Sunday, November 25, 2012

november madness

We apologize if we've been distant this month, after the show we made up our minds to really buckle down on the personal goals we made for ourselves this month: if you remember, bluebear is writing an album, and barbarian has taken on a novel project. We still love you, though!

The last show was fantastic, it went off without a hitch (except perhaps that we ran a little late, but who can be mad at some extra creativity?) and we ended up with a lot of awesome new friends. So many exciting ideas and plans are in the making! It's thrilling to see so much support and encouragement for local writers, artists, and musicians (I know I, for one, really need it sometimes!). I'm so proud of everyone who has participated in our shows so far, and I can't wait to see what the future has in store!

I haven't gotten to the footage from the last show yet (NOVEL!) but I will very soon! We'll make a little video of the entire night and maybe post some specific sets, if the performers grant us permission to do so. It'll be awesome so stay tuned!!

The next Spiderweb Salon is scheduled to be December 15. It'll feature new faces and some of the usual crew (bluebear and I plan on tackling a couple pieces from our recent projects, wish us luck!) not to mention the release of a new edition of our ZINE!! Winter-style! We'll have heaters and hot cider, it won't be a show to miss. Can't wait to see you there, Denton!

Friday, November 9, 2012

workshops! shows!

WE HAVE A SHOW TOMORROW! There's so much to do but we still can't wait. This is going to be the longest and most diverse Spiderweb yet! AHHH!

I can't believe it's only been a week since we had our second workshop, which was a success! Over the course of the afternoon and evening, we had a great crew of different artists and writers. Some of us got more work done than others, but the air was continuously full of inspiring and thought-provoking conversation. We had a little bit of reflective collaboration and someone even got help on a homework assignment for school. New friends were made. Walker rehearsed to the group a charming parable he wrote about DJ CouchParty, the DJ who would never get better because his friends wouldn't tell him what he could do differently that would make them get off the couch and dance. The weather was incredible and the night ended in a joyfully off-task sing-along session accompanied by guitars and banjo.

The only real bummer was that the zine had to be canceled this month since there just wasn't enough material to include or enough time to complete it. I think everyone is too busy playing catch-up and sharpening their skills for the show! Next time, we'll start much earlier to get the zine done by the show. We plan to continue to host the open Spiderweb Workshop + Arts & Crafts in the future, hopefully once a month. {We, bees} feel that it is necessary for artists to have the important resource of community and opportunity to collaborate or share projects with each other on a smaller scale, as well as a venue to share their more polished undertakings and ideas. We hope more people will continue to take advantage of the time, creative space, and warm atmosphere we're providing at our workshops!

Besides hosting a show, we've made this month is a wild one for creativity. {We, bees) have undertaken some strenuous personal projects for November: bluebear set out to compose an entire album and I am writing a novel. Both of us look forward to showcasing portions of our efforts at the show tomorrow night. It is nerve-racking but exciting. We appreciate all the support the Salon inspires and look forward to enjoying all the other fantastic performances in store as well!