Thanks for popping in on this Friday.
Friday’s Blog a private peek?
I feel this blog has been nothing but private for ages!
What, with Bretagne-France and the Design Team,
a family reunion at My Auntie Esther’s 70th in Beaconsfield.
All the cousins.
(So which one’s my brother?)
My parents, Uncle Kevin and Auntie Esther.
and then Mark’s graduation in California !
All squeezed in between the 6th and the 26th,
whilst trying to juggle a busy, not so little craft business!
How much can happen in a month, in between TV shows!
That’s the thing; whatever I want to do, wherever I want to travel, it always has to slot in between the TV shows. Do you know, I haven’t missed one single monthly Sunday show in over 5 years?!
That’s a pretty good track record, don’t you agree?
Certainly keeps me on my toes!
I remember the very first live hour I did on Create & Craft.
It was with our lovely presenter, Martyn Parker,
and I was
It was a one hour show on a Thursday morning,
and you’d have thought I was going to the gallows!
I remember it as if it were yesterday.
But Martyn was so gracious and kind, and genuinely interested in what I was up to with my little Corner stamps.
We sold out, which surprised me.
Guess who I’m on with this Sunday...
Yep! Martyn Parker!
Do I still get nervous? A little. Not like in the first 3 years...
I think once we advanced to the 2 hour Classroom, where I pretty much ran the show without a presenter, had to use an ear-piece, and work directly with the producer upstairs, the nerves thing reached such a pitch that it was literally a question of do or die.
So I did.
There’s an old expression,
Fake it to make it.
I definitely had to fake it to make it to survive those particular
live TV shows.
The only thing I could do was be well prepared.
At least then I reduced the chance of screwing it up!
So whilst it’s a pity that the Classroom reached the end of its life, the learning curve was amazing - not just for the viewers, but very much so for me, too!
I am so much more comfortable in front of the camera nowadays.
Our little videos on YouTube Tuesday are a walk in the park by comparison! And I believe that it’s entirely due to my experience
In the Classroom.
So there you were, thinking I was teaching you, and all the while I was learning how to relax and enjoy filming.
I didn’t even realise it myself.
It’s a funny old life, eh.
I hope you can join Martyn and myself this Sunday 9am-11am.
We are showcasing some fabulous new stamps and stencils.
The horses are pretty spectacular..
Mel drew a wooden one,
and a Trojan one.
I think they are both magnificent.
So tomorrow, I think we’ll blog one,
and on Sunday we’ll do the other one live.
How do I do it all? I don’t do it all alone, that’s how!
Good creative friends
like Mel Turner and Dee Paramour
And tomorrow I will announce the winner of last week’s Instructions Challenge...