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I See You September 29, 2010

Posted by greenlavender in Art, Emotions, Life, Love, Personal, Poetry.
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I see you on the sidewalk
I see you in your car
I see you in the hall
I see you

I see you and I smile
I see your presence
I see your past
I see you and I cry

I see your life
I see your pain
I see your despair
I see you and I cry

I see your heart
I see your hope
I see your future
I see you and I smile

When Life Throws You A Curve Ball and You Love It! August 10, 2010

Posted by greenlavender in Acting, Personal.
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I had my life all planned out:

  • Quit my government job to pursue acting
  • Start my web design and consultation company to pay the bills until I get acting gigs
  • Work my butt off to get acting jobs
  • Get an acting gig that will allow me to get more acting gigs
  • Produce and direct my short screenplays
  • Stop doing web design and consultation
  • Get more acting gigs
  • Produce and direct feature films

Where am I now?

I have:

  • Quit my government job to pursue acting
  • Started my web design and consultation company to pay the bills until I get acting gigs
  • Worked my butt off to get acting jobs (the work my butt off part is done and keeps going)
  • Started another government job… HUH?

Yup, I’ve gone back to the government. You know the expression “be careful what you wish for ’cause you just might get it?” Ok, that’s the PD’s version but you know the one I’m talking about. Well, it’s true. Before quitting the government, I had told myself that if I could find a web business analyst job that was exciting, with a great team, I would stay. I didn’t find it… then. Last October, surprise! After quite a few months of focussing strictly on acting and tired of being broke, I realized I was pushing things. I wasn’t ready yet for a full-time acting career and that’s why it hadn’t happened. You see, when you force your life to go a certain way, things don’t go so smoothly. So, I started looking for web business analyst contracts for the … drum roll… GOVERNMENT!

And so I found one. You know what the best part is? With the same division I was previously. Part of the team had remained, which was awesome, and the new ones just as awesome. I am having a blast. I never saw it coming.

What about my acting career? Well, my new boss was a great colleague back in 2007 when I quit. She is fully aware of my dream and also very supportive. I am free to go to auditions when opportunities arise.

Because I love my job, I don’t feel desperate about getting acting gigs anymore, so I feel I can be selective. I know the day will come when I get that ideal role, that role I ask for every day. I feel it in my gut. It will happen when I am ready, when it is meant to be.  I keep promoting myself and I am currently developing a strategy to get myself noticed. I also keep working on my screenplays.

I’ve got it all! What can I say? Oh, and I’m not broke anymore. 🙂

My Latest Paintings June 22, 2009

Posted by greenlavender in Art, My paintings, Ottawa, Paintings, Personal.
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I haven’t posted pictures of my paintings in a while so I thought it would be about time I did! Here are five. Most are untitled, but I’m sure they will each receive a name in due time. I painted “No Exit Upstage” the day I was opening a show of the same title.

Untitled, by Natasha Jetté, Oil on canvas, 20" x 16"

"No Exit Upstage", by Natasha Jetté, Oil on canvas, 20" x 16"

 

 
Untitled, by Natasha Jetté, Oil on canvas, 16" x 16"

Untitled, by Natasha Jetté, Oil on canvas, 16" x 16"

Untitled, by Natasha Jetté, Oil on canvas, 24" x 20"

Untitled, by Natasha Jetté, Oil on canvas, 24" x 20"

Untitled, by Natasha Jetté, Oil on canvas, 16" x 8"
Untitled, by Natasha Jetté, Oil on canvas, 16″ x 8″
Untitled, by Natasha Jetté, Oil on canvas, 14" x 10.5"

Untitled, by Natasha Jetté, Oil on canvas, 14" x 10.5"

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Meet Me at the Fringe! April 30, 2009

Posted by greenlavender in Acting, Art, Entertainment, Ottawa, Plays, Show, Theatre.
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I am excited to have been cast in “No Exit Upstage” to be presented at the Ottawa Fringe Festival, June 18-28, 2009.  The show will star the writer: the fabulous Nancy Kenny and myself (Natasha Jetté in case you didn’t know). It is directed by the fantastic Ken Godmere. Check out http://www.ottawafringe.com/ for details to be posted shortly!

To make it even more exciting, the show will be travelling to the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, July 15-26, 2009. Visit http://www.winnipegfringe.com/ for more info. 

See you at the Fringe!