Saturday, January 23, 2010

Meeting the Crafty Chica!

While I'm usually not a "starstruck" type gal, (minus that one time at El Floradita in Hollywood when Mr. McConaughey sang Happy Birthday to me :) today was a quite an exception... On a bit of a whim I decided to head out with a friend to the CHA show in Anaheim. We were supposed to go last night, but between the lightening and hail, decided to postpone till today. I'm sooo glad we did. It was a fun show with lots of great stuff to check out, and many glorious finds, but the best part of all was seeing and then meeting in person, The Crafty Chica herself!!! As I approached her crowded booth I couldn't believe it was her. Over the years I've encountered some really talented artists who's work I admire for various reasons on all sorts of different levels. Some have become friends, and others pure inspiration for a season. It's all good. There's something a little different about Kathy Cano-Murillo. It's not just the crafting stuff, I think it's more about living that "artful life" I keep hearing so much about. And maybe because she seems to live that life with a Latina flair, it resonates with me. After all, it was she who ignited my whole Wishing Tree flame, not to mention the countless other fun and funky crafting tips I've gleaned from her blog and website. What a delightful soul to meet so warm, friendly and gracious, so down to earth. I just hope I didn't scare her too much with my blubbering non-stop chatter and questions. Sorry Ms.Chica, it was just lovely to meet you! Oh! and did I forget to mention I even got to see the original Queen of craft TV?... yes it was Carol Duvall!!! Now I haven't seen her in person since, well you know... Episode CDS-1146! I reminded her I'd been on waaaay back when, but she didn't remember, she was so sweet. Guess there's no Emmy in my future for that 12 1/2 min. but feel free to click on the link to get my step by step instructions for creating a mini gourd necklace if you'd like :)

Anyhow it was a very fun little day not to mention on my return there was a small envelope waiting for me from someone I'd never met! More about that later! Adios for now,

Love Bridgette
P.S. I think the link to the Carol Duvall show is too old... acn't seem to get it to work, so if you'd like the instructions feel free to email me, sorry bout that.


Lisa said...

OMG, aren't you the lucky one...such a light shines in you through the photos. Btw, I sending a trinket for your tree, it should reach you within the week,


Unknown said...

Bridgette, What fun you must have had at the CHA show..
I saw Kathy (first time) just about a week ago on the TV program "She's Crafty" and I LOVED her!
I've always loved the Queen Carol..watched her for many years.
What beautiful smiles you & these lovely ladies have!!
Blessings ~Mary~ :-}

robin dudley-howes said...

The crafty chica is a sweet heart. I took a class with her at artunraveled. such a truely nice person. you look like like a little kid Bridgette!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Ooooooh, I see you took one of those funny little photos at Crafty Chica's booth as WELL! LOL My sil/bff did the same *smiles* and I posted them on my blog.