sometimes, i feel like an artist who hasn't found her medium. or one who has too many mediums. do you ever feel like that? let's imagine for second that every tool was at your disposal, and that you had the means to create anything you wanted. what would you do?
can i tell you what i'd do? i'm going to go out on a limb here and assume that i can.
there are so many things...
i think i'd have a web series or a TV show. it would probably be not unlike this blog but in video format. me, likely with a co-host, maybe the occasional guest, chit-chatting about life, and what's awesome and what's shitty about it. i would hope that it would be equal parts funny, touching, useful, ridiculous and thought-provoking. would you watch "the bright red hoodie show"? you could be a guest!
also, i'd record some of my little songs.
if i had a better camera, i'd take portraits of everyone i love and make a book of them. just one copy, for me. maybe i'd do this throughout my whole life and have different volumes. then, when i'm very old, my portrait books would keep me company in the old folks' home. i'd run around with them, trying to get people to sit down and look at them with me: "hey ethel! check out the lashes on this beautiful man i once loved!", "didn't my mother have the warmest eyes you've ever seen, henry?!"
umm, what else?
i'd probably make little videos about the lives of the most interesting people i know. maybe a sort of day-in-the-life of each person. and i'd make them tell me how they got to be so clever at whatever it is they're clever at. photography, songwriting, graphic design, health, whatever. and we could all watch and learn and be a bit more clever in that area too.
i'd probably have a line of accessories. bags and jewellery.
i'd work on a big project made out of cardboard. have you ever watched the making of "the science of sleep"? it's in the special features on the DVD. michel gondry brings a bunch of his friends to his summer house and, together, they build the cardboard set for the dream sequences in the film. i'd want to do something very close, if not identical, to that.
is this a stupid game? maybe. but i still want to know what you'd do so please share. or just keep it to yourself. but, seriously, it'd be way more fun if you shared.