What’s Up!

March 1, 2007

So hmm… What’s up? Ok. Well, I have another show coming up in South Beach at Jazid, which will be a blast. Of course that means I’ll be staying up until at least 5am and sleeping until 2pm the next day. lol. Ahh… the life of a musician. I would love to see you there if you’re in the Miami area.

My mom and her husband John are coming to Florida to visit me from Canada on March 9th!!! I’m so excited. I miss my mama so much, and she’s the best cook in the world. Also her husband plays guitar, so it’s nice to have music in common with him. I’m sure we’re going to go to the beach a lot and eat a lot of good dinners.

My 12 year old brother Dillon and 10 year old sister Dayna are jealous that they’re not coming for the trip, but fortunately they get the best babysitter ever; Lyndsey. Lyndsey is my 21 year old brother Dustin’s girlfriend. She’s really nice, and during my last trip to Canada we did some sister to sister bonding. She also held my hair back as I vomited into somebody’s plastic top-hat on new years, which always proves a good friend. lol. That night, for some reason, I thought that her giving me a piggy back was a really good idea. Turns out, it wasn’t.

I went to acting class last night and it was amazing. Marc Durso is a great teacher and if you’re reading this, interested in being an actor/actress and you live in Florida, check out his website and sign up for a 6-week session: http://www.ActTrue.com

By the way, my Debut CD is available here at my website. Your support makes this possible!

I’ll talk to you guys later! Much love, and thanks for checking out my Blog!

Keep following your dreams! I wish the best to each and every one of you in 2007!

Peace & Love,
Dominique Vouk

BTW, Vouk rhymes with Coke… If you were ever wondering how to pronounce it.

Back in the USA!

November 7, 2006

I just got home from a trip to Winnipeg, Canada. (My hometown) My grandfather passed away about a month ago, so I got to spend lots of time with my grandma and family, which was needed. My grandma and grandpa (I call them Nanny and Papa) were happily married for 49 years, so this has been a big loss for my Nanny and many people because it was such a shock. He was only 69. He wasn’t sick. While he was golfing, having a lovely Saturday afternoon with his son, his heart just stopped. He was a kind, gentle and a compassionate man and he will be remembered and missed by all who knew him. It’s no surprise that there were 500 people at his funeral.

On a lighter note, we had many laughs, good times and scrumtrulescent* meals. My mom is somewhat of a gourmet chef, so she made us spaghetti, pizza… mmm. You know, all the Italian essentials.

I’m 25% Italian, 25% English, 50% German and I guess 100% Canadian? I still don’t understand if Canadian is a nationality or if where your ancestors come from is your nationality. Well until I find out, I guess that makes me 200% human. Sweet!

2 weeks ago I started a cleanse that is supposedly supposed to take the toxins out of my organs and make me healthier. I feel like I have much more energy, so that’s good. To all those who are cleansing… I salute you. lol.

If you are interested in cleansing or would like more info go to:
http://www.renewlife.com

Last night I went to acting class and it was so refreshing and inspiring. It reminded me of how I want to continually to work on my skill of evoking emotion and transformation out of an audience. I use the acting techniques I learn in class in every performance I do. Marc Durso (my teacher) is a brilliant, intense, revolutionary man.

Check out his website:
http://www.acttrue.com
And… if you live in South Florida CHECK OUT HIS CLASS! It’s the bomb.

Very Exciting News! I’m on the cover of US Artists Magazine for their October/November Issue. US Artists Magazine is a local magazine that showcases visual and musical artists, and upcoming art events in the area. Totally up my alley!

To subscribe for free go to:
http://www.usartistsmagazine.com

Books I’m Reading

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.

Fourteen year old Susie Salmon is adjusting to her new home in heaven as she watches her family unravel the mystery and deal with the grief of her death. This book is told in such an interesting perspective… I am usually a very picky person when it comes to books, but once in a while, I get captured and I can’t stop reading. That was the case for this one.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Writing A Novel by Tom Monteleone.

I think that I have a novel inside of me waiting to be written… but I need a little coaching so I found this book. It’s actually very useful for getting the creative juices flowing.

SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!

Love,
Dominique Vouk

*Scrumtrulescent is what James Lipton (played by Will Ferrell) from Inside the Actors Studio on Saturday Night Live refers to something with, when it is too great, or wonderful to put into words. (In this case, me referring to my mama’s home cookin’.)