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#sparkchamber 082718 — Marlene Hodgdon

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At the beginning of another hopeful week, close to the end of a topsy-turvy month and another full season of beautiful moments, #sparkchamber is pleased to welcome Marlene Hodgdon. Marlene is an actor — known for Spontaneous Human Combustion [2013], Body & Soul [2002], and Bull [2017] — and writer. In her own words, “dreamer, schemer, lyricist, law-of-attraction junkie, endlessly curious, animal lover, passionate traveler, meditator, crazy-no-one’s-watchin’ dancer, infuser of faith in others’ dreams, wordplay maniac, sexually/creatively charged up [same chakra], addicted to colors, alchemista, always putting my 6th sense into all.” Get a 1st sense at her website or Facebook page.

1.] Where do ideas come from?

Old movies, peoples’ stories, all of nature especially the sea, the subway, songs I have to look up lyrics and sing through several times if they come into my head, peoples’ voices that make me want to create a character on the spot.

2.] What is the itch you are scratching?

An outlet for my very active, creatively-fueled mind

3.] Early bird or night owl, tortoise or hare?

I cater to pay the bills and have been getting paid acting work which thrills me to no end!

4.] How do you know when you are done?

There’s always another aspect that reveals itself because everything is connected to the expansion of the all.