Saturday, October 20, 2012

Still Pinching Myself

I've got some big news.

I recently found out that I have been selected to do two DVD workshops for Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine. I will be heading out to Colorado in less than a month to film them!

I am thrilled and honored beyond measure. I still cannot believe it.

And I am scared to death.

I'm working my fingers down to the nub making step-outs and display pieces. I am working my brain down to the nub writing my scripts and endless lists of what not to forget and how to organize everything. I am practicing my scripts in my studio, in the shower, and in the car. 

I am driving my friends and family nuts.

Then there is my appearance. What about this sea hag hair-do? I need a hair cut! What will I wear? I don't even know what is hip right now since I only go to Michael's, JoAnn's, and the grocery store. And look at these eyebrows! There is work to be done, friends. And lots of it.

Meanwhile, I am trying to document this experience. 


This journal page is all about that gut-level chicken feeling I've been feeling every day since I heard the news. 


I decided to just laugh at it and accept it as a part of the experience.


Instead of constantly shooing her away, 
I think I will just let her have a tiny roost. 
Maybe she will lay some eggs.


36 comments:

  1. That is so exciting...congratulations!

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  2. What an exciting thing, and of course you would be half chicken and shooting off fireworks too! Love the journaling of your feelings about it. You will be brilliant. xox

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    1. thanks for your words of encouragement Corrine!

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  3. How awesome!! You'll do great...and keep that chicken around cuz she's gonna lay some funky, colorful eggs that will hatch into more exciting things for you!

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  4. Wow, what a fantastic sounding opportunity! Congratulations. I'm so exciting for you.

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    1. Thanks Loulou. Could use your help with what to wear!

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  5. That's SO COOL!!! Congratulations! I'm sure your hair looks mahvelous...whatever you do, don't go get the monster perm I got before being in my brother's wedding ;)

    p.s. Woo hoo!

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    1. Ha Ha Ha! Now I am tempted to just get the monster perm and bring back the monster hair! Thanks for your kind words and the giggle!

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  6. SQUEEEEEE!!!! That's AWESOME!!!! Congratulations!!!! I've never bought those DVDs but guess what? I will now!!! So happy for you! STOP worrying about the hair!! You'll dazzle everyone with your multi media super powers- promise!

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    1. Thanks Michelle! I really appreciate your encouraging words!

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  7. I'm soooo excited for you!!!! Very cool! No need to worry. You'll do fine. I'm looking forward to purchasing the dvds.

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    1. Thank you, Mia, for the encouragement. I really appreciate it!

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  8. Well done! How exciting.. Wonderful news... I'm sure you'll be a natural.

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    1. Thanks Tara! It will be quite an adventure. I will have to take pics and document a a la Dudley Redhead style!

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  9. Oh wow-this is fantastic news Jenny!!!! Iam SO excited for you and I'm certain you'll be as wonderful looking as your art! I'm not surprised one bit-I just caught up with a CPS mag. last eve. and read your article with the scissors and glasses collages-that was way cool! You go girl!

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    1. Thank you so much Linda. I still can't believe it. I really appreciate the encouraging words!

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  10. You are going to do awesome! So excited for you!

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    1. Thanks Jenni! And thank you so much for all your help last week. Baylor had some great advice as well... just keep eating cookies.

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  11. Way to go, Jenny!!! I am so thrilled for you. They're lucky you'll be sharing your talents. Fantastic!!!!

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    1. Thanks Lari! Getting the hair cut tomorrow. Trying to un-mom my look! Wish you were here to help me get it all together!

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  12. Found you through Creating Art's blog and love your site! Congrats on the DVDs, how very cool!

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    1. So glad you stopped by! Thank you for the encouragement!

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  13. Wow! Wow! Wow! What a fantastic opportunity! You'll be great. Just do you're thang. :o)

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    1. Thanks Amanda! Thanks for the support!

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  14. How exciting! (yes and frightening too) but the rules are to be brave, but still gentle with yourself, and take things one step at a time. YEAH!!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Kim, for your kind words. I might have to write these down and paste them on my bathroom mirror!

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  15. You so deserve this, Jenny!!! I am over the moon excited for you as I have followed you for a while now and absolutely love your energy and style! I am your No.1 Groupie!!!

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  16. Awesome, Jenny! Go, girl, go! You rock and I know you'll do an amazing job! :-)

    p.s. I think you're supposed to picture the audience in their undies if you get nervous. Now if you don't have a big audience at the taping, then you'll just have to picture all of your blog-friends in our undies cheering you on! lol!

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    1. I am not pretty in my underwear. I'd appreciate it if you pictured me in a silly outfit instead! (Since I will be the audience!)

      Jenny, do not worry, do not fret. You've got the hard part nailed--the talent. We will have lots of fun. Garrett and the video team are super fun (and also talented).

      Cheers, Jenn Mason

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    2. Thanks for the encouragement ladies. I will be very selective about who is in undies.

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  17. making my way here from julie prichard's blog. wishing you all the best in this amazing adventure. enjoy it fully.

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    1. Thank you Ludid! So glad you visited my blog today! I really appreciate your encouraging words!

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