Sweat the Small Stuff
Sweat the small stuff.
I know, I know. You’ve always been told not to do this.
In general, I agree. It’s easy to get lost in life’s little aggravations. They seem big at the time, but when you’re able to step back and see the whole picture, you can realize those frustrations can be a waste of time and energy. But, what I’m referring to, are the details in your art. I am reminded of this every time I am putting together a new costume.
When I make a new act, I agonize over every little detail.
Is the trim ok? Is the color right? How many rhinestones will this take? Is the design right? Will this music work? How should I choreograph? And so on. When I make the decisions, I’m blinded by the price tag. It costs a lot of money to get naked! I have what
I like to call, ‘PPD’, Post-Purchasing Disorder. I lay down my credit card and I can feel my pulse quicken. I’m investing in myself and I want a great ROI!
In the end, it’s sweating on those tiny details (really
tiny in the case of my g-strings or rhinestones) that helps to create the big picture. I am intimately involved in every part of my acts and I think it shows when I’m on stage. The audience doesn’t need to know that I debated between ss20 and ss16 jet glacier
blue swarovskis, but they will appreciate my decision.
As they say, the devil is in the details. Focus on getting
those right and your work will shine!