(next in my sketchbook series "A More Beautiful Question". This one is entitled "What Are You Waiting For?")
This may be my last free art video for awhile.
I say it is the last, at least for now, because the time has come for me to choose a platform (something very simple, as I am not looking to form my own social community - I ultimately want my work to focus on the making of art, not the editing of video or the management of a large website) and start filming a paid class.
The real question is how to pick, from all the ideas I have in my head, what should be my first - very own - paid art class? I have ideas ranging from...
...nevermind. I think I have my very first copycat out there (no - it isn't you) and so my business mentors teach me to keep a little more to myself than I have before. My tendency is to share in detail, and that isn't always necessary or beneficial.
Suffice it to say that my teaching style tends to blend art instruction with Bible teaching with stand up comedy....(it's the alcohol...just kidding!) In short, anything can and usually does happen when I strap on a mic.
Here's a behind-the-scenes look at last night's shoot:
I'm nothing if not cutting-edge, as you can see.
Above, you see those drawers you'll hear open/close/open/close all throughout the tutorial.
To say that I'm visually inspired might be an understatement. And I can't wait to finish re-decorating this entire studio. The blue walls are about to get a one-way-ticket to...
...nevermind. I'm not going to say what I'm thinking.
Above is the easel that, in the video, I promised you a picture of. All that yummy dried paint. I can't throw it away.
So here's my last free video offering for a little while. I apologize ahead of time because this video is well over an hour. For your convenience, I chose to divide it into seven parts.
I realize it is a lot of information. A long lesson. But when I filmed this last night...
(I know. The worst time to shoot video. But The Preacher was at the church late, I had the house to myself, and I'm alone far less than you might think. I can't get all my imaginary friends to go home.)
...I decided I was going for it. I decided I was going to put my very first "talk while I work" video out into the world.
Yeah. This is the first time I talk to all of you while I work. (I told you I can't get my imaginary friends to leave. What were y'all doing still in my studio at 10 PM last night?!) And consequently, I made up my mind that I was going to stick with this, forge through, power through, and, as Seth Godin says, "SHIP." Even if the resulting image was crap.
(I'll leave it for you to decide, as to the finished image...but you may not make fun of my accent...)