Friday, February 4, 2011

Feelin' Bloggy

Morning all. Hope the day is treating you well.

I've been a little remiss in my blogging duties  the last few days, so I thought I'd check in. Life's been pretty same same, just doing the usual: taking boy to school, picking boy up, taking boy back to school, and, well, you get the gist.

I'm feeling creative again, so that's always good. I'm not creative in the traditional sense. I don't draw or paint, or sculpt. What I do is make silly little videos. I don't have my own video camera (I'm hoping to rectify that at some point though), so I've been using my cousin's Flip camera and just going to town. In the past, I wouldn't have dared post these anywhere online. I'd be afraid of what people would think, and worried perhaps that they'd wondered about my mental health. 

A few weeks ago, around the same time that I decided to start blogging again, something changed. I'm a naturally silly person, and everyone around me knows that.   Why should I be ashamed to show who I am to the world?   I made a decision to start showcasing my inner Tara more often. I've got a huge network of supportive people in my life, and I knew that there would be no judgement. And heck, if they didn't care for my silly videos, they could opt not to watch them, right? RIGHT!

The response has been rather interesting. I've been getting mostly positive feedback. At first I thought that maybe it was just the people who loved me humouring me, but then I realized that people who truly care DON'T humour you. Maybe people just enjoy something silly every now and then.  I know I do. Don't get me wrong, I am capable of being serious when I need to, but most of the time, I choose to go the lighthearted route. 

To that end, I've linked my YouTube channel to my blog, so people can see how my mind works. Or doesn't, your choice! Hopefully someone will get a kick out of the videos. That's all I can do. I make my videos, and put them out there. What do YOU do to feed your creative soul? Let me know!

Happy day to everyone, 


  1. :)...yous soooo funny and your monster is tooo.

  2. I'll have to check out your youtube channel Tara. I have to say, that is one thing I am not fond of - video. I can blog with words till the cows come home but I'm not fond of video for myself!

  3. To be honest, most of my videos don't have me in them. I had intended to start a video journal this year, but so far, I've mostly taken videos of my son and puppets. LOL