Months and moths ago I entered a contest by a group called Design Sherpa. I entered on a whim.
I entered the first round that required me to find a picture that represented a favorite design style and then write a few sentences about why it inspired me. And what do you know? Much to my surprise I made it through round one. Then round 2 came -it was an essay. Longer in length. Same basic idea – what inspires me when it comes to design? And again, I made it through (also much to my surprise!)
Then came round 3 (I think there were 5 rounds in all?) and for this round I had to make a 3 minute video about one element of design. Period. Those were the instructions. They were vary vague. Was the video supposed to include me? Talking? No talking? Stills? Moving pictures? I had no clue and there was really no one to ask. So I made this little ditty. Needless to say I did not win. Or make it to round 4.
I kind of forgot about the whole thing until I found my video today on YouTube today when I googled my name. (Yes, I googled my name. You know you do too from time to time, I am not the only one…) Despite losing it was a fun project and I was proud of what I accomplished (with lots of help from Sweet Man and Judea) with no real skill or direction or time.