Welcome to the “meet Amy” post. Grab a cup of coffee and hang out for a bit. These things can often be pretty boring, so here are some random facts about me that might amuse you.
· I believe in the power of duct tape, nail glue and Sharpee markers. I have even gone so far as to detail my kitchen with a Sharpee and create costumes held together with nothing but duct tape.
· I have a metal rod in my arm and a screw in my head.
· I grew up in Waco, Texas and no, I am not a Branch Davidian (and have never known anyone that was).
· I bellydance and have been seen in public dressed as a pirate on more than one occasion.
· I strongly believe that no ice cream is better than Blue Bell and that pork should never be considered barbecue.
· I saw Vanilla Ice in concert well after he melted…late 90s.
· I graduated “cum laude” from college, have had tons of student loans, and do absolutely nothing with my precious degree.
· I was attacked by a group of Canadian geese while making out on a beach.
· I went on a two-week bike-trip from Texas to Florida when I was a kid.
· I live in the home where I met my husband, kissed him for the first time, and married him.
· I believe that actions are far more powerful than words and that the people who shout the loudest are usually the ones whose actions you need to watch the closest.
· I rarely think that an opinion is worth an argument. Life is just too short…I’d rather go swing on my front porch.
Each day is full of chances and choices, but when dreams join the mix, the mundane life can become extraordinary. Meeting Donna was a chance encounter and our choice to work together on this project, Xanadu Road Productions, is allowing us to make dreams happen. In this venture, I am part of the “make it happen.” As I see it, dream making is not a bad way to spend the day.
I am in my third season of working with New Horizon Community Theatre. It is an amazing treasure, full of some of the most wonderful people I have had the opportunity to meet. Everyone there participates on a volunteer basis and they bring a level of excellence to the stage that is astounding. The last show they produced was sold out with many people being turned away (even after adding two performances), due to lack of seating. To see the theatre expand its auditorium is a dream of many NHCT players and crew. Xanadu Road was created, in part, to help that dream become a reality.
I am one of those eclectic artists that can’t stop creating and have a dozen different projects in progress at any given time. My expertise and business is in photography and graphic arts. However, I have dabbled in just about everything considered art and the theatre has always been a passion for me. I also work with a number of charitable organizations and tend to be the “go to” person when things need to happen. When the idea of creating a production company with the intent of supporting local theatres was presented, I could not jump on board fast enough. Through my experience with local organizations and intense “Type A” personality, I will be working to make the dreams behind Xanadu Road Productions a reality.