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Photo shoot : Alter Ego

Posted By Ava Gaudet on January 15th, 2013

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Last night on Mike & Molly I got to play a tatted-up, pierced, bad-girl named “Raven”. Since I don’t have a single real tattoo, and the only thing I have pierced is my ears, this was really fun for me. In fact, I felt strangely comfortable like that, like somehow it suits me? So while I was all done-up in tats, I decided to take a photo shoot of my alter ego…

Special thanks to Marie Westbrook and Shutter FX Photography for doing the shoot with me!

 

 

 

 

 


 

NOIR Inspiration

Posted By Ava Gaudet on July 3rd, 2012

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The other day I did a really fun photo shoot with my amazingly talented friend, Mischa. For these photos we wanted to portray the moody, stylized drama of classic Film Noir, while still keeping a slightly modern edge. I love how he played with shadows and lighting, and LOVE how these look in Black & White….so nostalgic of old-hollywood! I had a blast doing this, Thanks Mischa!!

 

 

Urban Original

Posted By Ava Gaudet on June 10th, 2012

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Hey There Everyone!

I would like to introduce you to Ashley Bryant. She is a super talented graphic designer who recently created a branding guide for the website www.UrbanOG.com (which I just so happen to LoVe, and I shop at a little too often :p ) and she used MY pictures for her presentation!!!

I love this and I  think she did an awesome job… Go check out more of her work at www.AshleyBryantDesign.com

 

 

…when someone says “No”…

Posted By Ava Gaudet on April 5th, 2012

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What do you do when someone says “No” to something that you really want? How do you react?

Today I started thinking about this… as an actor and singer, rejection is so….typical. expected. par for the course. We performers deal with hearing “No” more often then not. Like, seriously, ALL the time! Sometimes it really hurts…. sometimes we just end up having a soy latte with our Besty at Starbucks and never think about it again…. but the fact is, we get said “No” to SO often that now I’m starting to wonder… is that weird? Are there other people out there who get rejected this much? Are there people out there that DON’T have to hear “No” 100 times before they hear “Yes”?

I’m guessing you can learn a lot about a person by how they react to hearing “No”  (although I hope no one is studying me, because I admit I’ve had at least a few seriously questionable reactions myself!! )  Do you get crushed? Do you feel defeated? Do you feel enraged? Defiant? Does it empower you to keep going? To pick yourself back up? To do better? To be the BEST?

As I was thinking about all of this… I saw this quote posted on Facebook:

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

That’s the same guy who is quoted as saying this:

“Never, Never, NEVER Give Up.”

That sounds like a guy who heard the word “No” a few times.

 

 

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Shattered Pitch – Kickstarter

Posted By Ava Gaudet on November 28th, 2011

http://avagaudet.com/shattered-pitch-kickstarter

I am so excited to be a part of the upcoming short film

Shattered Pitch 

starring Chad Coleman (The Wire, I Hate My Teenage Daughter), Lyndsay Haldorsan, Dawn Noel, and myself…

Help support the producers of this film by contributing to their kickstarter account! ANY contribution will help the cause…

Watch their video and read more about this project here:

www.facebook.com/ShatteredPitch

HEY, It’s my Birthday!

Posted By Ava Gaudet on September 9th, 2011

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Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. -Franz Kafka


It takes a long time to become young.
- Pablo Picasso


Inside every older person is a younger person - wondering what the hell happened.

- Cora Harvey Armstrong



Today I am happy, grateful, and in love with life!! Happy birthday to me!

:)

The Beautiful Reasons….

Posted By Ava Gaudet on May 1st, 2011

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…for my HORRIBLE allergies!! I’m sneezing a hundred times a day, nose runny, eyes itchy, throat scratchy, head achey…and it’s all their fault!

but look at them.

I just can’t stay angry.


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flowers from my yard, and our house guest, Maggie, photographed by me, with my Cannon Rebel t3i

Street Art

Posted By Ava Gaudet on April 27th, 2011

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This is just scratching the surface on all the amazing street art on this site,

go to: www.streetartutopia.com for more!

For more info on these photos, go to:

www.streetartutopia.com/%253Fp%253D2014

Summer’s in the Air

Posted By Ava Gaudet on April 26th, 2011

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Things are heating up here in So Cal….

ooooooooohhhhhhh I’m so EXCITED!

It’s weird how excited I still get for the summer time. I mean, it’s not like the ‘ol days when I had summer vacation from school…  and I live in LA for cryn’ out loud! The land of eternal sunshine!! (sort of, there was that one day when it snowed in Burbank this “winter”….) But none the less, I can’t wait for sunning by the pool, firing up the grill for backyard BBQs, frosty drinks with my girls on an outdoor patio somewhere, hiking, swimming, and of course, cute sundresses and sandals…ah summmmmerrrrrrrrrr……..

Maxi-Dress; Forver 21

Sunglasses, Hat, Necklaces; Forever 21

Platform Booties; Quipid

like this look? HYPE it here!


awesome inventions!

Posted By Ava Gaudet on April 21st, 2011

http://avagaudet.com/awesome-inventions