Well, I just finished watching myself speak at Quilt National. I knew the video was on YOUTUBE, but I just couldn’t bring myself to watch it.I am always very nervous when I speak about something that is dear to me–and well, quilting is pretty much my life’s work, so that sends the voice quivering and the hand gesturing to a whole new level.But I watched it, and I survived. During the middle of the talk, I somehow knocked the mic off of my shirt. AWKWARD. What do you do? Well, I just kept moving. If you watch the video, you can see that at the beginning I am NOT holding the mic, and then some where in the middle, I AM holding the mic.Well, that’s what that is about.I was so relieved to have finished speaking that I had actually forgotten that I had dropped the mic until a friend in the audience said to me, “Nice Save.” At this point, I realized me fumbling around on the ground for the mic has some how been preserved forever on tape. Fortunately, those clever editors saved me. Thank you dear editors for showing more images of the quilt and not me groping my breasts trying to reattach the mic.I really didn’t know they would be taping the talks. I would have combed my hair and done a few things to upgrade the presentation. But it is what it is.And there you have it. Have you ever dropped the mic, knocked over the podium, or fumbled with your papers and lost your train of thought in front of live audience? Let’s have a martini and talk about it.
PS- Thank you Alaska State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts for helping me travel to this important event!