I was so excited about Lillie Ammann’s book giveaway that I came up with the bright idea of videotaping the drawing. So, two afternoons ago, I bravely taped the drawing and then went off to visit my Dad in the hospital. I reviewed it the next day and immediately hated it! I cringed as I went “ugh, look at my hair, oh my god I look fat, yuck I sound like a smurf.”
Yet, this was not to be an award winning piece so I was going to go with it. Ha! I spent way too many hours trying to figure out how to fix the audio issue, to get rid of the Kung Fu Theater effect (anyone remember that?) which was fixed but I was unable to upload the fixed “movie” from the program to blip.tv. What should have been a 20 minute process had consumed so much time, no way was I jumping ship now!
So, I downloaded another video editor which of course could not read my file. I had deadlines to meet and had to abandon it for the day. Today, I uploaded the bad video to YouTube. Why? Well I am not perfect, and I’m learning to be okay with sharing that with the world. This is not a video to gain a million dollar investor or even market my business. It was meant to be a completely casual, comfortable moment between me and you.
I hate being photographed yet alone filmed but I know that in embracing my weakness, there is growth. The winner of the book will understand this and so will you soon, so watch and learn who won. 🙂
Without further ado, the winner is….