saturday, July 13
Free and open to public
Downtown Independent Theater
251 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
My YouTube obsession started with a crazy girl named Andie Mills and her adventures with BFF Babs Darling.
Photography by Jennifer May
Fast forward a few years and I’m still striking a pose, only the casting has changed to my beautiful baby boy, Deco. Shh! Don’t tell Babs, she’d die of jealously.
Photography by Nadine Bosurgi
So I was feeling pretty rotten this past week, so of course I decided to shoot a video from my “sick bed” instead of getting some much needed sleep. Brilliant. Originally I had planned to make a fun video about a beer pong tournament I was in the previous weekend, but of course all my plans fell through when I feel ill and spent what little energy I had caring for Baby Deco.
PS I know the pop phone thing is kinda weird, but get used to it, cause I’m too cheap AND busy to figure out a better solution right now.