Sunday, May 20, 2012

Dare to Dream!

Twenty years from now
you will be more disappointed
by the things that you didn't do
than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
-Mark Twain

You see things; and you say, "Why?"
But I dream things that never were;
and I say, "Why not?
-George Bernard Shaw

Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights
that can't be scaled by a man
who knows the secrets of making dreams come true.
-Walt Disney 

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
-Henry David Thoreau

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Always dream and shoot higher than you know how to.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
-William Faulkner

Trust in dreams,
for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
-Kahlil Gibran 

There is nothing like a dream to create the future.
-Victor Hugo

Dreams come true;
without that possibility,
nature would not incite us to have them.
-John Updike 

Nothing happens unless first we dream.
-Carl Sandburg

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined.
-Henry David Thoreau 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Come one, come all to the famous Hippodrome!!!

A few years back while my writing partner Erika and I were researching for one of our screenplays, we came across this great story.
The subject of the story was a magician and the story of one of his most famous vanishing acts he had ever performed.

It involved making a full grown 8ft. 6000 pound Asian elephant disappear. It was quite a feat, unlike anything ever attempted before and made this particular magician quite famous. This incredible act debuted on January 7th, 1918 on the glamorous stage of the NYC Hippodrome theater and was coordinated by a prestigious  producer by the name of Charles Bancroft Dillingham.  Though not as well known as his contemporaries, Charles Frohman and Lorenz Ziegfeld, Mr. Dillingham was responsible for bringing many soon-to-be stars to the Broadway stage.  

The magician was none other than Harry Houdini and his star, the elephant: Miss Jennie.
Though I'm unsure whether Jennie ever performed in other facets of the show (such as being ridden by a starlet) I knew when I saw the elephant in Tumble Fish Studio's Wild Things kit that I wanted to highlight her. So I present to you . . .

Dolly and Jennie of the famous Hippodrome Theater!

Fun Fun Fun!!! The celebration has begun . . .

Deviant Scrap, my digital home away from home turns 2 this week!~
And there is all sorts of fun to be had.  Don't be left out, click HERE

This month's Deviant Muse has got to be one of my favorites to date!

Ever secretly want to "Zetti-fy" yourself?

perhaps capture your favorite thing in a pretty box?

Both wishes may be granted via this month's Deviant Muse and thanks to Hollie and Marsha! 
Did I mention it's absolutely FREE?
Grab it HERE