First off thank you all very much for the kind words and good wishes about Free Agents!
I gather that I did make it past the final edit which is a relief.
I haven’t actually watched yet – I’m crazy busy and it is still a deeply weird experience to watch myself on TV.
And I don’t mean that totally from a vanity point of view because I actually look better on TV than I do in real life (never underestimate the power of good makeup artists, lighting, filters and, of course, CGI special effects.*)
But back to all things handmade.
My latest tutorial is up over at Mod Podge Rocks.
Those bunting banners that everyone seems to be making always look so cool so I thought I’d give one a try. But I also wanted to incorporate a way to make it versatile so I came up with chalkboard bunting that has a pattern on one side and chalkboard on the other so you could change it out depending on your mood or the message you wanted to send. You can check it out, along with the billions of other projects over on Amy’s site.
However, I really need to avoid doing projects that require a mantle as the giant TV that lurks just above mine kinda kills that homey/cottagy mood. I also need to avoid projects that force me to expose my horrible handwriting…..live and learn…..
*That statement about the power of makeup reminded me of a favorite funny/awful moment I had several years ago.
I was in a play by George Bernard Shaw called Misalliance. We performed in a really nice theatre that sat about 700 people – not huge but not tiny either. I played a “dashing aviator” (the play is set in the early 1900s) named Joey Percival. My makeup for the show was very basic, no fake mustache or wig or anything – just enough simple makeup that I didn’t wash out under the lights. So what I’m saying is that, bottom line, I looked like me only English and witty.
After a matinee (daylight!) one day I was standing around outside chatting with the rest of the cast when a woman came up to us saying how much she loved the show. She turned to each actor and complimented them individually and when she got to me she said:
“Were you in the show?”
I said yes, that I had played Joey the aviator (it was a kind of a major role – hard to forget)
She looked at me for a second, I saw the light dawn in her eyes and prepared myself for the compliment that was sure to come.
And then she said:
“Oh! You’re much better looking from far away.”