Did you happen to see the series premiere of the crafting show CRAFT WARS on TLC?
Gentry and I watched the show together that night. I was really looking forward to see what the show was about. Rewind several months ago when I got contacted by the show to be on the show. After many emails and phone calls and a visit at CHA to discuss it... I just could not do it. I have wondered for months if I made the right decision. I wanted to share with you my thought process and why I felt it was not for me. They would not tell me the exact "how it would work" but gave me big hints as to how the crafting process was going to go. They asked me questions that I felt were not really who I am as a crafter and scrapbooker. With my interior design background I KNEW that I would craft with a desire to make it "beautiful" and home decor if possible. They mentioned I would be given objects and then have to create something out of it. I think they mentioned a broom and I knew it was going to be interesting. I think my biggest thought was this...
IT is REALITY TV... the few people I discussed the show with and my decision process was that on REALITY TV that can edit and cut and manipulate a situation to gain viewership and a audience. I felt it was not a good thing for me personally as a company owner and brand to risk the possibility that the show could twist "reality". I was very concerned that for viewership they would make me seem something different than who I am. I just did not feel "right" about it. So I walked away and ended up giving them the name of another crafter friend in the industry that I felt would be PERFECT for the show.
As I watched the show, I was so impressed with the designers on the show. I mean talk about pressure to craft in this manner. Christy Tomlinson rocked her mixed media house. I watched the show and was so happy that I did not do the show. I knew immediately that I would not have done well...I don't sew very well and I don't like to work under pressure and timed. I commend all the girls in the show- way to go! I look forward to watching more of the episodes. I want to see more of the shows before I decide if really like the series. I am all for crafting shows and LOVE that TLC showcased crafters. However, I am not really sold on this particular way of showcasing the talents on air. I will watch it every week and support this show because I hope it will OPEN the doors to more CRAFT shows. I think the craft industry is lacking the inspiration and acceptance on TV that we all would LOVE to see. This show is a step for us to gain this if they know crafters would want and support it. If you watched it, I would LOVE to hear your feedback? Do you think I'm crazy not to have done it?
Okay.. this week has been FABULOUS! McKay is loving BYU and really just focusing on school. She even has had two tests and did 100% on both. This makes me happy. I have photos from today to show...
Gentry and I have been doing lots together this past week. My husband and Zach are in AZ playing in the prospect baseball games. They have been gone for TEN long days. Excited they are coming home tomorrow. So Gent and I have been working on CHA stuff, shopping and enjoying time together.
I am missing Matt, Kayla and the kids. The kids are getting so big. THANKFUL for facebook and that Kayla shares photos everyday.
Azalea is getting so big. She will be 7 MONTHS on the 4th of July. Matt is a GREAT dad too!
Maxson is getting so big, talking a lot and he loves ice cream. Oh, he is a cutie!
So that is my family update. I just love them all so much!!!!!
Now for some business. If you live in Utah- we are hiring a production graphic designer who will be in house- full time at TCD. If you or someone you know is interested email firstname.lastname@example.org. I am so thankful for the continued growth within my company and am looking forward to expanding my creative family.