Rod Wave “Heart On Ice”; Pastor T.D. Jakes; Pastor Judah Smith; The Worldwide Protestors; The Love Story Creatives
Artists Featured Sandybythebay.com Vision Board through Google Slides TLS Board Meeting February 2020 Sasha Marie Speer www.sashamariespeer.com
Artists Featured: Three Sisters Ross Fountain “The Love Story Playbook” by Mingjie Zhai Sir Walter Scott Monument Scottish National Portrait Museum Tron, The Royal Mile “Marking Time” by Hsin Shyu “The Divine Comedy” by Dante Alighieri Edinburgh University St. Giles Cathedral Museum Context Blackwell Bookstore Thistle Chapel Music: “Catharsis” by Ottom “Solitude” by Ottom “Mellifluous” by Ottom “Ethereal” by Ottom
MJ takes a hike with her friend to Arthur’s Seat and visits The Writer’s Museum upon Katie’s recommendation, a Journal-Artist Producer, at The Love Story. There, Sir Walter Scott’s story captured her attention, with his keen focus on the “historical novel” that captures the character of his time and the rich culture, people, and situations of his time. This is MJ’s hope for the big WHY behind both The Producer’s Playbook and The Love Story Playbook, the tragedy and the divine comedy, and her hope is to bring the curriculum, program, and community culture to the forefront of American life in 2020 and beyond. These are the life and our times. She fervently believes in the power of the unique story, as revealed in those who have the courage to tell it like it is. MJ shares a quick preview of the simple 113 pages book of The Love Story Playbook, soon to be published March 1, 2020. This playbook will help every present and future journal-artist journal their divine comedy through the hero’s character arc.
“All We Got” The Knocks feat. One Room & Kardinal Offishall
“War is Not the Answer” by Marvin Gaye
The Royal Mile
MJ lays out the vision map for The Love Story Playbook to her board members. She realizes that the actual program of The Love Story is to produce 3-Acts for Journal-Artists to journal their tragedy in fiction, BOTS and to produce a 3-Act program for someone to arch their tragedy into a Divine Comedy in fiction, BOTS, by first arching their character in love in reality. The Love Story Playbook is hyper-focused on arching the character of the villain in the story. In a tragedy, the hero is in the world of Yang. In a divine comedy, the villain is the world of the Ying. Both sides of the same coin, both hero and the villain are in the character of the journal-artist. In a tragedy, the hero discovers her shadow and must contend with it. In a divine comedy, the journal-artist is the villain on the road to redemption to discover new eden, the new center of center, also known as the Nous. The Ark of the Covenant is the Character Arc of everyone’s tragedy to love story arc. The Nous is the bridge between earth and heaven, on earth as it is in heaven. The character inside MJ’s Divine Comedy is Angelie as the villain, who is now the devil’s advocate.
Artists Featured: Justin Bieber “Intentions” The Lion King at Edinburgh Playhouse Raffaello Santi “The Holy Family Meeting the Infant, St. John the Baptist” Raffaello Santi “The Virgin and Child with Two Angels” “The Holy Trinity” Hans Holbein the Younger “An Allegory of the Old and New Testaments” Nicolas Poussin “Moses Striking the Rock” Rembrandt Van Rijn “Self-Portrait” Vincent Van Gogh “Les Oliviers” Vincent Van Gogh “Orchid in Blossom” William Bell Scott “Una and the Lion”
MJ arrives in Edinburg and begins The Love Story Playbook the first day. On the second day there, she experiences all four seasons in a 24 hour period, and traverses around Edinburgh castle. She meets a few travelers along the way, begins to see the silver lining in the tragedy and finds the Ark, through a blue door, across from golden arches, underneath a crypt, in a roundtable and there, discovers her ability to Ark her story in the spoken word of storytelling. She visits Edinburgh College of Art and pitches their counseling department to see if there is a way they can collaborate on Journal-Artism for their students who seem them. There, she comes upon a piece of artwork that speaks to the soul of her heart.
Artists Featured Crywolf “Untitled” a Christmas Song 12.25.16 www.runcrywolf.com Edinburg College of Art Lorena Levi @Lorena_Levi_Art lorenaleviart.net Thomas Lavery “Untitled” Aluminum and Steel Pastor Steven Furtick ElevationChurch.org Crywolf “Rising Rising”
It took many trials and errors, but MJ finally passes a karmic test on gaining self-respect. It came at a time when she is developing a new genre called, “Journal-Artism,” a creative journaling practice that fuses journaling, journalism, with the person journey and a critical point where she either splits to a for-profit or doubles down on the non-profit. Due to a series of unfortunate and fortunate circumstances, she finds herself at the end of herself, leaving her no other choice but to double down on the non-profit. In the meantime, with the help of Katie Andrews, MJ’s silver lining is revealed inside the fullness of her fiction, based on a true tragedy, Diary of a Crazy Entrepreneur, which was finalized and published during her one month stay at a beachside condo next to Route 66 in December.
Artists Featured: Pastor Jake & Nicole Sweetman C3 Los Angeles Evergreen Church Los Angeles “For You” Said the Sky featuring Melissa Hayes Featured Love Story Creatives John, Annalyn, Aura, and Amy Journal Your Tragedy to Transform It! Join us at https://playbook.thelovestory.org
MJ learns a hard lesson on letting go and letting God. She receives a soul reading from a friend and mentor, Jay Levin, founder of LA Weekly, about the path she is taking currently, an affirmation of being on the mark. She also licks her wounds from a recent heartbreak by attending Crywolf’s acoustic performance as music therapy. This is Crywolf’s first acoustic premiere in Los Angeles, and through this interaction, she is inspired to write another fiction journal entry called, “Windswept,” inspired by one of her favorite Crywolf songs.
Artist Featured Pastor Steven Furtick Elevationchurch.org Prophet Levy Revelationchurch.org Pastor Jake c3church “You Say” by Lauren Daigle
MJ reflects on the highlights of her adventures in 2019. She now understands the old adage, “The journey is better than the destination.” Hindsight is 2020 and in 2020, MJ is anointed with foresight.
Artists Featured: “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran Kygo Remix “Tourist” by Your Girl The Love Story Creatives Places Featured The Vatican Library The Vatican Rome, Italy Dubrovnik, Croatia Warsaw, Poland Berlin, Germany Nazareth, Israel Bethlehem, Palestine Judean Desert Mostar, Bosnia-Heztergovifna Yangshou and Guilin, China Milan, Italy Florence, Italy Dobra Voda, Montenegro Ostrog Monastery Greater Los Angeles, California San Francisco, California Big Bear, California Las Vegas, Nevada
MJ resonates with her team of editors and producers to build out the Journal-Artist Producer’s Program. She realizes that this season she is finally coming to the end of her old self, letting go of things that no longer serve and picking up on the trail of silver linings.
Artists Featured: “Death at Christmas Tree” by Chelsea Wolfe “Cut My Hair” by Sarah Smith “13 Elements of Poetry” curriculum designed by Kali Paszkiewicz Katie Andrew’s Silver Linings “What Mom Taught Me” by Kali Paszkiewicz Journal-Artist Editors: Viviany x Sarah x Chelsea Journal-Artist Producers: Katie x Kali x Mingjie The Producer’s Playbook excerpt on “Faith” by Mingjie Zhai Music: “Metal and Dust” by London Grammar
MJ finally arrives at the artist’ studio in Boulder, CO and has a revelation on what The Three Act Love Story is.
MJ interviews two Las Vegas natives, Scottie and Danny, who have been homeless in their own hometown. The conversation gets down into the deepness of our societal ills and then moments where creative expression have helped us through the moments when we recognize something is wrong yet labeled by society as “mentally ill.” She discovers that Scottie and Danny are actually artists; they connect through a moment about what’s actually going on in our world—the shadows we don’t often talk about.
She has a conversation with Jim, a filmmaker, and Love Story contributor, about co-creating the Associate Producer’s program en route to Utah.