Welcome to the Friday edition of What’s Up Wednesday… because some weeks are just like that.
This week ran the creative gamut. Tweaking characters for animation, drawing designs for new clients, filming a new video, a little bit o’ sewing… Today we hit the highlights:
Monday I spent the afternoon with my extremely talented friend, Tim Kay, filming promotional video for Regent University. I hate being in front of the camera – Tim knows he’s special and the only one I’d say yes to. Especially because these videos aren’t scripted – the camera just rolls and rolls while we chat and carry on. Tim takes all that nonsense, cuts it up and pieces it back together into something that makes sense…. just like a quilt! It was a lot of fun to do something a little different than the norm and to be filming, which I love.
The last time I said yes, we made this video. Consider it your giggle for the week. It was a month before our wedding – the Hunk and I had just bought our house. I was moving in and he lived 40 miles away. Note the ragamuffin yard and paint test on the living room wall. Caught on camera for posterity. Oy. There was a reason I escaped to Panera Bread to study.
I’m making progress on my word wall hanging! It’s half finished, and more than once I’ve wished I chose a shorter word. Six letters is a lot when you’re flying by the seat of your pants. I cheated on the P and fused the “hole”, because it’s for my wall and no one can tell from across the room, including me. The next letter is giving me fits. I’ll update when it’s attached. See if you can guess my word.
My BIGGEST happy happy is what came in the mail! Lynn Krawczyk wrote a book, and I’ve already read it halfway through. I’ll share more after I try some of it’s fun stuff for real. I’ve always wanted to learn surface design but never had a clue where to start. I’d see a blog post, get brave, buy supplies, chicken out. Repeat. I’m so excited about the simplicity of this book – it’s for ABC types like me who need baby steps. To celebrate, I pulled out the Jacquard fabric paints I’ve never opened. I intentionally took a picture from this angle to show all the dust on them. I need accountability, y’all. Over the next few days I intend to fling some paint, as Lynn would say.
Speaking of paint – it happens to be the word-prompt for today’s Five-Minute Friday. It must be a sign.
Today was in the lower 80s – bliss after so many weeks of wet and soppy. I hope it holds out – I might baste some quilts this weekend, too. Basting and flinging – oh, the possibilities!