Archive for January, 2011

For Stevie Lovers

Posted By Ava Gaudet on January 25th, 2011


This rare documentary about Stevie Wonder’s 1980/1981 “Hotter Than July” Tour has resurfaced on the internet, and if you have an hour to spare, WATCH IT!

This is an incredible window into Stevie’s life, a rare peak into his uncontrollable creativity, and an example of his impact on the crusade for civil rights….

For anyone who loves Stevie Wonder and his music (as I DO) this documentary is a must see


Posted By Ava Gaudet on January 19th, 2011


Today I worked on an upcoming episode of CBS’s N.C.I.S.  It was a really fun guest star role, and I had a BLAST on-set with the super cool cast and crew! These people are really awesome….so fun and laid back, they operate like a well-oiled machine (as you could imagine they would after 8 seasons!) and were so welcoming to me!!! (as I’m sure they are to all the guest star actors coming and going on their set) It was totally fun, and I loved it…

I’m not sure when the episode will air, but to be SURE I will let you all know when I know :)

stay tuned….

…as a side note, I came across the REAL N.C.I.S. website (as in, NOT the TV show) and it’s pretty interesting… check it out


yes, jesse j

Posted By Ava Gaudet on January 17th, 2011


I’m officially obsessed with Jesse J. I can’t wait until her debut album is released (already available for pre-order on amazon, apparently) she’s so freakishly talented….

at 3:34 I start getting more obsessed….


Hello Kitty Art

Posted By Ava Gaudet on January 16th, 2011


I was ahead of my time.

I was rocking the name “Ava” waaaay before famous folks like Heather Locklear and Reese Witherspoon named their daughters Ava (and the rest of america for that matter)

I also was a Hello Kitty enthusiast long before she became the pop culture icon that she is today, with her own, almost entirely Hello Kitty dedicated SANRIO shop on 42nd street and such… My Hello Kitty doll was my best friend, my confidante, and my first fashion muse! I admit it was a challenge to make clothes for such a little tiny body and great big head, but I made sure she was the best dressed kitty in town…

It seems Hello really does inspire, she is also the muse for these artists…

Crash, Hello Kitty x2, Aerosol on Canvas

Raul Gonzalez, Hello Pelt, Hola Indio, Acrylic and Colored Pencil on Wood Panel

Adam Wallacavage, Hello Kitty White Chandelier

Pose, Sweet Dreams 5 Print, Screenprint on Paper

see more works

roger@rrockenterprises.com for more information on purchasing


we are all CYBORGS

Posted By Ava Gaudet on January 15th, 2011


press play…

“It’s not that machines are taking over — it’s just that they are helping us be more human” – Amber Case, Digital Philosopher/Cyborg Anthropologist

I’m definitely a cyborg.


it’s 2011. wow.

Posted By Ava Gaudet on January 5th, 2011


It’s the start of a brand. new. year.


It really is true that time flies faster and faster as the years go by…and yes, 2010 FLEW by! It was a year that had it’s ups and downs, to be sure, But I have to admit that with all it’s ups and downs, this year was notably better than the year before in a lot of ways, and man… that is all anyone can ask for, am I right?

When last year started I was filled with a renewed sense of empowerment, and a feeling that there is SO much I can control, SO much that is always possible….and I made it a point to do things, BE things, I wanted to do (and BE) whether someone said I could or not!

I think the most drastic of examples is the launching of my clothing line, a*voyce clothing. It was something I always wanted to do and
last year I decided to take the leap of faith and JUST DO IT! There is so much more that it has in store, too… I’m so excited for what 2011 will bring for a*voyce!

Part of the reason why I felt so inspired at the start of 2010 was due to the weekly phone calls I made to my Aunt Eileen…every week… for almost ALL of 2009… She was a compassionate, motivating, validating source of inspiration for me and I credit a lot of the changes I made in my life in 2010 to our talks… those talks that I will always remember and cherish…

(me and my aunt, Thanksgiving 2010)

My family lost my Aunt Eileen two days before Christmas, and although it was devastating… unbelievably heartbreaking…. I want to go into 2011 remembering all the wonderful things she taught me about what is really possible….

I have to say, this is kinda my favorite time of year. I love the sense of renewal, the feeling that you can change anything, DO anything, that refreshing feeling that whatever you didn’t like about last year is officially OVER and a new year is about to begin! I love it!

I’m the queen of New Years Resolutions! I absolutely love them. I honestly have a list (a looong list) of things I want this year to bring! And, why not!? It isn’t ever going to be possible unless you first THINK it can be possible!

my Aunt used to always ask me:

If not NOW, then WHEN?

If not ME, then WHO!?

I’m excited about 2011, and all the possibilities is has in store… and I closed out 2010  being grateful… for my wonderful husband, my amazing parents and family, for all my beautiful friends who mean SO much to me… and for all the great things I have in my life….

OH, and I am also extremely grateful for the resurgence of this gem…(which my mom found somewhere in the Schlink vault) An actual video of my FIRST TV Commercial EVER! My introduction to show biz… I was 3… and super cute. This is a classic for all christmases to come (or not). I present to you… My Ann&Hope commercial!!  Starring Ava (Schlink) Gaudet, 3 years old, and My mom. Playing… my mom.