Hello! If you don’t have time to read this, just click here and vote for me. 🙂 But if you want to know what it’s about, keep reading.
It’s been a busy few weeks. Work is full on at the moment, in that unrelenting way that it sometimes seems to have. I’m trying just to do my work in bite sized chunks, rather than being overwhelmed by the whole of it. I never seem to have a ‘down season’. But then, as mum pointed out to me today, at her work (also a not for profit Christian organisation), they have three full time people and one part time person doing my job.
I don’t know if that makes me feel better or worse.
On the creative pursuits front, I did Glebe Markets with my TalulaMei stuff – it wasn’t a financial success, but it was a worthwhile experiment, if only to teach me that just because people like your stuff doesn’t mean they’ll buy it if it’s in the wrong context! People wanted bargains at Glebe Markets, not handmade stuff. Well, at least I know that now! As Guy would mutter, when people commented that Sammi’s dolls at my neighbouring stall were cute: “Cute don’t pay the bills!” So now I know that not just any market will do. It has to be the right market.
But the reason for this post is I need your help.
I’ve made a 2 minute video answering the question “How does my creativity contribute to the world?” as part of my application to get a Big Hearted Business conference scholarship (worth about $500). I’m not sure I know enough people to get the max number of votes required for the peoples’ choice award, but it doesn’t hurt to try, right? (and who knows, maybe I’ll win one of the other scholarships!)
Even though details of the conference haven’t been released yet, I know from what I’ve seen of last year’s event that it will be inspiring, nourishing, exciting, challenging, and I really, really, really want to go. Making the video was a good exercise – I am assuming that the reason behind asking entrants to do something creative and with only a couple of weeks’ notice was to get people making things, exploring the reasons they do what they do, and not getting hung up on perfectionism. I had different ideas for the video but in the end just had to do it. I wrote something, filmed it and put it on youtube in a little over an hour. Just got to get it out there!
Voting is on Facebook, so if you have a Facebook account, please watch my video (it should be the top one on the page) and click the little vote button! Voting is open until Sunday and you can vote once a day, so…you know…vote often!
After Sunday I’ll put the video up here, but I’ll send you to watch it via the link for now so as not to confuse the voting issue.
Thank you in advance!