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Living Artfully with Sandra Magsamen (Acacia/Special Interest)


Picture: C+†††† Sound: C+†††† Extras: C†††† Main Program: C+



With so many arts and crafts TV shows and chain stores alone, without even thinking of Martha Stewart, the business of self-expression in a personal way has blossomed more than anyone could have ever expected.A new rising star in the field apparently is Sandra Magsamen, who gives feel-good lectures with the ideas of why you do not need to let intellectual property ownership prevent (or is that intimidate) you from self-expression.Acorn Mediaís Acacia label has issued Living Artfully, a DVD offering her basic philosophy and approach to all.


The 77 minutes become as much about the inner self as anything to do with what you could buy at Michaelís.This may not be for everybody, but it is admittedly an alternative to the usual craft show.Is this too warm and fuzzy?Maybe, but she is consistent and is giving good advice.The interested should give it a look.


WARNING:The DVD has very loud menu music, unusually so that you will have to turn up the volume to watch the programming and down when going back to the menus.The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is simple, has no surrounds and is not as loud.The 1.33 X 1 image was shot on analog NTSC video and is colorful enough, but with the usual limits.Extras include five more craft ideas, a bio on your host and never-before broadcast stories.



-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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