Film is streaming free this weekend!
Thank you so much for everything you've done for me and for this film. I truly appreciate your help and your encouragement and support. The film will be streaming this... Read more
Newsletter for the film. Three amazing events coming up!
Below is the link to the most recent Lost In Living newsletter. Three different events happening around the country that involve jazz, art and Moms. Please read and... Read more
New Stuff to Enjoy!
Hello Everyone! Please click here for the most recent newsletter. This one will introduce you to a wonderful on-line exhibit and wifey.tv - where I'm helping out as a Sister... Read more
Lost In Living Streams FREE Mother's Day Weekend
Hello and thank you for your incredible support. This Mother's Day I am partnering with other creative women and mothers to make our work available for free. Beginning at 4pm... Read more
Free Streaming of Lost In Living on Mother's Day
Many thanks for your support. Tune in all weekend on Mother's Day to see Lost in Living on-line for FREE and many other offerings. Read here for all the details. ... Read more
Free Screening in Hollywood!
You know how you get an invitation to something that looks intriguing but the hassle of going seems to outweigh the intrigue? I completely understand that situation. It's not easy... Read more
One of my films available to stream FREE this weekend!
My film "Plain Art" will be available for streaming FREE this weekend. "Plain Art" documents an ambitious public art project between Marjorie Schlossman and six Fargo area architects.... Read more
Free screening at University of Southern California
• Lost In Living News: Outside the Box Office with Lost In Living
NEW SCREENING NEWS:
Lost In Livingis screening as part of the "Outside the Box Office" Series... Read more
Free Film about Mental Health and Great Photo/Interview Project
Here is the link to the most recent Lost In Living Newsletter. Keeping you up to date on what's happening and also letting you know about some wonderful projects. Enjoy... Read more
Lost In Living News and more...
Hello! Below is a link to the newsletter for Lost In Living. Here's your chance to take part in a collaborative art project about mother/artists. Please read and thank... Read more
Radio Interviews and more...
Lost In Livinghas another newsletter and here is the link to it. In it you will find recent radio interviews, a link to a new screening guide, access... Read more
Hello! I will be profiling artists on the Lost In LivingNewsletter throughout the Summer. If you are interested in being a part of that, please let me know. And... Read more
Mothers/Artists You Must Meet
Mothers and Artists You Must Meet
Throughout the making of Lost In Livingand as the film screens in various places I have the great pleasure of receiving letters and... Read more
Merrill's New Book
Hello Backers and Supporters!
Merrill Joan Gerber is one of the wonderful subjects of my film Lost In Livingand she has a new book coming out on May 14th... Read more
Two New Screenings
We have TWO SCREENINGS coming up in Southern California. I am grateful to Audrey Bilger, Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn and Melanie Klein for organizing and making these happen. Here... Read more
A Little Thank You
First, I want to thank you once again for your support and make sure everyone received their rewards. If you haven't yet received what you are due, please... Read more
DVD's NOW AVAILABLE
You have been so patient - thank you. I am happy to tell you that DVD's for Lost In Livingare now available at the store on... Read more
For those of you who will be in the Los Angeles Area this Friday night (Feb. 22nd), Lost In Livingwill be screening at the Topanga Public Library, 122 N.... Read more
Keeping you informed!
Hello and Happy (Early) Valentine's Day!
The past few weeks have been particularly hectic. We had our first public screening of the movie at All Saints Church in Pasadena... Read more
I am deep in preparations for the first screening of Lost In Livingand the DVD production. Huge apologies for the delay in getting DVD's to you. Please know they... Read more
I'm excited to tell you that I will be screening the completed film on Friday, February 1st at All Saints Church (132 Euclid Avenue) in Pasadena, CA. There... Read more
Happy New Year!!!
You have all been so patiently waiting to hear when the film will be finished. And I am happy to say that we are very, very close.... Read more
Happy Holidays to all of you! Today I'm sharing a couple of things with you. The first is an RSAnimate video about empathy. Making documentary films has been one of... Read more
Living while feeling Lost
Sometimes things are moving in the right direction while at the same time feeling cluttered with distraction. The film is almost complete. Details seem to be taking longer than my... Read more
Artists you will love...plus news
Hello Everyone! The big news is that the film is basically finished. Picture is locked. Final music cues are still in the works, credits are being finalized and technical details... Read more
How to break through your creative block!
Another great post on brainpickings.org! Lots of great suggestions for getting through the creative block and even accepting it. Here is the direct link:
Thank you for your amazing support.... Read more
Mother Artist Network Festival and Keri Smith
Hello! A couple of very nice events happened this past week that I thought you would enjoy. Jo Pollitt and Lilly Blue, creators of BIG Kids Magazine launched their Mother... Read more
Challenge and Satisfaction
Hello! I read this article over the weekend in the Business section of The New York Times. I was struck by Rachel Carson's determination and persistence to work to improve... Read more
Yoko Ono Artist/Mother
A big thank you once again to all of you.
I must admit that I have not always followed Yoko Ono's work over the years but I definitely found the... Read more
Why Have Kids?
Yes, there's a new book out about this very subject but more importantly there is an even better review of the book. My good friend, Stephanie Bower, has reviewed Jessica... Read more
Joan Didion: Why I Write
Another great blog post on Brain Pickings. This one about why Joan Didion writes. I must say that everything she says could be applied to filmmaking, photography, painting. Take a... Read more
The Lost In Living Tote Bags are here (see below)! If you backed this project in that reward category, it's time to mail them to you. Huge thanks to everyone... Read more
Jona Frank - Artist/Mother
Quick update on the film: very close to completion. We are doing all the many things that one does to fine-tune a film that is so close. And these things... Read more
Deborah Hamon - Mother/Artist
Deborah Hamon is one of the amazing backers of Lost In Livingand I am so grateful! Today I'd like to introduce you to some of her work and her... Read more
Mail ART and Kiera
I know, I know, you are probably sick of all my updates but I simply can't resist sending you this. My very dear friend, Kiera Coffee, a friend I've known... Read more
Pearl Tyree, Artist and Mother
There are so many wonderful mother/artists among the supporters of this film. And it gives me great pleasure to share their work with you when I can. Today I'd like... Read more
Dara Herman Zierlein, Artist, Curator and Mother
I'd like to introduce you to Dara who is a prolific artist and has created an amazing exhibition called SuperMom Unveiled. This is an art show featuring women artists... Read more
Hello! Your support is such an encouragement to me. Thank you. The film is on its way to completion and I'm going to say we will have a finished film... Read more
A Poem a Day
Continued thanks for your support. Today I'd like to introduce you to The Poetry Foundation which has a great feature you can subscribe to called Poem of the Day.... Read more
I am so grateful for your continued support. Incentive rewards will be distributed soon. You will be receiving another message requesting information necessary to get your reward to you. Thank... Read more
No procrastination here
But we all know what it's like to procrastinate. When we need to start a big project, write a grant proposal, pay the bills - anything that takes a huge... Read more
I recently posted the link for the International Museum of Women's online exhibition called Mama: Motherhood Around the Globe. Today I'd like to introduce you to Shira Richter and... Read more
How to Raise a Child: 10 Rules from Susan Sontag
Another great post from Brainpickings.org. Thought you would enjoy reading another mother/artist's ideas about parenting. I try to employ most of them - trying being the operative word here. My own... Read more
Hello Everyone! Today I bring you a video by Caren McCaleb starring her lovely daughter, Olive. Olive illustrated a story she wrote about her best friend, Sofia, and their encounter... Read more
Bach's Goldberg Variationsare a favorite for me. I can fairly say that Bach is one of my all time favorite composers. I thought it appropriate today to share with... Read more
Hello! I am back from New York. Whirlwind trip. Arrived in NY on Friday and returned home on Sunday but fortunately it felt as if I was gone for a... Read more
Hello Amazing Backers! I am full of gratitude to all of you for making this campaign the success that it is. My thanks will never end...
I am on my... Read more
Motherhood Around the Globe
The International Museum of Women is an online museum that showcases art, stories and ideas to celebrate, inspire and advance the lives of women around the world. They now have... Read more
BIG, BIG THANK YOU'S TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!!!
One of the best parts about making this film are the connections I make with people from all over... Read more
Today is the end of a three day weekend for us. Not that I can pay attention to having three days off but school is definitely not in session today.... Read more
The Talk and Tying Your Shoes
According to Kickstarter there only three days left in this campaign. But I'm counting three and a half. It is has been quite a ride doing this and I've enjoyed... Read more
Thinking and Feeling .... and Walking
Once again I must thank you for your continuous help and participation in this project. It seems we get at least one new backer every day and I am so... Read more
Thank you so very much for your participation in this project. It is because of you that we have surpassed the goal. I am grateful!
Today I'd like to share... Read more
What is your secret?
Today I'm sharing a couple of things that have inspired me recently. The first is a link to a website called Fifty People One Question. And one of the questions... Read more
2000 High Fives to ALL of YOU!
What a day. 100 degrees outside once again. Long day of working with my amazing editor (and sweating). But then I came home to find that we now have even... Read more
Poetry is not always easy to tackle. I still love so much of it and I'm grateful for poets who seem to be speaking directly to me. Atsuro Riley is... Read more
Today I am introducing two blogs that I subscribe to and find super funny as well as completely relatable. The first one is http://mothersofbrothersblog.blogspot.com/. Julie aka MOV is the author of... Read more
I hope all of you have had a relaxing weekend. We managed to get through the first week of middle school - well, three days of it. And now a... Read more
Dance (Thank you #4)
Years ago I was a dancer and a choreographer and while my work is very different now, that time still feeds who I am today. And every once in awhile... Read more
The Divided Heart
Today I'm going to share with you a book and a blog that has been quite inspirational for me throughout the process of making this film. Much like your amazing... Read more
Advice to Myself
Once again I find myself overwhelmed with gratitude by your incredible support. I am very touched by your kindness and generosity.
Today I am sharing a poem I've always... Read more
Today I am sharing two very short videos (one less than a minute and one about a minute) of two women from the film. The first is Merrill Joan Gerber,... Read more
Doing The Dishes
It's the day before my daughter starts school - middle school! Yikes! I took her to the beach today to distract her from her nervousness. And to ease my guilt... Read more
Symphony of Color
Welcome all New Backers! I am so grateful you participated in this campaign. Your support means a lot to me. Many, many thanks to ALL OF YOU helping me to... Read more
Searching for Mother
Many thanks to all of you who support this project. I am so happy that this resonates with you. Today I want to introduce you to a web based project... Read more
Old Mother, Little Cat (third thank you gift)
I hope all of you are enjoying a relaxing weekend. Again I am going to thank you with all my heart for the incredible support you have given to this... Read more
The Art of "Having it All" from the Creatiquity blog
Thought you might find this blog post of interest. There's often some great stuff that comes from Creatiquity and this one is right up my alley. Enjoy and again many,... Read more
On Our Way
Welcome New Backers to the Lost In Living Project,
I am so excited you are a part of this and so grateful for your support. As you all know we... Read more
The Second Thank You Gift
Hello! A thousand more thanks to all of you. Are you sick of it yet? I hope not because it's gonna keep coming.
Today there were some backers who... Read more
BIG News and even BIGGER Thanks
The goal of $5000 has been reached and it is all because of YOU!!! How that happened in less than a week is something I am not questioning and just... Read more
Hello Incredible Backers,
Today was another scorcher. Our AC unit is set at 78 degrees and came on before 9 am. Something we rarely experience even though the Summer here... Read more
A Saturday Treat
This afternoon my daughter and I and a few other friends watched the movie To Kill A Mockingbird. Many of you have seen it and/or read the... Read more
The first thank you gift
Hello wonderful backers,
I am pretty much speechless that I may reach the goal so soon. Of course without sounding greedy, I definitely hope we go over the goal because... Read more
Okay, so I was gone all day editing and it was a fantastic day. I'm the kind of person that has to cry at least five times in a movie... Read more
We're having a heat wave but then again it is Southern California in August. I'm not good with the heat but I'm amazed how much I've acclimated to it -... Read more
When I asked Caren's daughter, Olive, who was five at the time, how much she loved her mother she said, "I love her infinity love." When I asked... Read more
A huge thanks to the first backers of this project and another huge thanks to all of you who will be pledging soon, sharing this with friends, talking about it... Read more