Thursday, February 14, 2013

My trip to Craftsy & a GIVEAWAY!

In mid October, the kind and wonderful people from Craftsy invited me to come and teach for them. I traveled to Colorado to shoot the class mid-December and last week, my class Make Your Own Wirework Findings launched!

Wooweeee, what a whirlwind. The class run-time is about four hours long, so prepping for this class was similar to prepping for a book. My "on camera" skills are much stronger than my writing skills, so this was my kind of project!!

I had such a great time filming with these folks. They are so professional and so fun!
My days on set started with me in "Hair and Makeup." Yeah, I said "Hair and Makeup." Makes it sound kinda fancy, huh? Well it was! The lovely Danica did my hair and makeup each day and man, I loved it. I wanted to just put her in my pocket and take her home with me. Oh, if only I could start each of my days with a Danica. She had lots of fancy makeup and magic stuff to pretty me up.

This is my crew. James was my producer.  He is the scary guy on the left. Super scary, never smiled and not funny at all. Oh, who am I kidding? I can't even joke about his "not joking" because he might be one of the funniest people I have ever met. He even does stand-up improv (he had a show the day after I left, bummed I missed it)!

Sean was the cameraman. That guy can man a camera like no other. The arial tricks he pulled off to get the tight shots were very impressive! :)

And this is the very talented Nicole, my on-set editor. She is watching me for any mishaps, watching both cameras, and doing some live editing. What at team! They were all so easy-going. They made me incredibly comfortable, they spoiled me rotten, and provided lots and lots of laughing (and snacks).

This was my view for the three days of filming. Look how organized that table top is!

But don't be fooled, open the table drawer and holy guacamole! Ok, that looks more like Lisa's workspace...

GIVEAWAY TIME!  Over at my blog at, we are giving away 3 seats in my Make Your Own Wirework Findings class on Those 3 lucky winners will also two of my favorite tools from the class as well as some sterling wire. Click on over for details on how to enter.

Thanks Craftsy. I had a blast! I can't wait to do it again. :)

(and P.S. - I was very impressed with Denver, what a cool city!)