The Best Voiceover Microphone for Beginners: Review of the Blue Nessie USB Microphone

The Best Voiceover Microphone for Beginners: Review of the Blue Nessie USB Microphone

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please read our disclosure for more information. Hey again from The Kreative Kouple!  It’s Perry today, talking about the best voiceover microphone for beginners with a review of the Blue Nessie USB Microphone. Why I Needed A New Microphone The Blue Nessie was the first microphone I ever purchased.  I had a really old one that I think I inherited from the “family computer” years ago…I can’t really remember…either way, it wasn’t ideal.   So I bought The Blue Nessie because…

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Visiting My Family Roots in the Smoky Mountains: Why Funerals Can Be a Good Thing

Visiting My Family Roots in the Smoky Mountains: Why Funerals Can Be a Good Thing

Hi, “Kreative” Readers.  I hope you are all doing well.  This week, I’m writing about visiting my family roots in the Smoky Mountains, and why funerals can be a good thing. (Psst!  Missed last week’s post?  Check it out here.) What do I mean “my roots?”  I mean where I come from.  My heritage.  Or at least part of it. You see, this past weekend was bittersweet.  It is with a heavy heart that I tell you my mother’s cousin passed away recently (he was…

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Creative Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Easy Canvas Portraits

Creative Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Easy Canvas Portraits

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please read our disclosure for more information.   Hi everyone!  Thanks for reading my post last week about my adventures in the opera Turandot.  I had a lot of fun reminiscing about it, and I’m looking forward to sharing more experiences with you.  🙂  But right now it’s time to turn our thoughts toward…Mother’s Day! We had a great experience ordering a photo on canvas from Easy Canvas Prints a while back, and thought we’d share with you…

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An Opera Singer’s First-Hand Account of Performing in Puccini’s Turandot

An Opera Singer’s First-Hand Account of Performing in Puccini’s Turandot

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please read our disclosure for more information.   Hello fellow Kreatives!  Jenn here!  It’s been a while since we’ve last seen each other (last summer! eep!), but I’m back and ready to share some exciting stories with you, like performing in Puccini’s Turandot! 🙂 Jenn’s “Kreative” Update Last month, I wrapped up my second season with the Virginia Opera as a chorus member.  A season with the opera is from fall to spring (like a school…

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Physical and Vocal Illness Recovery: How to Get Your “Mojo” Back After Being Sick

Physical and Vocal Illness Recovery: How to Get Your “Mojo” Back After Being Sick

Ear fluid. Sinus infection. Random virus. Yup, those are the diagnoses I had one right after the other – plus a few others – this summer. It was one of those times where you get sick with one thing and then, right when you think you’re almost recovered, another illness hits you and BAM! knocks you back down.  BAH.  Not fun.  For three weeks straight, I felt like doing nothing.  You wouldn’t think that something as simple as ear fluid…

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Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day

Hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July!  Happy Independence Day in the United States! Photo by Mike Lesaski/Flickr   Stay Kreative! Jenn & Perry The Kreative Kouple Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Kreative Kouple’s Weekend Getaway to Camden Yards

Kreative Kouple’s Weekend Getaway to Camden Yards

Hi everyone!  We are popping in to give a quick hello to you all and let you know what we’ve been up to. We just spent the weekend with some friends on a quick trip to Baltimore, MD at beautiful Camden Yards watching the Orioles play the Tampa Bay Rays.  (Check out our pic!)  The weather was a sunny 85° that – besides needing a little extra sunscreen – was the perfect setting for the evening’s game. The gates opened…

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Tips on How to Improve Your PA Sports Announcing

Tips on How to Improve Your PA Sports Announcing

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please read our disclosure for more information. You’ve decided you want to be a sports PA announcer and are finally getting some work.  Great job!  But just saying names and reading off of a sheet of paper won’t make you the best.  Don’t quit your day job, but you do have to spend some time perfecting your trade.  Things like making sure names are correct when you announce them (there are plenty of tricky…

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Mistakes and Anxiety: My First Opera

Mistakes and Anxiety: My First Opera

My heart is pounding.  I’m walking onto the stage with my chair in hand.  I’m excited.  I’m pumped.  I’m ready for anything.  I’ve played this moment over and over in my head a million times: This is my first time on stage as a professional opera chorus member.  I set my chair down onto my mark.  I sit down.  I begin the choreographed hand motions for the scene.  I look around at my cast mates and realize… Oh no!  I’ve…

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So You Want to be a Sports Public Address Announcer

So You Want to be a Sports Public Address Announcer

Being a sports public address announcer (the person you hear on the microphone at a sporting event) has been my favorite job I’ve ever had and continues to be one of the things I look forward to the most each new season.  I enjoy it so much that I don’t really consider it a “job” anymore.  Of course I like the paycheck that comes with it but that’s secondary.   I started PA announcing at the age of sixteen at…

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