Sunday, August 6, 2017

Wading back into the world...from the comfort of home

After a long absence from blogging and youtubing (is that even a word?), I have decided to wade back into the waters of both, in hopes that I can help others with inspiration, and maybe spark some of my own.  

My creativity has been very lacking for over a year now.  I haven't had any true ummph (now that I know is a word..LOL) to do much at all.  I have pretty much let my Etsy shop dwindle down to next to nothing, and with the holidays quickly approaching this is not a good thing.  The last three years, during the holiday season, Etsy sales have been kind to me.  They kept me focused and involved in my first true love...creating.   I miss my creativeness---sitting and looking at something I want to reclaim or repurpose and have it 'speak' to me as to what it wants to look like.  I know, sounds silly, but it is the way I have always approached my craft.  In retrospect, that may be why it takes me so long to get projects done...LOL!!!

A few days ago, I uploaded my first youtube video in months.  I had wanted to start doing voice-overs, since more often then not when I set down to film, the girls are at their most needy or fussy.  Up until now I have just done music-overs (again, is that even a phrase?). With doing voice-overs, I can do the audio part when they are sleeping later in the evenings.  With the girls getting so far along in years, I try not to do anything that makes them feel I am taking away from them, or ignoring them.  So, with this in mind I thought voice-overs would be the way to go.  Until I actually attempted one...ugh!!

It will take a LOT of practice is all I can say.  I kind of stumbled over my words, had very long pauses, and quite frankly got very flustered.  All of this AFTER I worked for two days to try to figure out why my laptop kept accepting audio through its built in mic, and not the headset I was trying to use, to cut down on background noise.  I googled and googled and finally hit upon the problem.  I got it all to work and play together, but to my disappointment, there is still some background noise.  But, I will have to learn to live with it.  I will work with what I have, and be happy with it :)

I am mainly doing videos centered around my journaling right now.  I love my journaling and have several different types of journals going right now, with a few new ones that will start this month, and then one new one in October.  I find it really relaxing, and cathartic.  Others may not understand that, but that is okay.  The fact that my journaling is for me, and no one else, is why I do it.  I find it enjoyable and really that is all that matters.  

So, with all that long windiness out of the way, we are to the point to be made with this blog entry.  I am going to (try to) get back to painting and creating within the next week.  I am going to try to work on building up my Etsy shop, and actually have a few ideas for some new pretties.  These new ideas may, or may not, present themselves as a new video on my youtube channel.  It all depends on if I think anyone would like to watch the video.  For right now, the videos will be more towards my paper crafting/journaling and most assuredly be very sporadic.  I would love to say I would post on this day or that, but I really don't think I would be able to have a set schedule at this time.  But, we will see...stranger things have happened.  

I will close this entry out now, because I am sure it has taken a very boring tone.  I just wanted to update those, who might have an interest, on what has been going on and what hopefully will in the future.  I have some new items that I have bought to play around with as well, and I might post about them too.  One never knows with me :)

Until the next time, from me and the girls here at Hatties Attic...have a blessed day :)