“Well, you LOOK great…” When you feel good, it’s hard for you – or anyone – to imagine that you’re sick. That was my experience this round. After my last miserable round of chemo, I walked into my oncologist’s appointment ready to take control. I went over my severe side effects and asked for the … More The C Word – Part 9
“My Belly” I always wished I had a flat stomach. Be careful what you wish for. It’s funny how words can get stuck in our psyche and limit our potential. I’ve always been thin. My whole life. I was angular and awkward. In school, I was called “geeky” “scrawny” and “scraggly” and “squirrelly” (those being … More THE C Word – Part 8
Hi all! Wow, this has been one of the busiest summers as a performer that I can recall! I know it’s been awhile since I wrote, but I wanted to take a few minutes this morning to update you on my ventures and do a little shameless promoting, lol! … More SINGING, DANCING, LAUGHING and MAKING MAGIC!
In the wake of the most recent mass murder incident in Orlando, I want to talk a bit about creation as catharsis. Creating something is always a cathartic experience for me in some way, no matter what the project. But some of my most resonant art has come from times in my life when I … More Creation as Catharsis
When I set out to try to create my own headpiece for the number, I went to a samba frame site for inspiration. … More The making of my SUN headpiece – DIY
My name is Kyrst but I’m known to many as Burgundy. I’ve been a creative person my entire life, with careers and skills in theatre, music, dance, design, producing, directing, writing, visual arts and more. More than just a triple-threat, I guess I’m a poly-threat. I have a BA degree in Theatre Arts which launched … More Who Am I, Anyway?
I cannot remember a time when I was not creating. Making something, whether it be art, craft, music, dance or theatre. It seems that the action of creating is a huge part of my foundation as a human being. I remember my parents were always creating too. Often they were simple things spurred in many … More CREATIVE ORIGINS – A Preface
If you know me, you’ll probably agree with me; if you don’t, I’ll tell you right now. I know a lot of things. I have a lot of skills. Or “talents” if that’s what you want to call them. But I also have a thirst for more knowledge. Knowledge about nearly everything I see. The … More ON CREATIVE SELF-WORTH