Karen R Savage

Professional Voice Talent, Amateur Actor and Knitter

Pandas and Trains

Panda Hat

I’ve started working on baby projects for T. I’ve already made a little panda hat. I still need to buy eyes for it, but otherwise it’s finished.

The other project is going to be a pullover with a train on it. I found a pattern, and I’m going to change up the colours to make it look like the Hogwarts Express. I had ordered the pattern a couple of weeks ago, but they had run out, and I had to wait for their new stock to come in. It finally arrived at the end of last week. Now I just need some yarn – I have some in my stash that I want to use, in red, black, white, and yellow, but I also need some grey, blue and green.

The melodrama goes up in less than two weeks. I’m not particularly excited at this point, but then, I hadn’t wanted to direct to begin with. I wanted to be nice and rested when auditions for Children of Eden came along. Ah, well. We do get to use the theatre space as of tonight, which is a week earlier than we’d expected, so that’s nice. Even though we don’t get to do any set building as yet (the Children’s Theatre are still officially in the space), at least the actors will get a feel for the dimensions and the acoustics.

I went downtown to watch the fireworks last Friday for the first time since coming to live in Waco. The closest I’d come to this before was hanging out with friends in one of the Baylor parking lots when I was an undergrad and setting off some of our own little ground based fireworks and then watching the big display from a distance. It was quite fun. I hung out with Beth and the 92.9 tent; and Eileen came and hung out with us too.

I’ve just started working on Anne of the Island for LibriVox. I had been working on Mr Hogarth’s Will and Angelina, but I just couldn’t get into them and I kept procrastinating and not doing any recording at all. I’ve turned Mr Hogarth’s Will into a collaborative, and started up Anne as my new English solo. I feel sort of guilty abandoning Hogarth, especially because no one has shown any interest in it in the nearly two weeks since I turned it collaborative. But I’ve also started recording more often now that I’m working on a project that interests me. If no one picks up any of the chapters, I’ll probably do one here and there just to keep it alive. Oh, and for the first time since, I think, my second project, someone beat Ans to signing up to PL one of my English solo projects!

I’m still working on Angelina too (more enthusiastically since I started Anne). Spanish is so under-represented in the catalog, that I feel it’s my duty to contribute as much as possible, both in solos and collaboratives. I’ve currently got three collaborative projects going – part 6 of Aesop’s Fables, Jose MartΓ­‘s La Edad de Oro, and I took over part 2 of Don Quijote from Gesine when she needed some time off. Angelina is only the third solo Spanish work in the catalog, and one of the other two is mine as well.

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10 Comments

  1. regencygirl

    So glad to read that you are starting on Anne of the Island. You are my favorite reader and I’ve enjoyed many of your offerings on Librivox.

  2. jasun

    Hi –
    Just a thank you for your excellent work on librivox. It is much appreciated and admired. :]

  3. Tom Barrett

    As a fan of your Pride and Prejudice and The Treasure Seekers I’m glad to see you recording even morer for me to listen to!
    πŸ˜‰
    T

  4. I’m listening to What Katy Did at School right now. I don’t suppose you’d consider doing What Katy Did Next as a solo? I’d take it myself, but I think you’d do it better. πŸ™‚

  5. I have both the other Katy books on my list of future projects. I started with the second one because someone else had just started the first at the time. πŸ™‚

  6. Anne

    I am listening to your reading of Anne of Green Gables and am in enjoying it immensely. Thank you!

  7. Rosy81

    I’ve listened to your recording of Anne of Green Gables and just finished Anne of Avonlea and I’ll be downloading Anne of the Island next. I just have to say that you bring the books to life like no one else. I actually enjoy doing the housework when I have them on!

  8. Leah

    I love your librivox recordings – I have listened to P&P and the first two Anne books. I will be starting Anne of the Island soon. Are you planning on doing any more Anne books? Please let me know either way! Your voice suits it so well! I really agree with Rosy81.

  9. Thanks, Rosy81 and Leah. Yes, I have the rest of the public domain Anne books on my list of future projects (unfortunately, Anne of Ingleside, and my favourite, Anne of Windy Poplars are not in the public domain πŸ™ )

  10. Michael

    I just came across the short stories you recorded in Spanish. Your voice sounds good, and perhaps I could understand them if I worked with the text. But what I would really like is something similar but at an easier level. My theory is that you could learn a language by listening to a lot of material if it started easier. But I cannot find any such audio books. Pity.

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