Here it is March already. Wow!!! Time sure does fly. So far this year, I have only done one show--a storytelling and magic show at the Wundergroud West magic Store in Garden City, Michigan. A few months ago, I decided to add magic to my stories or just add another type of performance-related things to my repertoire. I have been bitten by the magic bug and have spent a lot of time and money on purchasing new illusions and training DVDs and taking classes. I created a character for my magic shows--Robin of Avalon--a former student and lover of Morganne Le Faye who taught him the tools he needed to become a truly powerful wizard. I created a few illusions to go along with my character for the show and it went really well. I had a full house of about 50 people and shared the stage with two other magicians. it was a lot of fun and I got a lot of compliments about my performance. Need to work up a few stories from King Arthur legends to tell while adding magic to the storytelling. Or just do magic without storytelling.
I'm in Florida for the next month or so. I am down here looking for work. I just applied today for Historic Tours of America. I'll give them a week and call them next week to see if they're interested. No go on the ghost tours. Each place I went said they didn't have any positions opened. Sucks. I would really love to do ghost tours. I love a good,scary story. On the ghost tour we took in Key West, I got a lot of orbs. Really creepy. I also had an olifactory psychic experience where I smelled smoke where no smoke had occurred for at least a hundred years.
Well, my friend and I are going to go to St. Augustine, Wiki Watchee, Orlando, St. Petersburg, (the ghost tour there was fun, but no ghosts on film), and perhaps sarasota to see the Ringling Brothers Museum. Then it's back to Michigan to face the dreaded Arts Funding Cuts issue. Arts are being cut everywhere and it's really distressing to me because I feel that the Arts should be an intrinsic part of everyone's life. But the Yahoos in State government really have their heads in the sand. I hope something good comes from this trip--Ireally do. After turning fifty years old this year, something good has GOT to happen, right?
If you want to send me any hopeful thoughts, I sure would appreciate it. Until next time, gentle readers......Happy Storytelling and Long Live the Arts!!!!