Sunday, June 6, 2010

DVD News!

I arrived home from Art & Soul late on Monday, May 24. Unpacked, did laundry, repacked and flew out first thing (ick, I'm not a first thing kinda girl) to Colorado where I taped a DVD for Cloth Paper Scissors. It was a blast to tape in a real studio, with real video cameras and professionals (who were incredibly kind and reassuring - thanks Rachel, Garrett and Helen, you folks really rock). 

The video is all about surface design on paper (working title: Beautiful Playful Paper Backgrounds). Messy, glorious, roll-in-it, color, texture, pattern. All my favorite yummy stuff: inks, paste paper, watercolors and a bit on designing carved eraser stamps (emphasis on design). I kept thinking ... "yeah, this is just fun." I was only nervous when I needed to talk to the camera at the beginning and end of each chapter.  It was just like how I am in my own studio outside of that bit so I was very relaxed and even forgot to put my little gloves on when I did the ink part ... just like home. With all of those great supplies in front of me, how could I help but do a bit of off-roading? Yes, I'll admit it: I didn't always stick to the script (I was gonna, but I just couldn't).
I'll let you folks know when it is out. I feel pretty durned good about it. This is a class I've wanted to teach with fresh solid content AND I am wearing my favorite outfit and makeup, though does it look like I forgot to comb my hair?

12 comments:

Rosemary said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see it...and your hair looks just fine : )

suepelletierlaughpaint said...

fun fun fun! you look great! i agree the tricky part was the intro and ending...i think i forgot my name the first take of my intro....tell me were u talking to johnny depp also?

Sarah Anderson said...

You look great! Looking forward to seeing the video, it sounds fabulous, it's on my list of wants :)

sisa said...

Oh! That's really great news! I can't wait to see that DVD!

Elizabeth said...

You look FABULOUS and HAPPY !! Can't wait to get my hands on this DVD!!! I am sure that all at the studio had a wonderful time with you as well!!!

Jeannie said...

You look beautiful. I am so excited for you and can't wait to get you DVD in my hot little hands. Congrats!

Joanne Huffman said...

I look forward to the DVD.

Gina Lee Kim said...

Oh my goodness, CONGRATULATIONS! Woo Hoo! Let us know the second it is available :) How did you manage to keep this a secret?!

Caity said...

DIANA!!! OMG I love your book and now I get to HEAR and SEE you teaching? I'm not having any take away coffees until I save up enough to buy this DVD - I have to get it as soon as it comes out! SUPER BIG CONGRATULATIONS!

(Wait - that wasn't too stalker-y, was it?)

Victoria said...

Very exciting! Big congrats! (And I think your hair looks care-free and lovely!!)

Jane LaFazio said...

wonderful!! can't wait to see your DVD!! congrats!

Jill K. Berry said...

I was witness to this great event, and I can vouch for both how great she looked, and how great she did. Applause all around. Woooweee!