Wishes And Paper Puppets


I had planned to share this last week, but we had to take Sweeney to the animal hospital again (which is a whole other long topic for another day), and for quite a while I wasn't in a very joyous mindset to post it. At the moment, Sweeney seems to be doing okay, so I think now's a better time. Jose's sister was kind enough to lend us her camera for a few days so we could record my scholarship application video, and I had so much fun movie-making, I created another little video (or two) before sadly returning the camera.



I won the Los Angeles scholarship to The Blogcademy! I get to go to Hollywood in April! When I found out that I'd won, Jose was out of town for the weekend, so I celebrated with the kitties in the morning, then went wine & cupcake tasting with my parents. I'm soooo excited and a little bit nervous (probably much more nervous as the date approaches). I want to thank the three lovely headmistresses of The Blogcademy for choosing me, as well as all of my friends here, for your amazing and sweet support. I was totally blown away! I'm also really happy that my little puppets of Kat, Gala, Shauna, and Gareth got such a great response. I loved making them! If you've been reading here for a few years, you might remember that I made a puppet of Agent Lover Marie too. I think I'd like to make more of them. They're very simple to put together; all you need is paper (I used watercolor paper), paint or pencils, scissors, and tiny metal brads or a stick and tape, depending on the type of puppet.


In fact, if you'd like to make your own, you can download the Kat and Gala puppets here, the Shauna puppet here, and Gareth here. I brought them all over to my friend's house the other day to show her daughter, O, and we made some more puppets from our imaginations. Then, O decided to do a photo shoot and conduct a twelve minute long video interviewing all of the puppets. She made me do voices for each of them. I didn't do accents because I didn't want to butcher them, but O got a pretty big kick out of my answers anyway. That might be a video I just share with close friends though, it's a little more than embarrassing!


Thank you heaps again to Kat Williams, Shauna Haider, and Gala Darling! You can expect lots of Blogcademy fun and LA adventures over here in April. In the meantime, I need to collect supplies, figure out what to wear, pick out some animal ears, and design some snazzy new business cards!

35 comments:

  1. Congratulations! But you totally had it in the bag ;)

    Lauren at in between idols.

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    1. Thank you! I think there were some other really good applications, but I sure was hoping! ;) I definitely feel lucky.

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  2. It would've been crazy if you hadn't won! Congratulations!

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  3. Congratulations on the win.. It would've been crazy for them not to give it to you! Good luck.

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    1. Thank you for the compliment and the encouragement!

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  4. Congratulations. That is so exciting. Loved the video with you and your cat dancing. Can't wait to see what happens at the blogcadamey

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    1. Thank you! Hehe, we are ridiculous like that... well at least I am, haha. Me too, I can't wait! And I also can't wait to share it here!

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  5. I am really happy about having discovered your blog today as I had not found a such inspiring blog for a long time. I love your style and your pictures!

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  6. Oh and congratulations! I got to your blog earlier today when the post had not been published yet so i just read about you winning now when I came back to the first site to leave you a comment. :)

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    1. Thank you so much for such kind words, I'm so pleased that you like my blog!

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  7. Aww, congrats! You worked so hard for it and definitely deserved it! <3

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    1. Thank you Michelle, that really means a lot!

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  8. Congrats!!! So excited for you, and PLEASE invest in a camera, because I love your videos, they're short but oh so sweet! Wishing Sweeney well!

    xo
    Alex

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    1. Thank you so much, Alex! Ohhh my gosh, I want one so badly, I just wish I could afford it. All of our cat troubles on top of car troubles have led to us being pretty much broke at the moment. I wish I had one especially for April because I'd LOVE to use it for The Blogcademy! I've been looking for used cameras because even an older one would be fantastic, but I think it'll at least be a few months before we can save enough. Once I get one though I think I'm going to be making videos allll the time, haha.

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  9. AHHHHH DANIELLE, CONGRATULATIONS!!! It's going to be such an amazing experience for you, wow.

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    1. YAYYYYY THANK YOU LIEZL!!! :D Your comment made me feel proudest of all, not gonna lie! I'll finally have interesting enough to write a long letter about! ;) And yes I'm still working on the next one, ahhhhhhh.

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  10. Congrats! I love your video…I'll be seeing you at the Blogcademy! Can't wait!!!

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    1. Thank you lots, Martina! I can't wait to see you either, it's going to be so fun!

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  11. Yay! I'm so glad you won! Congratulations!

    xoxo
    Christine

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  12. Congrats sweetie <3 These dolls are so so you, so amazing<3
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much, Katie! I'm so glad you like the puppets; I loved making them!

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  13. Congrats Danielle! Have a great time!

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    1. Thank you, Melissa! I'm pretty jazzed about it! We'll have to chat about it after I come back. :)

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  14. omg!!! how exciting is that?! congrats!!
    I'm off to LA this april too (but for family vacation). have fun there!!

    have a good weekend!
    Click me for my NEW BLOG

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    1. Thanks! Oooh, well I hope you have lots of fun on your trip as well!

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  15. I cannot WAIT to see your coverage of the event!!! ♡♡♡

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    1. I'm going to be a snappin' fool! But for once I won't feel awkward about it 'cause everyone else will be doing the same, haha.

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  16. Yay!!!! So happy & excited for you <3

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  17. Oh I love this dolls! And congratulations :) You have an adorable blog btw!

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    1. Thank you Violet, that's so sweet of you to say! :)

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  18. Congratulations!! I just found you through Alex's blog. You've got a new follower! :D

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    1. Thank you, I'm so glad to have you here! :)

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