I am back!! last week I took the week off from my blog, the internet, emails.. because honestly my body was having a breakdown. I don't know if it was from months of just going and going and finally all the stress was over.. but man it just shut down. It was also my kid's first week of school and I hadn't prepared at all, so needed to just focus on family, school shopping, registration, first week of school, etc.. it felt REALLY good to rest. I think the first day back of school, (all 6 of my kids are in school full time!!)I slept the entire day. It was SO needed. :) anyhow.. soo.. as you know.. The week before last, I headed down to utah to film my segments of the new show My Craft Channel.com airing this fall on the web. First off, let me say.. preparing for those segments were a KILLER.. holy cow. I thought it would be just me throwing some things together, bringing a few supplies.. haha. No. It ended up being a car load of stuff, and hours and hours of prepartion.. creating samples, step outs, etc.. for each segment. I was SO grateful that I had asked 3 guest to be on with me so show ME how to do a project, because I don't think with the time I left myself, I could have done one more segment before i had to head out the door! yikes!
So I arrived to the set early.. before my guest arrived, to film the segments only I would be on.. and I was IN LOVE with the set they had created for me! I brought of few of my own canvases, my own paintbrushes, etc and old vintage things, to give it a personal touch.. but wow, In love!
This is a full view of the set.. I had just got done filming my segment on UTEE.. and creative ways to use it in Mixed Media Art.
This is an up-close picture of the back-wall.. what you will see in the actual "segment" love the old crates for shelving.. so me. and of course.. LOVE the red wall! it's hard to see, but it's actually textured wallpaper painted red. TOTALLY my style. Just loved it!
These are the two crew members who filmed and put up with me ALL day.. lol seriously these guys rocked. They were such good sports! even when i burped really loud on set right before filming a segment. Kristine had got me a pop.. but it was bottled and it had a ton of carbonation in it and I only drank two sips.. but not more than 5 minutes later, I suprised myself and them as I let out a huge burp right on set. YOu should have seen the look on their faces. I think the look on mine was worse. I was more shocked than they were that I did it! lol.. good times..
these were the samples i stayed up all night making for the UTEE segments.. these were on wire dipping, faux soldering and more. I am addicted to faux soldering to use on canvas as art. Seriously addicted.
some of the samples i had created before I came.. THANK YOU TO my dear friend Meredith who helped me get these samples done. She came over and dipped flowers and embellishments and created wire designs for me. I wouldn't have been able to get it done without her. love that girl.
So after I finished the filming the segments with just ME in them, my "guest" hosts arrived around 1:00! and seriously.. if the crew thought I was a little crazy and nutty and loud.. they had no idea what they were in store for when Margie, Jeanne, Chrissy, Danielle and her sister showed up! lol oh my heck. I swear we had to do more takes just because we were laughing so hard at the off set comments. It was seriously so fun.
This is a picture of all of us after the day was over. You may notice I am wearing a different outfit in each picture.. had to change outfits for each segments. The bad part was, I didn't realize or remember I guess, that my background was red, so 3 of my 8 outfits were red or dark orange shirts/dressed and I couldn't wear them! So in one segment I wore the tank top and sweater that I wear for PJ's!.. you couldn't tell on film, but it was funny.. because it's seriously what I wore to be the night before.. I am such a dork!
I had such an amazing experience. I was SO worried that my body wouldn't get me through the full day of filming on thursday and I don't know if it was excitement, or what, but we got through all the segments and before i knew it was 6:00 pm and we were done! I was so grateful my fibro didn't act up during filming.. now i can't say as much for the rest of the night and then next three days.. lol.. I seriously felt like I had been through the ringer and my body hurt so bad.. I pretty much slept for 4 days straight when I got home. but it was TOTALLy worth the experience.. the show debuts on September 12th.. can't wait! thanks for letting me share!