Friday, January 20, 2012

Putting myself out there, TV and Movie Version

My new semester has started with a doozy of an assignment- at least for me, and it kind of sums up how I started the new year. We have to make a video or a podcast of ourselves.

Ugh. I am in hardly any of my family pictures because I'm usually the one taking them, and I like it that way. The last time I had to make a video of myself was at the end of student teaching, and the kid helping me had to leave the room for the introduction because I was so clearly uncomfortable.

I'm choosing to look the assignment this way: it's something I need to learn how to do, and my kids are THRILLED that we now have a webcam because they LOVE seeing themselves on any screen. I'm not sure where they get this trait because my husband feels the same way I do about pictures and videos. He laughed yesterday when I told him my dilemma.

And so this brings me to cardmaking, in a roundabout way. I would LOVE to be published. I realized that the only way to get published is to actually SUBMIT something and that takes a lot of courage. I see the fabulous cards in magazines and wonder about my own crafting skills, so in the words of Wesley from The Princess Bride, "Get used to disappointment". But I'm going to keep that hope and maybe one of these days I'll be pleasantly surprised.

So here are my cards for this week's Friends with Flair Friday:

PTI and Core'dinations cardstock
Sizzix embossign folder
7 gypsies dp
Unity Stamp Co. Stamps
Cricut
Mark's Finest Papers pins
This was one of the first cards I submitted that didn't get chosen, and "I'm ok with that" (That guy from SNL in the 90's)

This month's KOM has a daisy that screams Andy Warhol to me, and I found this picture at Warhol.org:

"I love daisies. They're such a happy flower" (You've Got Mail). And this is what turned out:

PTI and Paperstudio cardstock
Basic Grey dp
Unity Stamps
Copics

"Whoever would have thought that I would write?" (You've Got Mail). If you actually read all of this, bless you. I'm not usually a sharer and this took quite a bit of courage, too.

Webcam, here I come!




18 comments:

Jen said...

First, lovely cards. The daisy one is really cool. Second, you can totally do the webcam stuff. Practice, practice, practice... Right? :) it will get easier!

jackie 4124 said...

You should be happy with both cards. They are awesome. Good luck with your assignment. I know its really hard to go out of our comfort zone, but its usually worth it.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I have not inked the daisy stamp yet, but you sure have inspired me! Love both creations!

Emily said...

What kind of theme do you have for your webcam presentation? Maybe A & T can give you some tips on how to be more comfortable in front of the camera :)

BloomingPink said...

Totally Warhol awesomeness.

And one of my favorite movies, by the way. My daughter and I must have watched it 150,000 times when she was little on the VHS.

It used to be "I'm on camera". It's now, "I'm on Live Feed". That's Generation X for ya!

I am also behind the lens and not within the frame. Much. My husband, tho, is bit more uncomfortable than I am...He always looks like he's being TORTURED in photos. I sometimes wonder if future generations are gonna wonder about our marriage.......

Ruby said...

Lovely cards.

Kary said...

Hi Sarah! Your cards are sweet!! Don't worry too much about webcam assignment, you can do it! Practice and just be yourself. Have a lovely weekend!! {hugs}

Jingle said...

Very cute cards! I love the flowers!

Crystal said...

Great cards! I really love the first card with the distressing and details. Keep trying and you will get published soon!

Sarah said...

LOVE and I am in love with daisies---soooooo great. I will definitely be copying this idea!

Linda said...

great colors

Danie May said...

Sarah I am sure if you keep submitting beautiful cards like these you are sure to be published soon. I just love your first card today with the triple embossed panels, and the sentiment. Your second card is so cheery and a wonderful take on Andy Warhol.

Eva said...

Your cards are beautiful

Pryn said...

Fabulous cards!!! Keep submitting...you can do it!!! You can nail the assignment!!! You can do anything you want to do!!! Just believe :)

Glenda J said...

Great job on these! Fabulous work.
I know what you mean about pictures. I'm the same way too. But you'll be fabulous and the more you do it, the easier it will be. I found that with public speaking.
Keep submitting! It took me a while to get accepted and it still ebbs and flows. I haven't had an acceptance since October but got 2 today! You go girl...

Jocelyn Olson said...

First, love both of your cards for different reasons. Your flower card is so striking with the repitition and the yellow, and the compass card has so much texture. They are both awesome! Second, keep submitting...I know what you mean about self-doubt. Yes, there's disappointment, but it's good to put yourself out there! Third, webcam? I hope you make a video for the blog! ;) There's my thesis...the end! LOL!

~Tammy~ said...

Both cards are fantastic! Good luck with the assignment and as far as submitting...I have yet to do it myself for several reason, but hope to one day! We will never know if we don't try!

Pam said...

Yes, I read your whole post! And the best of luck with the video! I too am uncomfortable in front of the camera. I get nervous, and look like a fool!! Your cards are great, and I have been turned down many times for submission as well. Keep it up, and someday we'll see each other's work in a magazine! :)

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