Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Contest update and another Ginature

The photo is a picture of a Ginature (hangs on the wall) that I made last year, it has lots of velvet. The voting for the contest is over (for now) and my inspirations animation made it into this week's finalist spot for the contest! This doesn't mean that my animation has won yet. What it means is that after 8 more weeks (and two more finalists chosen per week) there will be one more final round of voting (I believe near the end of December), so hang on to your passwords because when all the finalists are chosen I will go up against them one last time for that golden 20 thousand dollars, and of course it's you and your votes that decide if I will win. On that note I would like to thank all of you that voted and got me into this finalist round, it's truly amazing that I have your support and we both thank you so much. I'm a finalist, hooray!! I couldn't have done this without you. I'll let you know when the final round begins, and thank you so much!!! If you want to read about my MRI results from my multiple sclerosis click here. And check out my Tangerine Dream. XO ~ Gina

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A favor to ask of you

Hello everyone, so we are not generating the kind of financial support we need for our big project, but you can help us by voting for an animation I made for a contest that will award the winner $20,000, which we really need for our project to continue forward. I was chosen as a finalist! But the only way I can win is by having the most votes from you!
You'll have to register, it's free by going here: (save or write down the username and password you made) after you are registered they will send you an email, click the link in the email, then you'll see a login page, go ahead and log in.
Now you will see a page that says what you can do now, it says "edit your profile, or add events", but you can just ignore that if you want to and go straight to my video page to watch it and vote (you can vote once a day!). My video is called Inspirations and is here - copy and paste this url into your browser or click this link:
To play the video, click the little arrow in the center of the video. If the video is broken up that is just because it is loading - let it play all weird like that the first time, then play it again, the second time it will play all the way through for you, without stopping. Make sure your volume is on.
Now to vote: right below the video (check the purple "Vote for this clip" click your mouse right into that empty box, so that it is now checked). Hooray, you have voted, thank you! Every vote adds up so please if you have a friend or other that would be willing to help, please spread the word! The voting is up until and including the day of the 27th, this week only. And don't forget, since they do allow you to vote every day this will really increase my odds. So please do, just login here every day to vote, and then go to my video page again,
This contest is for and about a camera in which they requested "makeover" as the theme. I turned this idea into a "beauty is everywhere" concept in my animated video. I hope you like it and if by some miracle I get enough votes to win, thank you for helping Jim and I make our big project come to life! Love to all.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Damask Ginature

This is a photo of my new Ginature, it's smaller than the ones I usually make, it's only about 5 X 5 inches (it's the nano version!). My usual size is 10 or 12 inches squared but this fits the size of the room and wall space very well. I made this by layering sheets of paper (usually I use fabric), I then added ribbon, a tiny frame and a big cameo button. It matches our new bathroom which is decorated in damask prints and is where this piece now resides. Click here to see my latest health update. And, click here to see a book I illustrated. Happy Weekend!