Thanks for popping in. If you were wondering where the sound went at the end of our Daily Doodle in the SHAC- Shack today – my Microphone batteries died. I had checked before going Live, so to speak, and had decided they would last the session – but hey. I was 6 minutes wrong! No worries. It’s no big deal. The job was done for the day, and we just have to roll with the punches.
To be honest, I am surprised that the Daily Facebook Live Sessions are going as well as they are! I am also quietly chuffed with myself, that I am able to switch everything on every morning, add all the appropriate links to various groups and platforms, stream live, record for Youtube simultaneously, jump between 3 cameras, carry on woffling and doodling for an hour – AND keep smiling! I don’t tell you this for a pat on the back, although it does feel good to get one , doesn’t it – I tell you this because we never stop learning, do we? We older people never stop learning!
At 61, I would have said that my multi-camera direction days and solo productions were way beyond my capability. But you know what they say: Necessity is the Mother of Invention. If I was going to work from home and keep the Good Ship Clarity going remotely, then I would have to learn this new set of skills. Jim talked me through all the steps, and I wrote them down. Then for the first week, he held my hand each morning as I worked my way through all the switches, Facebook links and internet plugs.
By week 2, I wanted to try it alone. I would work my way through my list, my peep sheet, until everything was up and running, then Jim would come in remotely and check.
By week 3, I was flying solo. No need for Jim to check anymore. Now we’re into week 5 and I feel I’ve got this off pat! Except for the bats!
New bats loaded. All good to go tomorrow. Managed no less than 4 video recordings for the Weekend TV shows on HOCHANDA this afternoon, too! Mind you, Clever Corners! Having worked with them for the first 15 years of Clarity, that was like putting on a very comfortable pair of slippers.
We’ve pulled the lovely corners back out of the cupboard, reworked the lineart, and will be showcasing them on Sunday, 2-4pm.
I learned how use these corners to great effect through years of play and practice. It made me smile today. As soon as I picked up the little Leafy Corner, it almost took me round the old patterns! If you haven’t seen these in action, you will love them.
It’s what I’m seeing with so many fellow doodlers too! How wonderful to discover that you CAN draw!! After all these years! I have received so many messages from people who never thought they could even hold a pen let alone draw something lovely. And here they are, framing their work and hanging it on their walls. I LOVE that. That makes me happy. We’re all learning, being creative and still growing. Fantastic, isn’t it.
Time to go indoors and stop for the day.
Stay safe and carry on crafting. It will keep you young and your mind active!
Love and hugs