It was a bumpy start and I almost deleted the whole thing, but then thought better of it and decided it was a good marker of my FIRST ever public livestream! You can skip past the bumps, like the beginning where I talk to myself thinking since no one had shown up yet, it didn’t matter that I was muttering away to myself, forgetting that the whole thing was being recorded!! And I couldn’t figure out how to unlock my iPhone’s screen (I know total rookie mistakes) so I could film in landscape mode. As a result the whole thing was done in portrait mode, which Youtube isn’t made for, so there’s that. (I did figure it out after the fact, and now will be able to do the next one in landscape mode.) And then, in a moment of frustration a swear word slipped out, there’s a delay before I realize and say “oops!” but that’s the beauty and horror of live-streaming, you can’t edit these little imperfections out, so it’s there for all to hear. The only good news is that it could have been worse, at least I didn’t drop the F-bomb, so again, there’s that. 😳 I’m sharing it below in all it’s imperfect glory…
I thought it would be a great way to do some youtube videos that don’t take me hours to produce. And I thought those of you who are not English speaking would be able to use subtitles, but was told by a couple of my French speaking friends that they weren’t able to use subtitles, so now I’m not sure where that stands at the moment. I’m hoping there’s a work around for that. Also, live streaming means I can take you with me when I’m out and about. The potential here is endless!! Just think of it, we can wander around New York City together. And of course I’m thinking ahead to when I do my 2-week artist’s residency in France next spring (keeping my fingers crossed we will be able to travel by then.)
I’m going to do another live stream in the next few days, just to see if I can demonstrate some stitching, and will discuss what I think about when I decide on a certain stitch, and the thread choices I make. Which will require me to actually figure out what I’m doing and why, not things I necessarily think about as I’m designing, but it’s good practice to consider these things.
In other news, my Zoom Stitch Along has only a few spots left, so if you’re interested be sure to contact me via the comments below.