Summer sizzle

Hi everybody! How are you? I hope you’re all enjoying the summer!

I know, I know…I just realized it’s been 6 months since my last post. Well..LOTS has happened in that time. Some great, some not so much. The year started with a death in the family and taking care of family business, but we also had a new family addition and I became an auntie again, yay! And then in March I had a little heart surgery.

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The surgery was planned and I kept it on the down low because I didn’t want you to worry! I had to fix an ‘electric wiring’ issue that would make my heart suddenly speed up to 230 beats per minute (give or take) without warning! After two super scary ER trips I kinda had enough and decided to go with what is called a ‘cardiac ablation’.

 

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I can happily report that it went well and I’m past three months recovery without any issues. Knock, knock, knock!

 

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What it’s supposed to look like…much better.

Yay, dark little heart! Now with extra scar tissue!

 

So if you’ve been wondering about the state of my film project, why the delay in film production/updates, now you know! YesThings We Dig is still in the works! Never give up, never surrender!!! I don’t have any specific shoot dates or more exact info yet, but I wanted to let you know the wheels have started grinding again, slowly but surely!

So, I have been keeping busy with a few things while healing…

PiaVikSideSMWMIn barbarian warrior mode while recovering from surgery…of course I had to find ways to stay creative…somehow, be it photography or painting!

Speaking of warriors….

San Diego Comic-Con is next week and as usual, I have my annual “Her Dark Half” offerings for the Art Show. You can find out the when/where and other details on the FB event invite. I will have six original art pieces up for grabs! Sorry, not prints…yet.

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A partial sneak peek of two of my little warriors (watercolor and ink)

For the 3rd and last time, I am dedicating this year’s series, titled ‘Warriors‘, to Anxiety and Depression Awareness.  Read the story behind the original inspiration here.

Like the last 2 years, I will donate 10% of each original painting’s final bid/sale at the SDCC Art Show’s silent auction to TWLOHA :)

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Going all out with tiny 3D capes for my little warrior heroes!

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Can’t leave out the kitties and tentacles, of course!

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That’s it for now!

 

Have a great weekend, hug somebody, and hope

to see you at San Diego Comic-Con!

kisses, besos, küsse,

Pia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More details on my alter ego’s Her Dark Half page here

 

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headshots by Peter

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Samuel Projects/imdb additions

 

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Her Dark Half at SDCC 2017 Art Show

I’m doing it again! Last year was such a success that I decided to continue with my ‘Warrior’ series of original paintings and again dedicate it to Anxiety and Depression Awareness!

The Art Show at San Diego Comic Con 2017 has moved to a new location, which means, this year you don’t even need a badge to get into the Art Show!!!

Come to the Art Show Thursday 7/20 thru Sunday 7/23 and buy/bid on original art by #HerDarkHalf! No SDCC badge needed this year! Her Dark Half's #WarriorSeries original art again available at SDCC - continuing her pledge to support mental health awareness by donating 10% of final sale to non-profit charity TWLOHA. More info here last (year's blog, but same deal continues this year) https://pianuts.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/art-for-healing

How did this all come about?

Last year, I found out about a non-profit organization called “To Write Love On Her Arms” aka TWLOHA, thanks to the wonderful #AKF (or #AlwaysKeepFighting) campaign started by “Supernatural” star Jared Padalecki. The TWLOHA website states: “To Write Love on Her Arms is a movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.”

So, I decided to donate 10% of each original painting’s final bid/sale at the SDCC Art Show’s silent auction to TWLOHA. :)

Why? Because I’ve lost family and friends to suicide and I have personally experienced the devastating effects anxiety and depression can have on you. This is my way of reaching out and paying it forward. If there’s any way I can help and contribute, even just a little, then why not through my art?

Come to the Art Show Thursday 7/20 thru Sunday 7/23 and buy/bid on original art by #HerDarkHalf! No SDCC badge needed this year!  Her Dark Half's #WarriorSeries original art again available at SDCC - continuing her pledge to support mental health awareness by donating 10% of final sale to non-profit charity TWLOHA. More info here last (year's blog, but same deal continues this year) https://pianuts.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/art-for-healing

I created a Facebook Event Page with all the dates/times and new location to make it easier for everybody to attend and share. Go wild, bid on my paintings, GO BIG, buy the original art and help fight anxiety & depression at the same time! Great Karma awaits! :)

Come to the Art Show Thursday 7/20 thru Sunday 7/23 and buy/bid on original art by #HerDarkHalf! No SDCC badge needed this year! Her Dark Half's #WarriorSeries original art again available at SDCC - continuing her pledge to support mental health awareness by donating 10% of final sale to non-profit charity TWLOHA. More info here last (year's blog, but same deal continues this year) https://pianuts.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/art-for-healing

 

Also: There will be a catered Opening Night Mixer on Thursday from 7pm – 9pm to welcome the public! Hope to see you there!

LOCATION:
This year the art show will be located in the Manchester Grand Hyatt, Grand Hall C & D (on the first floor, right behind the hotel registration desk, where the Blood Drive was last year).

SHOW HOURS*
Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday: 11am – 9pm
Saturday: 11am – 9pm
Sunday: 12pm – 7pm
(*These are the official hours as of now, but there’s a possibility that they’ll try to open the show 2 hours early. I’ll update if/when that becomes official.)

NOTE AGAIN: This year you do NOT need a Comic Con badge to attend the art show.

If you’re not interested in buying a painting and would like to simply donate directly to TWLOHA, please click on the link here.

Ok, I think I covered it all …

Have a great day, hug somebody, hope to see you at San Diego Comic-Con, and feel free to share this post with your fellow Con-goers!

xoxo,

Pia Thrasher (aka Her Dark Half)

 

 

 

New headshots, new reels and a nomination!

Hello everybody! I hope you’re all doing well and that this year has been treating you better than the last one so far!

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So, what’s new?

In January, I had new headshots taken and updated my demo reels again. I noticed that a bunch of new imdb credits have popped up too – please check them out and give my IMDb page a ‘like’ when you have a second!

In February, the dark comedy I wrote, co-directed and acted in, “The Appointment’ was screened during San Diego Filmweek 2017 at MOPA in beautiful Balboa Park. It was a lot of fun to see it on the big screen one more time, hear the laughter in all the right places and take part in the filmmaker Q/A afterwards.
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Don’t worry if you missed it – You can still watch my short film for free right here: The Appointment on Vimeo

Then I found out I was nominated for Best Writing in the Narrative Short Film category for the 2017 San Diego Film Awards in April!

bestwritingI feel honored to be included in such a talented group!

Then at the start of March, I had the opportunity to take part in a ‘Spread the Word to End The Word’ PSA. Watch the short video clip below:

Make a pledge today not to use the word “retard(ed)” and substitute it with more positive language. Commit now to create a loving environment for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Pledge respect now at http://www.r-word.org

That’s it for now – Be excellent to each other . . . and ROCK ON!

Rockondude

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