In September 2013 I signed up for Xanthe Berkeley‘s “Creating Time Capsules” e-course, to learn how to film creative videos. I enjoyed it so much that I signed up again in September 2014 – this time to learn how to use iMovie to edit videos on my new Macbook.
Now, I’ve signed up for “A Year Of Creating Time Capsules“, which starts in December 2014.
I can’t wait!!
In the meantime, this is my latest video, filmed in October at Ham Common, just outside London.
Autumn is one of my favourite times for filming and taking photographs – I absolutely adore the contrast between the golden autumn leaves and bright azure blue skies!
Twelve members of the gorgeous and talented Sing 2 Beat Breast Cancer Choir came together again on 1st October 2014 to open the Breast Cancer Care’s London Show with the wonderful classical singers Camilla Kerslake and Blake, singing our charity single “You Raise Me Up” which we recorded together in 2013.
It was so uplifting, being back together again – we haven’t sung together for nearly a year, but we’ve met up a few times in between for tea and cake and to catch up on all the latest news. I feel truly grateful to be part of this choir, and to have met these beautiful souls – and, of course, to have had the opportunity to work with international recording stars Blake and Camilla Kerslake. What an honour!!
My friends Morwhenna Woolcock and Jaimie MacDonald have designated 21st September as International Connect to Nature Day, to encourage people from all over the world to reconnect with nature one moment at a time.
For my part, I spent the afternoon in Richmond Park sitting in a clearing and creating a wild mandala out of twigs and leaves, while rutting stags bellowed in the distance.
This September, I signed up for Xanthe Berkeley‘s “Creating Time Capsules” programme for a second time, so that I could learn how to edit videos in iMovie – previously, I had been using Windows Movie Maker.
This was my first attempt at editing in iMovie – it’s a fun film that I made when I finally got round to opening my watercolour set, after it had been sitting on my desk for about a year!
Be warned – I’m no Picasso!
This is my favourite haunt when I want to be close to nature – a stretch of the River Thames about 10 minutes drive from where I live. We’re very fortunate to be so close to both the Thames and Richmond Park (see below), my other favourite haunt (although it hasn’t had so much of a look-in since I discovered the river!)