First off, let me start by saying how much I've missed sharing ideas and information with you. You keep me running back to the PC every chance I get: And there are more chances than ever, because my priorities have changed.
I was all worked up because a lot of things went sideways in my life. There were times when I was was sure I was ready to check out; even started getting my Last Will & Testament written...
But I was sick, overworked, stressed & worried.
That's passed and I'm back on track.
So I'm here to update you as Jehovah has given me some words of wisdom to share.
(1) However small you may think your accomplishments may be; however little you think you have or have done in life - You Matter. You've touched lives and changed the world around you. There is someone (although they may never tell you so) who wouldn't be who they are or where they are today if it hadn't been for YOUR Presence in their lives.
(2) Look up at the sky, the stars and accept that you are created in the image of the same God who hung those stars, the sun & the moon. What limits you hold about your capabilities are all in your mind...
Change you mind & change your life.
(3) Instead of aspiring to be the next (whoever), strive to be the best YOU. There's only one you - never has been and never will be. You have one life to be your optimum self. Use it fully & wisely.
(4) Accepting that your are a fallible human being is not the same as accepting limiting beliefs. No matter if you've been told "No, you can't, you won't & don't try,"
all your life...You are still alive.
You still have another chance to make it happen. Do it!
I need you to know undoubtedly, that you are exactly where you are meant to be
- right here - right now.
Your birth wasn't a mistake. The plans for your walk upon the face of this green earth were laid out long before the day you arrived. Embracing this truth helps put all the hills & valleys in perspective. Understanding that you have a great purpose for being born is the major key to executing that purpose.
Get your goals down on paper, notes on your phone or record them. Creat a system of reviewing your past so it can help navigate your path into a future more suited to your own design.
I Love you...SMILE!!!
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Q: I’ve been asked why I clown?
A: Actually, it was my Granddaughter who suggested that I be a clown, because I am so naturally-silly. Out of the mouths of Babes*
Q: Do I make lots of $$$?A: Any performer will tell you, most of the time more money is spent than is made when doing a show. Travel, Costumes, and other cost are involved.
I do this because it is a gift to be able to make people laugh, loosen up, get krunk & act a little bit foolish. Good, Clean Fun is what Pinky is all about*
Q: Am I hot in that costume?
A: Putting on a clowning-show, just as any other show, requires a certain amount of discipline. I dress in a way that helps keep me cool in summer and warm in winter. I don’t think about the weather. I only think about making people laugh & smile. Young & old. I just want people to know that I appreciate them allowing to come into their lives and bring them a bit of laughter & joy*
Q: Does Pinky perform for Adult parties?
A: Pinky enjoys making people laugh! No matter what age we are, most of are still children @ heart. That’s the part that Pinky aims to touch with music from oldies to new hits, and just plain stupid-silly fun. Pinky can dance to any kind of music, although Pinky prefers that the songs be the clean versions--got to stay in the GOOD, CLEAN- GROOVE***
Q: How far will Pinky Travel?
A: To Infinity & Beyond*
Q: What’s the best thing about clowning?
A: It’s a real blast to see children’s faces light up when I give the a free balloon, but the best thing for Pinky is when Teenagers are having fun & and getting in on the act. I want them to know that their wildest dreams can come true and that they can do anything that they put their heart into. Often teens don’t want their peers to see them doing anything that is UNCOOL, but it only takes one brave soul to start dancing or playing around and the others jump-in to show that they too can get Silly & Jiggy with Pinky. It’s also a real treat to put a smile on the face of an adult. Often, grown-ups are tired, stressed-out, they have loads of things on their minds. So making them laugh & get silly is Super-Duper Cool in my book*
I found a video on Youtube that may aid you in finding your comfort zone, concerning “Clowning”.
Please don’t feel anxious because it really is all in good fun. As of now, I should be the only one getting headaches over this business…lol! I love Clowning because I have a vision that surpasses conventionally held beliefs entailing red noses and antics. I see Clowns 4 All Occasions opening doors for a myriad of performers, voice over artists and talented people from all walks of life. How can I think along these lines? First, think of how relaxed people get around entertainers. Strangers will allow performers to hug them, they will turn their wallets and purses over to magicians and kiss movie stars on the mouth.http://getpinky.webs.com/aboutus.htm
Entertainers are not restrained by the same common issues and perimeters as the general public…not that they are better or even different, it‘s just that they are given more leeway and the rules are more relaxed. This is why Clowning is an opportune venue to expand options across the board for O.N.S. Entertainment Company, Clowns 4 All Occasions and all artists and performers in Central Mississippi.http://www.eventective.com/USA/Mississippi/Sallis/574781/Clowns-4-All-Occasions.html
Imagine. Dancing, drawing, singing, comedy, improvisation, spoken word and just about any other act that you can think of. Now; slip on a colorful costume, theatrical make-up, a zany wig and shoes, and the same act becomes and attraction of unsurpassed possibilities. A clown can fall while dancing and make it part of the act. A singer can screw up a song and get laughs instead of boos.
People admire anyone with the courage to dress weird, act silly and do the type of bold things that only a clown can get away with. The truth is that any talent can be expressly experimented upon with a bit of glitz and an open mind.https://www.facebook.com/PinkyTheDancingClown?ref=hl
Take your time & feel good about all of it and call me @ 662-289-7000, when your ready…SMILE*
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
As for modeling, I’ll be creating a page soon that addresses all the issues I’ve encountered as a performing artist. To say the least, modeling is one of the most expensive careers, because so much traveling, clothes, makeup, and other costs are “Out-of-pocket” just while you are working to get noticed and make a name for yourself in the business. If you’re truly interested…
Check out these and other websites that cater to and recruit models. Konscious Money Entertainment is owned by my good friend, Greg X, and is located in Charlotte, NC. But there are always Local Churches, Clubs and Pageants going on in every town so be sure to start right where you are and build on that because it costs much less to travel across town than it does to travel across the country.
Read no less that twenty books about modeling and auto biographies about FORMER MODELS who tell all they endured while climbing the ladder to success. Iman, Beverly Johnson, Jodie Foster and Candice Bergman are just a few who have written of their trials and tribulations in “The Biz.” There is also a book of warning that I’ve not read yet but I here it is a must-read for anyone looking to break into the video scene, “Memoirs of a Video Vixen.” Feel free to call me (662) 289-7000, early morning is best (4am -9am), before my work day begins. Most importantly, Choose a career that can fund your modeling (so you don’t have to rely on the promises of others) and one that challenges the mind because Beauty can be a CURSE without BRAINS to Guide it in the right path. Look forward to talking to you. God Bless and …SMILE*
Sunday, June 30, 2013
I love Clowning because I have a vision that surpasses conventionally held beliefs entailing red noses and antics. I see Clowns 4 All Occasions opening doors for a myriad of performers, voice over artists and talented people from all walks of life. How can I think along these lines? First, think of how relaxed people get around entertainers. Strangers will allow performers to hug them, they will turn their wallets and purses over to magicians and kiss movie stars on the mouth.
Entertainers are less restrained by the same common issues and perimeters as the general public…not that they are better or even different, it‘s just that they are given more leeway and the rules are more relaxed. This is why Clowning is an opportune venue to expand options across the board for O.N.S. Entertainment Company, Clowns 4 All Occasions and all artists and performers in Central Mississippi.https://www.facebook.com/PinkyTheDancingClown?ref=hl
Imagine. Dancing, drawing, singing, comedy, improvisation, spoken word and just about any other act that you can think of. Now; slip on a colorful costume, theatrical make-up, a zany wig and shoes, and the same act becomes an attraction of unsurpassed possibilities. A clown can fall while dancing and make it part of the act. A singer can screw up a song and get laughs instead of boos.
People admire anyone with the courage to dress weird, act silly and do the type of bold things that only a clown can get away with. The truth is that any talent can be expressly experimented upon with a bit of glitz and an open mind.
My mind’s open and now you know what’s on it…SMILE*
Friday, June 28, 2013
O.N.S. is simply an acronym for “Over Night Sensation”. It’s also an Oxymoron, as we at O.N.S. stress the ideology that there is no such thing as over-night stardom or success. Usually, by the time we see a person or group rising to the top of the charts or plastered on magazines and tabloids, they’ve been at it for a long time; struggling to make it in the entertainment industry.
Parents have often given up careers to travel and coach young artists. Others have spent fortunes traveling to auditions, photo shoots, interviews and the likes. Many bands and performers have practiced for years/decades, utilizing any space they could scrounge; basements, garages, church rectories and any other place where the neighbors might not call the police about the noise. Dancers have worn out shoes, carpets and linoleums, getting the moves right, while singers have suffered sore throats, hernias, inner-ear and sinus problems, rehearsing to get the song down-pat. Magicians have set the house afire and many performers have sustained serious injuries in the pursuit of applause. There are no stars that did not pay grueling prices to get to the top. Relationships suffer as loved ones are on the road (sometimes for as long as eleven months to two years) promoting albums, shooting movies, signing books and touring.
Show business is BUSINESS FIRST!……and so many never realize their dreams because they fail to grasp this important concept. Contrary to popular belief, show business is not all about the show: “The Show Must Go On”, is simple TV/Movie talk. Shows get canceled and some never secure enough budget/funding to become more than an idea. The show is a product to be sold…just like shoes, milk or any other consumer item. If consumers do not buy your product---your artistic creation, then you only have the show in your living room for your family and guests. Shows cost money to produce. Venues, production people, film crews, performers, make-up and hair artist….every one expects to be paid. If your act, talent or performance fails to draw a PAYING CROWD, then you have no show because you haven’t got the business.
Artist no longer have to wait for producers, mangers and agents to guide their career. The INTERNET has taken lots of the mystery and the mayhem out of the process of getting noticed and honing your craft. Anything that you can create, be it a work of art, an invention, a hand-crafted item or a video of your latest poem or song, can be viewed, appreciated and even sold via the WORLD WIDE WEB. Google’s Youtube, Ebay, PayPal and Social Networking have generated and perpetuated and environment where anyone can share information and creativity with anyone and everyone who is plugged in.
Yes……… it’s time consuming, frustrating and often inconvenient…but…it’s POSSIBAL! And it’s worth it. That’s the important thing. The possibilities of exposure on the WEB really has revolutionized the whole entertainment industry. And, the big-time corporations that once ruled the entertainment world, creating a few mega-stars while crushing the hopes and dreams of countless wanna-bes, is gone …Forever!
Young hopefuls no longer have to skip-out to San Francisco, Hollywood, New York, Chicago and Seattle, in search of a dream that leaves so many, shattered and broken after years of night-jobs and rejections. Besides, Mini-Media-Moguls are cropping up everywhere; Minneapolis, North Carolina, Atlanta…to name a few, which means you can realize your dreams of stardom (or at the very least performing LIVE) much closer to home - without giving up everything you hold dear, just for a chance to be in the show.
These days, artists want to have it all. No longer are they chanting slogans like, “Show business/Music is my life.” Most professional performers are going to college, learning a myriad of trades, crafts and studies unrelated to entertainment. These wise people understand that no matter how famous or popular you are…there will come a time when the public eye will be armed at someone else. And even though you may be a legend…no one stays in the lime light forever.
The modern route to international fame and acclaim still has as much to do with WHO you know as it does WHAT you know and what you can do. Entertainers/Artists often need backing from people with the money and connections to get them on TV, Played on the Radio, into Movies and Galleries. A great way to be discovered is the INTERNET! So, go ahead, create a free Youtube account and post your performance for the world to see, it’s ok to give your performance for free in hopes that it will be seen and liked by those backers and producers. But, copy-write your material if you can…it wouldn’t feel good to find out that another group is making money off your act/song while you’re doing all the work. And don’t be fooled into believing the lie that you can ride to the top on the back of someone else…remember Milli Vanilli?
Now that you know who O.N.S. is and what we are about, we hope to see you at our next production, featuring live, local artist and performers…SMILE*
HATERS: they cay bring out the best or worst in us, depending on our psyche. The derogatory statements and criticisms can be viewed as feedback or foolishness. Never the less, there is a great value in the bashing of a hater. “What?” You ask, “can a hater do for me?”
For starters, we may think we have very little. Yet, someone hating on us for the things or talents we possess, might prove that they are possessions worthy of envy and that no matter how little we may think we have there are those who have less.
It is said that talk is cheep. Not so. People who are talking about us obviously have us in mind, as they would have to be thinking about us to be talking about us. Personally, as an artist, I want my art, performance or talent to be on the lips of others. Talk will generate interest in my art and that will lead to sales; tickets, CD’s, whatever. No one will buy my works of art if there is no hype about it and haters are great for creating hype.
They may not know it, but it’s there tongue-lashing that will make others curious about what’s going on and basically create an atmosphere of eagerness in those who are already digging what I’m doing.
So let the haters talk…PLEASE!
I cannot buy that type of publicity in any magazine or TV ad. Let them tell all the world why they hate me so others will take a good look. And while they pay to see what’s-up…..Cha-ching!
If people aren’t talking about me that means they aren’t thinking of me. And anyone in this business will tell you…that sucks…SMILE*