In the loop with Lizzy
Lizzy Dabczynski-Bean is busy as a bee, thinking about past performances and current projects…
September. Wow. Canyou believe how fast this year has passed? Is anyone with me on this, or is it just me? Now, something you mayor may not know about me is that my‘ big dream’ is to bean actor. This is one of the reasons for the big move to California that I’ ve referenced in past articles. Gotta give it as hot, right ?( If you know of anyone in ‘the biz’ I should chat with, pop mea message!)
So, anyway. When it comes to time passing, I often think of my personal timeline in terms of shows I’ ve performed because they take up weeks or months at a time and feel like seasons unto themselves. So for me, it genuinely feels like it’ s been only a few short weeks since I was performing in a production of A Christmas Carol while rehearsing for my next show, Peter and the Star catch er. I think, if I had to do either one of those shows tonight, I’ d be perfectly fine to go on. They’re still in my bones! Yet, it’ s been over six months since Carol. Heck, it’ s been over a year since performing my favourite role, Jane Eyre, but it feels like yesterday.
I’ m grateful to say that I’ ve been on stage a lot! I was incredibly fortunate to live in an area in Utah where live theatre is widely loved and appreciated. Isn’ t that unexpected? Who’ d have thought that the greater Salt Lake City area would have excellent the atre? If you ever visit Utah( and you should !) be sure to hit a show at the Hale Centre Theatre in Sandy, Utah, or the Hale Center Theatre Ore min Or em, Utah .( That would be in addition, of course, to visiting the breath taking National Parks of Southern Utah, and sightseeing the rich Mormon pioneer history of Salt Lake. Fascinating stuff !)
Speaking of pioneer history–did you know the state symbol, or emblem for Utah is the bee hive? Mormon pioneers were passionate about the idea of the beehive–worker bees all working together for the greater good of the community. Considering a relatively small group of people were trying to resist religious persecution and they headed out west to build a new community, one can see how the beehive symbol would be apt.
But don’ t you think it holds true today? Perhaps it’ s more important than ever to act as worker bees, all together, to‘ support the hive’ and take care of one another.
I love the beehive pattern this month, so I’ m going to ex pound on that theme with my mandala which you can stitch on the same fabric as your other mandalas, like a series of quilt squares, or you can stitch separately.
Have a lovely, busy-bee kind of day, my friends!