I've been feeling a bit under the weather since Memorial Day weekend (probably in part because there's been so much bad weather to be under lately, at least here in the great Northwest). I've been getting a lot of art done, as well as a lot of sleeping in, and doing what I can to battle the "blahs."
Let me say here and now that watching yourself on TV is not always the best way to beat the blahs*. I had another crafty appearance on AM Northwest this morning, and I had a good time demonstrating how to make stamps from heat-moldable foam. (There's a whole step-by-step Demo of it here on the blog, and I may even end up doing a demo at the grand opening of the new Collage/DIY Lounge location at 4429 SE Woodstock this weekend). I had a less-than-good time watching the video afterwards . . . at least the first time.
See the extra chins? Nothing deflates the ego like video . . .
I swear to all of you that 1) in spite of appearances, I did brush my hair this morning and . . .
2) I did try to select a "slimming" ensemble. In retrospect, the baggy black cardigan was probably a bad idea, particularly when combined with moments of bad posture.
But the good part about seeing yourself on video is that it gives you plenty of opportunities to laugh at yourself. "Ooo . . . I do love blue foam!"
"Don't press people parts into the hot foam!" And opportunities to wonder if this is how other people really see you . . .
"Instead, mash it into a bunch of pine cones!" And opportunities to wonder if that's why they laugh so much . . . Though I do begin to understand why others see in me a resemblance to Molly Shannon.
Oh, Yeah. I'm a SuperStar!
*Taking shots of stupid stills of yourself on TV, however, is a guaranteed blahs-buster!!