Desolation, 2006, Oil on Panel, 24x36
I received the DVD of my interview in the mail on Friday and I guess it has been airing in the Berkshire area for the last week or so. After getting over the initial shock of watching (and hearing) myself on the television (I have spent the last 12 years since we got a camcorder either filming or slipping quickly out of the room if Doug was filming) I thought it turned out quite nicely. The director did a great job of editing my comments and I actually seem, well, thoughtful. The things that I thought sounded stupid, even as I was saying them, surprisingly made some sense and I spoke at a good pace rather than too quickly which is usually what happens when I am nervous. I think that I did trip over my words a bit but all of that was magically edited out.
This was a really good way to get my feet wet doing taped interviews even though I sincerely hope that I will not be asked to do this again. Heh. It was very low key and the director, Patti, was lovely to talk with. Even though she was taking care of the technical aspects and was off screen, she was very responsive to my comments and we really were having a conversation. Well it was kind of stiff and formal on my part, but still.
I finally did some painting on Monday, which was so great, but I will have to discuss that later-today I am off to jury duty!