It was quite a busy Monday for me today. Two very cool things going on simultaneously. The first is that I’m thrilled and honored Jenny Doh asked me to be a Guest Curator on Crescendoh and to participate with my Art Saves story.
I have known Jenny for many years now and have always been impressed with her professionalism and passion for art and telling people’s stories. She’s a natural-born writer, editor, instructor, author, entrepreneur, innovator and so much more. I have personally watched her boost many artist’s careers into the spotlight over the years that I find it humbling that she turned her sweet spotlight on my work. I had a lot of fun thinking about my links for the week. Also, with it being Sept. 11 tomorrow, I felt an additional responsibility to ensure we take time to remember and reflect. Art not only saves, but heals as well.
Crescendoh is a site I faithfully visit every week, no matter how busy my schedule gets. Please be sure to take a look. If you have some extra time to spare, read some of the past Art Saves stories from some incredible artists. When I look through the list, I can’t help but smile to see how many friends I’ve be able to make through this amazing crafts industry.
This morning was also an incredible PR day because I was on ABC 15 Sonoran Living show with my crafty girlfriend Terri Ouellette. The set is absolutely gorgeous and large! Of course, Terri was as stunning as always. I had so much fun watching her in action…like watching an athlete at the top of his game. She taught me a lot about TV this morning by just doing her thing. The other cool thing that happened before the show was that Terri’s co-host, Stephanie Sandoval said she has been reading Explore, Create, Resinate and loving how inspired she is by all the beautiful photos in the book. How awesome is that?
We had 4 minutes for our ICE Resin segment, but I can tell you even though that’s a long time in TV land — it went by in a blink of an eye! I had an entire bracelet project stepped out and ready to go, but all I got to do was mix the resin and pour a bezel. Doesn’t matter though, it was great fun.
Terri mentioned we developed ICE Resin with my business partner, but she didn’t say Susan Lenart Kazmer. I know there wasn’t a lot of time, but I always want people to know that ICE is Susan’s signature product, as she developed it from all her experience as a master jeweler and metalsmith. As our marketing and PR person, and as a mixed-media artist myself, I work with ICE a lot and loooooveeeee it, but the talent behind its creation and bringing it to market is all Susan.
Anyhoo… I’m not sure I’ve conquered my television jitters, but I can definitely say it was an experience to remember. The video is already live on the website. Check it out if you get a chance.