Thursday, 28 October 2010

Family...

The off-beat uncle, glamorous gran, philosophical father, outrageous sibling, an infamous grandfather, scandalous cousin, mighty matriarch, inspirational mother, fun lovin' aunty, golf-lovin' grandpa, free-spirited granny, big-hearted brother, super-square sister, awesome offspring... Family! Many families have at least one "real character"...probably with a story well worth telling!? Perhaps, tales of one of your ancestors is still retold at family gatherings today? Well, it could be your time to put pen to paper...

Today, I voiced a promotion for a collaboration between BBC Radio Scotland and Scottish Book Trust, inviting you to write a short story about an incredible character in your family. The story can be based around a particular person or event, and it can be funny, sad, old or new. It could be broadcast or published in a book. Would you love a special family character to be given a place in written or broadcasting history? Find out more at www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland/familylegends.

"If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors..." - Thich Nhat Hant


Vicky Watt is a Scottish female voice over artist, available daily from her professional home studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Influence...


"Did you ever watch a flock of sandpipers on the beach, how they ebb and flow with the tides.... at once they all will be flying in a certain direction, and then in an instant the entire flock will turn simultaneously and take a new direction...I suspect that it is but one bird that creates the thought that turns the flock, and the one thought becomes immediately manifested in all the others. The same Spirit that moves within the birds also moves within you. One person, one idea, one thought can turn the flock of society... It is not a question as to whether we make a difference, for we all make a difference, each of us in our own way. It is the difference we make that is important."
- Excerpt from speech attributed to Stalking Wolf, Apache

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Happy Trees...

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.
The next best time is now.
- Chinese Proverb

Just a quick note of thanks to A Local Printer - Eco Friendly Printing, who produced postcards for my recent mail out on FSC, recycled paper. They're a great little company offering a range of eco-friendly printing services, including short-run options.


Vicky Watt is a Scottish female voice over artist, available daily from her professional home studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Education...

Doris Day in Teacher's Pet

I recently enjoyed voicing some training materials for the Scottish Government's Learning & Teaching Scotland. Here's a quote from one of history's great teachers...


"Teaching is the highest form of understanding"
- Aristotle


Vicky Watt is a Scottish female voice over artist, available daily from her professional home studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Humanity...

"Words mean more than what is set down on paper,
it takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning"
- Maya Angelou

Sunday, 17 October 2010

The Ocean...

"The voice of the sea speaks to the soul"
- Kate Chopin, The Awakening

This information helped to inform my updated Ethical Voice policy....

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Gandalf...


"...All we have to decide is what to do
with the time that is given to us"
- Gandalf (on difficult situations)

Sunday, 3 October 2010

...dreams

"Dreams are the seedlings of reality" - Napoleon Hill