I went with my fabulous friend, Lisa, who is so naturally crafty that she thinks she's not. She is also a luck magnet, as a young man walked up and handed her complimentary admission tickets just as were about to purchase tickets to the show. Score! And I thought I was lucky! (actually I am the luckiest because I can call her my friend).
The day was packed with fun that started off with Wendy Russell , host of HGTV's She's Crafty, and her fun mixed-media challenge called, Get Your Craft On! That's me up on stage where we had 10 MINUTES to create a piece of art dedicated to someone special and the story behind it.
Amidst a frenzy of goopy glue and paper, flying feathers and felt...I learned that I am NOT cut out for speed crafting! But, the results didn't matter because it was so much FUN! In the end we were all crowned craft queens complete with feather boas! My art peice was more of a grafitti-style combobulation titled "You are Fab!" and I dedicated it to my friend, Lisa, as she cheered me on in the audience. She has been through some tremendous life challenges recently, and she not only handles it, but does so with grace and kindness, not to mention, always in a cute outfit!
(Shhh.....I'm secretly hoping that maybe one day, I can be the one leading one of these crafty groups).