So as you know, I was asked to be one of the hosts on the new show coming up this fall, called My Craft Channel. It's a online based (web) TV show where everyday they will have shows hosted by expert crafter's, showcasing all different crafts and styles. I was asked to be the host for the Mixed media show.. and was SO honored and so excited!
the show is produced in utah, so I am heading down today tonight as I will be filming in the studio, tommorow and thursday for my upcoming segments this fall! I am excited for a lot of reason.. one is because of course one of my very best friends, Margie Romney-Aslett,
lives there, so I get to stay with her and hang out with her funny lovely self. I also get to stay in her "infamous" guest room.. which is always a delicious treat!
(this is a picture of margie's guest room in her last house.. her new one is even more gorgeous and this time I will take pictures!)
ANOTHER reason I am excited is because the producers of MCC, built each of us hosts, our very own "sets".. and I can't wait to see mine! I have been told is totally screams ME. Red walls, rustic/eclectic furniture.. I can't wait! Of course I am going to bring my own art to put on the walls, and my own "art supplies to film with.. gotta have my own trusty paints and paintbrushes..
But can't wait to see my set AND the set of everyone else! I have heard they are each so cool!
AND probably the biggest reason I am excited is because I get to have "guest" on my show and I will be having four of the coolest artsy chics coming thursday to each film a segment with me! Of course you know I had to ask my dear friend Margie to be my first guest.. she will be the first one to tell you she is NOT an artist.. BUT I BEG TO DIFFER.
An artist comes in so many different forms and while she might not totally feel comfortable with mixed media art.. she is an amazing papercrafting artist, jewelry artist, and product designer (which includes desiginging paper.. which has lead into designing fabric and such!). Plus she puts on one of THE MOST creative events ever.. from decorations, to teachers, to food, to music.. hello.. THAT is art at it's finest.. She is also an amazing blogger.. always finding the most beautiful photos and capturing you and bringing you into this wonderful world of art she has created.. She is also an AMAZING decorator.. I love her house.. love her sense of style!
(this is a photo taken from her blog.. seriously THIS is what her house looks like.. not even kidding you. )
So Margie will be my first guest on my Show.. she isn't going to create a project or teach me a project I guess I should say.. but I am going to teach her and she is going to be funny and witty and awesome like she always is and make me feel at ease and happy and right at home.. couldn't be more perfect for the first day of filming.. I will film three more segments that day. (wednesday) before we call it a day. So excited and So nervous!
On the second day of filming I will have 3 more guests coming to shoot segments (I will be shooting 12 segments in all.. 8 of them this week.. and so four of my 8 will have guest on them.. it will be so much more interesting than just me talking the whole time! :))
So on thursday, I am excited to share the camera with 3 EXTREMELY talented mixed media artist.. who will be coming on my show to teach ME a technique! and I can't wait!
My first guest is the amazing Danielle Donaldson.. from wishbliss studios.. she is one of the most brilliant painters I have truly ever seen. Her depth and details in her art is CRAZY!!! so crazy! I am jealous of her talent!
(this is one of her paintings...)
She is also a awesome jewelry artist and takes her art and mixes it with wearable pieces!
My second Guest "host"/Artist OR first guest for filming on thursday will be a VERY good friend of mine.. who also makes me laugh like no tomorrow.. Jeanne Oliver from Jeanne Oliver Designs.
Jeanne is a MUTLI-talented artist.. from jewelry, to fabric goods (handmade bags, dresses, pillows).. to mixed media art..
(I also have this necklace she made from vintage finds while in Paris. It never fails, it's my favorite necklace to wear and I always get compliments when I wear it!)
Jeanne has a very vintage quality about her work.. which is very different than my bright funky ways.. so I am excited to have her come on and even teach me a thing or to about her style of mixed media art! Plus the good news is I get to hang with her for two days while she stays with us at Margie's house! YOU KNOW We are going to party! lol (and that means for us old farts.. staying up way past our bedtime lauging at the dumbest things possible).. :) Man I have great friends. I am one lucky girl.
My last guest for thursday is the ever so brilliant.. and seriously.. blow your mind.. talented, Chrissy Gardner. Chrissy is also a dear dear friend. TRULY one of the best. Chrissy is ALSO a well kept secret.. if you will. She is very quiet, very humble and doesn't share her art a ton with other people. But that girl.. OH MY GOSH.. she is so freaking creative it blows my MIND!!
(this is a picture taken from her blog.. her blog is always so inspiring.. she is on a little hiatus with it right now as she just moved to utah.. but be prepared because when she is blogging.. it's full of creative goodness and inspiration!)
She is just seriously.. and I mean this with my entire heart.. a creative genius just waiting to be unleashed.
(this is a mixed media project she was working on while at our girls art retreat).. she first doolded it, then painted it and then was embriodering it.. and then it was going to be turned into a bracelet! HELLO??!!!)
this girl thinks SO outside the box.. is crazy. I just wish she knew how talented she really was and shared more of her artsy goodness with the world. AT our girls retreat early this year.. with all of my closest girlfriends, she made each of us a pair of simple tourquise earring. Before that, I was not a wearer of earrings.. they always seemed to bother my ears like nothing else.. so I thought I would never wear them. NOW?? I wear them almost every day! They are SO me and because they are silver, they don't bother my ears at all! I truly wear them all the time and they are simple, yet funky and handmade andi LOVE THEM.
(This is a picture I took of them the other day using my phone) .. i was driving and sent her a text to tell her again THANK You for the wonderful earrings.. I truly DO wear them all the time.)
Anyhow.. I guess I am just super excited and super anxious for this week to come. I am nervous to film.. silly right? I mean I have done over 75 videos in my own workshops alone.. but it just feels "bigger" more pressure to be creative than ever before.. and of course I want to be myself. I want to be able to laugh and mess up and just be me on film.. so I am hoping they allow me to do that and not cut too many "mistakes" out.. cause you know there will be! Lol
I will film 8 videos this week.. and then head back in September sometime to film the other 4.. AND when I do, I get the pleasure of having one more fabulous artist on the show with me.. the ever Talented Kelly Barton She tried so hard to make it this time around.. cause the 6 of us ladies hanging out.. holy cow.. that would have been SOMETHING ELSE! but alas.. work and family came first. Which is as it SHOULD be. Can't wait for September though! .( I will tell you more about THIS amazing chicka later! )
I am also just truly grateful for this opportunity. Seriously.. talk about a "LEAP". I sometimes forget what a HUGE opportunity this is for me.. and then I will be talking to my mom about it or someone else and I can see the excitement in their eyes and I realize how blessed I TRULY am that I was asked to do this. Out of ALL the mixed media artist in our industry.. TRULY there are so many talented women AND Men, so I am grateful I was asked! I hope I do them proud! :)
Well... I am off! I am going to take lots of pictures while I am there so I can document and blog about this experience. not sure how much time I will have, but if I do, I will post a blog about it while I am gone. (I say that knowing full well I am sure I won't have any time! lol But I did spend some time this weekend in my studio.. I had this creative itch to create something just for ME.. so I did.. I will share that with you when I get back :)
Anyhow.. thanks for letting me share this journey of MCC with you! Happy Tuesday!