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2010 May 28
by shana

…the video & interview portion of The Road Taken Project.

Art Studios

Almost exactly a year ago, I decided to move my art studio out of my kitchen and into a “real” art studio. In some ways, it was a lesson in the concept of: things are what we make of them. Because essentially, any space can be an art studio if designated as such. It is just that I had reached a point where I didn’t want the studio OR kitchen scenario with one always being sacrificed to the other. I wanted a designated space for my art mess. So, I made some calls and the options available at the time were in The Ceretana, an old grain elevator along the railroad tracks that had been turned into artist studios. I have to admit the building has character; I was drawn to the wood, brick, and metal combination. I chose my space, and as I signed my paperwork the studio manager at that time made a point to tell me that my neighbor was someone I should get to know. That neighbor was “J” and I met him the day I moved my stuff in.

“J” is a writer, screenwriter, photographer, day trader, sapphire hunter, and perpetual idea generator. He has also become a friend and graciously agreed to be my first official TRTP interviewee. Although J has a presence online, it is usually incognito as he likes to keep a low public profile… for now. (which is, as you might have already guessed, why we are using initials rather than a full name.) In the video that follows, J talks about how songs have influenced his life, relationships, and what he would like to accomplish in his life.

Introducing: J.S. – Missoula, Montana

About the video and interview portion of The Road Taken Project:

I believe that everyone has a story to tell; everyone has something interesting that makes them who they are as a unique individual. The Road Taken Project would like to take the opportunity to introduce people and share their stories with you.

Videos will also include people speaking on behalf of organizations and events, as well as events and places. Stay tuned…

(p.s. – The world of filming and video editing is still fairly new to me, so please bear with me… I am figuring it out as I go. Thanks!)

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  1. Kibby Smith permalink
    May 29, 2010


  2. Sheila permalink
    June 16, 2010

    Interesting interview and fabulous choice of workspace. Charming and inspiring!

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