Sunday, March 6, 2011

Pushing Snow

Last week I decided to push myself out of my comfort zone. I took a quick break from writing my novel. I decided to enter a contest even though I had only one week to compose a few bars of music, sing and make a decent video. That was serious crunch time! What was I thinking? My comfort zone includes playing a few notes on the keyboard and mixing sounds with my DAW. I never was comfortable with the activity of singing. I decided to do the video in the name of fun. I wished to film my perfomace on a lawn full of fresh snow. I was lucky. It snowed three days in a row. I shoveled so much snow that on filming day I felt light headed from all the shoveling. Okay, maybe I was giddy with the excitment of getting out of my comfort zone and singing infront of the camcorder. I ventured outside. It was 24 F and windy! I wore my downfilled parka, ear muffs, long pants, cashmere sweater and my face was freezing! After one take I ran inside. My senses were numb from the cold. I took a look at the video and I couldn't stop giggling. My pants jiggled so much from the breeze that it looked as if my legs were made of rubber and I could dance!

I won't post the video till the contest is over.

My next post will be about Steampunk artists and how they inspire us to write Scifi, Steampunk or fantasy genre. I will also include writing prompts.

Happy Writing!