It just wasn't the same, was it. Telethon, I mean. I camped in the lounge for the kids until I could stand it not more, and despite staying up til the wee hours, there was no nostalgic feelings. No goosebumps as I watched the fun celebrities conga through the crowd, which despite queuing for 4 hours outside, only had 10 minutes to give their money before being ushered out of the building. There was no panel of phones on site with pledges for silly behaviour coming through.
No one took their shirt off for money. Nope, that was all over 16 years ago and it just wasn't the same.
Despite the lack of nostalgia for me, the kids did enjoy camping on the lounge floor and there is no doubt that the bag of chips I let them eat at 10.30pm won't be forgotten. It's a pity they didn't come away with the same memories of Telethon as I did. All credit to TV3 though, they did manage to coordinate the raising of nearly 2 million dollars for a charitable cause. I just hope next year they try and make it more reminiscent of the old days. Don't ya think?
Anyway, this weekend marked another fun event - the Tarisota gallery went live. This collection is truly arty with the addition of lots of dolls, doll forms and everything dress-like. It was something very different for me to work with, with a lot of darker prints in the collection. AS usual though, it's the products that push me outside of my boundries that result in some of my favourite layouts, and it was the same this time. I'm leaving you with one of those layouts. I was clearly channeling my inner Ingvild in this layout - More to follow in the next few days.