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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Self Portrait A.K.A. Face Dancing

No one ever really looks at themselves when they talk. Well, I take that back. I have known some people who cannot look at you and talk if there's a mirror in the room. They watch themselves. Ummmm.... Never mind, that is an entirely different blog topic, and a personal pet peeve. ~~shiver~~ Did I just type that out loud???

Anyway, the video below was edited from another video I made a couple of weeks ago taping me while I told the story of how I flipped my kayak. (You remember that Lucy-like episode???) I gathered 163 frames from the original video, kept them in sequence, and captured the many faces I make while talking. The original film was 2 minutes and 20 seconds long.

Psssssttttt.... JUST IN CASE YOU'RE AT WORK....THE VIDEO HAS SOUND.
It's a great song so crank it up if you can :-)




I probably should go ahead and draw a big D on my forehead for being such a dork. But it is me, goofy faces and all. I never knew I had a so many different facial expressions. I made this for the Creative Every Day Challenge that Leah Piken Kolidas created for aspiring or established artists and for people who just want to explore their creative sides. It's a no pressure, non judging format, and has quite a huge following. If you haven't checked CED out before, I'd highly recommend you do. Leah has inspired me, and helped me keep my focus on my 101 creative to do list.

This month's creative projects focus on "self"--hence my "video self portrait" better known as Face Dancing.

37 comments:

  1. Lille I loved this - so many self-portraits! What a great way to start July's CED theme!

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  2. That is cute and hilarious all at the same time. Do you really make all those expressions when you tell a story? Your fantastic personality is showing through in that smile.

    Loved it. This ranks right up there on my all time favorite posts list.

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  3. Love the soundtrack! I make goofy faces,too.You have a great smile. :)
    Tina

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  4. Very cool and a great way to start the July challenge. The song you chose was great, it fit perfectly.
    You raised the bar for the rest of us this month.

    Hugs,
    Judy

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  5. That was great! I don't know if I'd have the courage to show the many faces I probably make when telling a story. Gotta get me some of them there dimples!

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  6. LMAO! I think they call that animated!?

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  7. That was a lot of fun to watch. It is nice being able to put a face with the blog so to speak. I know you have other photos but now I feel like I am really getting to know you. Thanks

    Anne

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  8. Hahahaha, you know what Lille? The video made me smile I was having a "not so productive day" haha, when I saw you, it made me smile. Thanks for that and don't you know that making faces is a good form of face exercise? That's according to my psychology professor who always insist to do the exercise before we start the class, and all of a sudden the class starts to be energetic!

    AL

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  9. And not a hateful face in the bunch. What a bouquet.

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  10. that was so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Funny face fest! I signed up for the creative everyday challenge.

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  12. ~~~Beverly...
    Thia was a blast to make. It took awhile but learned a lot about my mug-lette in the process. I'm tickled every one enjoyed this...
    Hugzzz~~~

    ~~~Rae...
    Opie can't watch this without wearing a kitty-sized Depends...Of course he wants his own video of him face dancing... And yes, it appears I do make a whole bunch of faces when I tell a story. I know I can't tell one without making hand gestures so the face must be wired to my hands. I'm making a huge smiley face typing to you.

    Thank you for such make-me-wanna-blush comments. Shucks...shucks...and more shucklettes
    Hugzzzzzzzz, Rae~~~~~

    ~~Tina...
    Thank you darlin', I can tell with your blog personality that you are a character. I guess the world now knows I haven't had any botox... (yet.... ahem.....) hehehe
    Hugzzzzz~~~

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  13. ~~~Judy SQ...
    Isn't the song great?! It makes you happy just listening to it. The video would have been painful without good music...LOL LOL I don't know about raising the bar....maybe raised some eyebrows....LOL
    Thank you so much, sweetie girl.
    Hugzzzzz~~~~

    ~~~Lily...
    Awwwwww, i would happily share my dimples with you cept one problem.... I only have one. Yes I have a solo Dimp. I often wanna snatch another one off of people who have a solo Dimp. "Soooooo...there's where my missing Dimp went. May I have it back, please?" Now MzzLily....we all know you with your darling, playful personality you would rock a video like this one!!!
    Thank you, Lily Love....
    Hugzzzz~~~~

    ~~Jase...
    You know you, MzzLily, and Rain all inspired me to make videos. I saw the one you made recently and smiled the entire time watching it. That was you wasn't it?? hehehe

    Hearing (or rather reading "awesome, just awesome" from you is beyond awesomeness for me. I worship the bloggy space you type upon. And I do mean that! Thank you, Jase.
    HuggggZZZZZ~~~

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  14. ~~~Judy SQ...
    Isn't the song great?! It makes you happy just listening to it. The video would have been painful without good music...LOL LOL I don't know about raising the bar....maybe raised some eyebrows....LOL
    Thank you so much, sweetie girl.
    Hugzzzzz~~~~

    ~~~Lily...
    Awwwwww, i would happily share my dimples with you cept one problem.... I only have one. Yes I have a solo Dimp. I often wanna snatch another one off of people who have a solo Dimp. "Soooooo...there's where my missing Dimp went. May I have it back, please?" Now MzzLily....we all know you with your darling, playful personality you would rock a video like this one!!!
    Thank you, Lily Love....
    Hugzzzz~~~~

    ~~Jase...
    You know you, MzzLily, and Rain all inspired me to make videos. I saw the one you made recently and smiled the entire time watching it. That was you wasn't it?? hehehe

    Hearing (or rather reading "awesome, just awesome" from you is beyond awesomeness for me. I worship the bloggy space you type upon. And I do mean that! Thank you, Jase.
    HuggggZZZZZ~~~

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  15. ~~~Healingstones...
    Oh to make you laugh is a joy for me. You art, work, jewelry gives my spirit a huge lift. Thank you so much for making me smile reading your laughter.
    ~~~Hugzzzzz~~~~

    ~~~Jason...
    I am doing a wobbly curtsy while I type this....Thank you so kindly.
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    ~~~Anne and Sasha...
    Oh thank you tremendously! That's how I feel when I read your comments on my page and others...you have such a cute sense of humor. You have made me laugh so many times, and you always leave me feeling blessed by your faithful visits to the Tree House.
    Huge Hugzzzzzz~~~

    ~~~AL...
    Oh you made my day! That old Beatle's song, "I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends" Don't we all do that here in Blog Lang visiting each other, inspiring each other, making each other laugh, and taking people places we may never get to see in our lifetime like you just did on your blog. I could only dream of the kind of adventures you live every SINGLE day!
    Thank you, AL. I'll go make some faces at Opie and he can make them back at me so we can get up the ummmmppffff to tidy up the tree house.
    Hugzzzzz~~~

    ~~~walking man...
    You are an angel. Thank you for leaving me a nice bouquet of kind words.
    Hugzzzzz~~

    ~~~Ric...
    hehehe Yes, monkey pants. I blogged about Opie wearing his monkey pants which means he is feeling spunky like a monkey. Everyone should own several pairs of monkey pants. You can read more about monkey pants and see a pair of mine if you hit the label "monkey pants"

    This is what blogging is all about.... Sharing the wealth of knowledge we have with each other. I'm going to make monkey pants a Wiki word; :-)
    Thanks for visiting us at the Tree House.
    Hugzzzzz...~~~

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  16. I love that song! And you're right, you don't usually look at the facing your making when you talk. I wonder what I look like? Ha!
    Great video!

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  17. ~~~Eva...
    Oh you are so sweet. Thank you for watching and reading.
    Hugzzz~~~

    Sharon~~~~
    Yes a FUNNY FACE FEST! I think we should organize an event with lots of bands and people face dancing. The entire planet could rock out together, making funny faces and see the universal need to laugh, love and be ourselves.We just gotta be who we were created to be....

    OHHHH I am so happy you joined CED!!! See you already have a self portrait hot off the press to enter.
    Hugzzzzz, Sharon, fabulous children's book illustrator!

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  18. ahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahhaaaaaaaa!!!!!... Love it! What a cool idea! Love the face at the very end... iwll have to check out that creative challenge thing, looks like a lot of fun :-O :-) :-( :-0 :-Z :-K :-P

    :-L :-H :-j x-O S:-P.... (faces)..!-)

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  19. Oh my goodness, Lille! This was so awesome! What a fabulous idea. Hooray for face dancing!

    Thank you for the sweet mention too. I truly appreciate it.

    p.s. Love that painted table!

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  20. Hi there! I am so happy I cam across your blog! It's lovely! I would love to add one another as followers! Let me know if you are interested ir just add me and I will then add you as well. Happy Blogging! I am always looking to network with other creative people:)

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  21. Thanks for visiting me on No Chickadees! What a wild and wonderful blog you have. The talking face photos are hilarious, and the photo below - the flower - reminds me of a womb. Looking forward to following along as you check all the things off your list.

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  22. Hi Lille - you have to go to the Allen Design site and the sign up for the newsletter is on that site. Sorry - I just copied their info as I thought it such a good give-away.
    take care.

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  23. You are such a cutie! This is my 1st time visiting your blog and I've found you very interesting to say the least! Thanks for following me and I will be back to seen the new things that you've conjured up. lol Happy crafting
    ~Tonya

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  24. it is always nice to come to visit your blog .
    your posts are beaultiful .it inspires me to live better .

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  25. it is always nice to come to visit your blog .
    your posts are beaultiful .it inspires me to live better .

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  26. it is always nice to come to visit your blog .
    your posts are beaultiful .it inspires me to live better .

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  27. Oh my goodness that's so funny! Props to you for being brave and creative like that.

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  28. Oh, Lil-D, this hurts! I live deep deep in the sticks. My dial-up won't do the viddy thing. But I went up and down your blog and had such a fun trip! Love your yard, table and kayak adventures. and cats, they teach us how to live, don't they? Nice place you've got here. keep a chair open for me or just room on the floor. ~rick

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  29. Good Morning Queen SassyPants!
    :) :D
    What an absolutely beautiful display of incredible creativity! I would love to share a cup of joe with you and listen to a story or two (or three, or...). This was so funny, you had me chuckling the whole way through. Magnificent...
    I'm heating up my coffee and watching this again, you delightful and enchanting creature, you!
    Yours truly,
    King David ;)

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  30. Hi Lille Diane. I read your bio and found that you have such a compelling life story. I also believe that creativity has the power to heal. You're a naturally creative person, and this will help you get through some rough spots. I'm glad you liked my pictures and feel free to visit anytime.

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  31. I didn't get the dork part; I just thought you were pretty.

    I CANNOT get Blogspot to let me post a response to the last responses to my own flipping blog, so I will put my response to your response right here, although I don't even know if I can post to YOUR blog. Here goes. I'll try putting it all on my blog later.

    Lille Diane "I cannot change (nor would I ever want to) how you feel or what you believe."

    Why bless your heart! I'm ever surprised that so many people get their pants in a wad trying to change me. On one level, I find it amusing, but I keep reminding myself that they mean well. It's as if they see a dog with a thorn in its paw, and who could not want to bring relief to such a one? They think that, surely, I have simply overlooked some insight that they might offer, yet those insights are so obvious. I also suspect that, as with your sister, they are distressed by my distress, so their efforts are partially based upon self-interest, and might even contain an element of wanting to avoid looking at similar feelings within themselves.

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