My friends started a business by that name a few years ago. I still love it.
This past week I had a last-minute callback. I had to do a mini photoshoot, so it took a little longer than a regular casting. I make it my policy not to bring Lolly to callbacks, but it was last minute, so I had no choice.
The man who runs the casting studio graciously watched her. He made her a book out of his pile of scrap paper: 3 staples or 4?
Lolly chose 4.
He then guided her through her illustrations. By the time I was done she had 4 very detailed pictures of her pet and her family and herself, all done with black sharpie. She had a big black spot on the front of her white shirt too.
I was so grateful to him for helping me get through the audition and so proud of the progress she has made as a little artist. And she will still wear that shirt this summer because it's one of her favorites, especially now that she has personalized it.
It takes a City.