On the girls' first day of school, I totally indulged in one thing: the license to do as I wanted. I originally thought I'd get a big jump on unpacking the art studio, the last room in the house to rid of boxes. But then I spied another box: a delivery that had arrived the day before. In a general sense, I knew what was inside the box: crafty supplies from EK Tools. But WHAT crafty supplies exactly? I had no clue.
The concept is simple: as part of a campaign with EK Tools, I get sent a box of their stuff, make something using their stuff, & then blog about it–complete with tutorial. Earlier this year I learned about "unboxing videos". Basically, a video showing off the mysterious contents of your box. It took EVERYTHING within me not to rip the box open upon receiving it. But I knew I wanted to make a video & I knew I had to wait until I had good lighting. So I spent all day, on the girls' first day of school, making & editing the video you see here. (Up until 3 am the next morning!)
I am totally an amateur & novice when it comes to all this video-making stuff. Finding music for the video was a real challenge. I listened to oodles of tunes. (There are some real creepy sound bites out there.) I love the process of making stop motion videos. As I stumble around & learn on my own, I hope to get better & better & better.
Sure, I should be unpacking. But this was way more fun. And it fed me creatively. Which is kinda more important right now.
So, please, set aside 5 minutes & 26 seconds in your day & enjoy!
And if you missed my last stop motion video, a goodbye gift from Susan & I to each other, click HERE.
Have a happy weekend!