Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My Aha Moment

Well, my Aha Moment has been posted. Click on the words Aha Moment
It was interesting to see how they took the interview questions and made it into a video. Check it out if you like and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What a day!

Today was the filming of My Aha Moment. It was quite the day! They treat you so well and it was so much fun.
I got to tell them all about you all and the wonderful work you did. I knew one of the three winners of the quilts and I was able to borrow it for the shoot. And I had one ornament left and I showed it during the interview.
I need to tell you I have several photos to show you.
First, here is a picture of me entering the Airstream that serves as the studio:

Once you go into the end of the Airstream, you enter into one room that is the camera room, then into the interview room. They have a chair stool for you. Dave, the cameraman, goes back into the first room and closes the door. Jess, the interviewer, is in the room with you.
Here I am getting ready for the interview:

She asks several probing questions. What made you start SFAC? Why do you like to cross stitch? How did people respond to your blog? What kind of satisfaction did you get from helping bring others to help make a difference? What would you tell people to encourage them to do something like this?
I showed the ornament:

Then I showed the quilt:

I talked at length about the quilts and the meaning of the colors. We also talked about the center piece, the poem "What Cancer Cannot Do".
Then they take your picture like you are a model:

I felt very special. They said that in about 3 weeks they will send me the link to the place on the website where the interview is. After they go to the other towns (Waco was the first on the 25 town tour) they will chose 75 videos. From those, people (like you) can vote on your favorite and the top 10 are commercials in 2012.
Very exciting! Just the possibility is exciting.
Here is a picture of me afterward, standing next to the Airstream:

All in all it was quite the day! It was really nice going back to my very first post to see what had inspired me to go on this journey. And what a journey it has been!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Ready or not, here they come

Well it is almost time for me to share my Aha moment. I checked the website and they have a blog.
Evidently Waco is the first stop in the 2011 tour.
I am somewhat nervous. I am used to public speaking, but not something like this, that will be viewed on their website.
In getting ready for the interview, I decided I needed to color my hair. My gray roots were showing and it needed to be done. And I wanted to go back to red. I have colored my hair a number of times and with few exceptions it has always turned out well.
I experienced one of those few exceptions on Wednesday. I had asked my stylist for some tips and she gave me a formula. I followed it to the best of my ability. Now remember, we had done some serious highlighting on my hair for my birthday in February. And those highlights were still on my hair.
So what do you get when you mix red with white? Well pink of course. So here I was. Red hair with pink streaks.
So tonight I actually visited my stylist who "fixed" my hair and gave me a great cut too. She is even coming in on Tuesday morning, the day of the shoot and styling my hair. And it is her birthday. And it is her day off. But she is doing it for me. And something about "if it goes to a national commercial, I will show everyone that I was your stylist".
So keep your fingers crossed I don't do anything else. I don't lose my voice, etc. And let's hope I can get across what this blog and all of you mean to me.
Talk to you on Tuesday!