Making my “Art Face” for Day 4 of my “365 Days of New” Challenge
This isn’t about attending a party at an art gallery or going to Venice Beach. I actually lived in Venice for a while and I’ve been to art openings before. It’s about my decision to actually go somewhere new on a Saturday night. It’s about shaking up my usual routine. It’s about being the type of person who RSVP’s “yes” more often, and makes excuses about why I say “no” a lot less.
Usually when I receive a Facebook “event” invite or an email to attend a party, I just ignore it. Sometimes it’s because Facebook invites are fucking annoying - “Come to see DJ Asshat spin at Club I’m-Never-Going-There!!!” – Other times it’s because I’m a creature of habit. So when you ask me to venture outside of my usual routine, I just dismiss your invitation, even if it’s an activity I would probably really enjoy.
So I’ve been telling my friend Vivianne of Live Fast Magazine that I will come to one of her events for about 2 years now. She’s always doing fun stuff. Like, always. So when I received an invite to attend a party for an art exhibit she’s curating at Lux/Eros, rather than blow it off or find reasons I can’t go, such as - I have a friend staying with me tonight. It’s all the way in Venice. I’m really tired (Which are all true) – I decided to just go and have fun. So I told my friend who’s staying with me to put on a party dress, I drove the loooong 10.3 miles (big whoop) from my house to Veince and I drank some free tequila and champagne (yay!) to get over being tired. Even though alcohol is kind of gross and makes me even more tired. Either way, worth it and fun.
My “365 Days of New” project isn’t always about doing something new, it’s about learning, thinking and creating new actions. Sometimes that action is as simple as saying yes to a party.
Here are some pics from Untamed, presented by Vivianne Lapointe and Live Fast Magazine.