Things are getting more and more eccentric at Casa de la Swain. Changing styles in my textile work, falling in love again with painting and photography...and then there is the ever illusive quest for continuing creativity through working with Eric Maisel. Still on the road teaching, posting now at the Ragged Cloth Cafe and taking the pledge to keep handmaiden up to date.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Celebrate...Dance to the Music!

All the anxiety and endless hours of sitting at the computer came to fruition tonight.My incredible post production assistant, son Craig, came over for the evening and we cranked out the final edit on Behind the Seams.

My big dream of a dvd zine has come true. I already have the label designed so we are ready to burn. As soon as I get the cover finished,it will go up on the website.You cannot imagine how much I have learned when I thought all was impossible.

I only edited the @#$% thing 3 or 4 times before I got the look I wanted....oh great computer genius that I am. However, I can know proudly say I am an Avid Liquid editor.

Our first edition features an in depth interview with Sue Benner, an interview with Eric Maisel at the Creativity for Life Seminar and Claire Fenton as our featured artist. We even have a sound track under the opening and closing sequence.

After many diet Cokes,too many carbs,no exercise except my mouse clicking, I am ready to take on the Designing Applique quilts edit. Takes so little to amuse me.
As soon as it is in the can, we start the next issue of Behind the Seams....never fear it is already filmed.....and you didn't think I planned ahead...silly me

Off to spend a day of luxury at Toni and Guy...gotta keep the red hair red....and I need a day of kindness to myself.....Ronnie thinks the hair takes all day long so I get out of the house for a day of solitude and pampering with an occasional shoe purchase.

9 comments:

Jeannie said...

Congratulations and have a great day of pampering!

atet said...

Congrats! I'd say treat yourself to a pedicure while you're at it. Gotta have great toes to match the shoes!

Sue B said...

Congrats! Can't wait to get a copy!

StegArt said...

Yay, so happy to hear the project is moving along. Looking forward to it.

gabrielle said...

Thank you all so much. As with anything, work always expands to fill the time alloted. At least I was smart enough to not put up a big announcement on the website before it was edited...lol

Keeping my fingers crossed everyone thinks it is as good as it looks to me.

Valeri said...

Really looking forward to the designing applique quilts. Enjoy your day! It will restore your inner man (or woman!)

cfent said...

awesome!!
you are rocking!
anxious to see it!

teri springer said...

So where's the link?? You KNOW I MUST have it!!

teri

Raven McMurrin said...

Gabrielle - I am looking forward to your visit, red hair and all, here in Northern California! Obviously I am looking at your handmaiden blog to get to "know you a bit" (it will help with introductions!) I will see you at dinner - I will pick you up at 4:00 pm from your hotel and take you to a great California Nouvelle Cuisine restaurant along with other quilt guild members on 2/5/08, and then on to the program! Also thank you for making the workshop 1 day! Have wonderful, creative days - Raven