Remember the first Button Guru Bartering?
...when fragilelittlehuman composed an awesome oneshot fanfic around my song "Bedtime Stories" in exchange for two animated buttons? That was awesome, and well... she set quite a benchmark. Which might be one reason why noone else came to offer another bartering to the Guru afterwards...
Well, the Button Guru is not easy to please, but he's more down to earth than you might think. In order to release his twiciples of fear and doubt, he laid down some rules for those willing to swap (see end of this post)
Anyway... at least one bloggy friend wasn't that easy to be scared and lately asked for a deal. Fearless Honolulu Girl form True Blood Twilight offered me to make a video for one of my songs. And the Button Guru accepted.
But I'd never thought I would get something that beautiful...
As usual, I didn't impose any restrictions as to content or style, I just chose the song and told her I might want to dedicate it to someone special.
Honolulu Girl put so much heart and huge parts of her own life into this gem - I literally melted to the floor when I watched it for the first time. She surprised me big time! I honestly never liked my own song more... and the Button Guru is hell-bent to outdo himself!
Thank you so much, Honolulu Girl!
----------------My heartfelt dedication...
--------So with this adorable, brave (and kick ass creative) musicclip,
--------it's the perfect occasion to do what I've been wanting to do
--------quite a while, for several reasons and with heart and soul:
--------I herewith dedicate my song "When A Baby Is Born"
--------(brought to life in beautiful images by the amazing Honolulu Girl)
--------to a friend who is a talented writer and devoted doula.
--------This is yours, Uhyesplease:
Credits & Links
"When A Baby Is Born" from the album
"Do The Right Thing" by Betti Gefecht
How to allure the Button Guru: The Rules
1. If you have something I might want, we can bargain.The only condition not negotiable is: It has to be something money can't buy.
Which means, you won't get a button for a Twilight merch, for instance. People have tried to barter with things that are only available in the US, but the Button Guru is a bitch when it comes to bartering. An exception might be "customized" goods, but it depends...
2. Usually it would be something someone does, or a selfmade thing. If I don't know anything about you, I can not suggest anything myself. It depends on what you can do or have or... dunno. So if you want a button, you would either have to come up with suggestions yourself, or tell me something about your talents, hobbies etc., so that I could challenge you.
Oh yes, the Button Guru figured out a while ago that his work is highly esteemed and that making buttons and banners is so much more fun this way...
3. The Button Guru never asks for a mission impossible! He just loves to challenge peoples' inspiriation. If someone isn't much of an artist but can maybe knit - he might be happy with a pair of wrist-warmers.
That's pretty much it. I love bartering, I love creative ideas and being surprised with things...