Handmade is a story about recycling and re-creating that crosses several generations and applauds women who see the potential in what is at hand.
My mother, Louise Diggle, died about a year after I wrote and performed this story as part of my program, Second Hand Rose. I am grateful that she heard and liked the story and knew it as a "thank you" to her for the many things she taught me.
This version of Handmade was recorded for my weekly TV program, Stories in Time.
For the past few years I have been fortunate that my stories have been video taped often during performances and for my regular cable television program. The tapes are a rich resource, yes, but then once you have them - what to do with them. They have been gathering dust on my shelf. Well, that's not good. Stories are meant to be told ..... and heard.
A few months ago this started to bother me. Do you do that? Stew about it until you figure out what to do? And, now I have worked it out - by sharing my stories on the web through my blog.
Its a good thing I like working with technology because its taken me a while to get the hang of using Hand Brake and IMovie to prepare the films for Viemo and voila - here it is. One detail outstanding - for the next film I hope to learn how to close my mouth.
I am wondering how other storytellers are using video to share their stories.