Tuesday, September 18, 2007


It is sunny and sort of chilly here in Rhode Island this morning and I have so much to do it is ridiculous. The last ten days were filled with travel, teaching, contracts and taping our big 3 minutes for tv...

September 7th and 8th turned out to be very hot as Al and I drove up to Topsfield, MA to teach three classes at AbsolutelyEverything. We had a great time checking out Kate's amazing collection of goodies for sale and interacting with a creative group of women that came to work with Artgirlz rubber stamps, wool felt kits and beads and charms. I love seeing what folks come up with during these classes. For example the piece above is created with two dresses stamped and put together...the top one upside down...Al told me to write the artists name so it was in the picture, so now I have to apologize once again that I don't remember her name...I can see her lovely self. The characters on the left were created by owner Kate herself...a very focused, fast acting student!!! Thanks for everything Kate!

We got home late Saturday after driving thru very scary thunder, lightening and rain. We had two days to prepare for a trip to Cleveland where we were going to do a short shoot for the new television program being put together by Quilting Arts. A few others have posted notices about their trips to the set and are linked thru Pokey's blog!


Prior to going we were trying to pick out the suggested wardrobe...no black, no white, no dots, stripes, big prints...have long sleeves, a collar to hide the microphone...and finger nails...not to mention the project that was worthy of the amazing work that is consistently highlighted. Karen the make up artist started on my little head by plucking many stray hairs that make up my eyebrows. When she finished, I had more stuff on my face than I've had since high school musicals...We actually had a great time meeting up with other artists preparing for their segments, being nervous and glamorous...and doing our bit. Everyone was so supportive and encouraging...from makeup to the camera boys...Pokey was a pro by the time we arrived. You can check your local listing at pbs.org...It should be up after Christmas...

We've been trying to figure out a way to do a show that allows a few swear words every now and then....

Back to work!!!!

3 comments:

OMSH said...

You have to have fingernails? I'm totally out then.

The purple hair is too fun!

Margot Potter said...

Art Girlz! You always make me smile. You're so f*cking fabulous! YAY!

I can't swear on TV either...but I make up for it in my blog. Hee hee.

I just made a necklace for Simply Beads with the tiny little felt balls. I love them. I think they should be called Felt Ballz. Robin Beam traded me some at my book signing in Jersey, she makes the best stuff with your felt ballz.

I wear press on nails for TV and public appearances, because my actual nails are horrific. Yay for press on nailz!

Rock on, crafty sistas!
Midge

Toni Lyn said...

Hi Girlz! Your sooo savvy, and we can't wait to have you on the show someday very soon! Am planning to blog about you this week! Will let you know when it posts!

xxoo
Toni Lyn
www.craftynation.com/blog