Lots of people have asked me if Martha knew about the donkeys that I gave her at the end of the segment. Those were a surprise that the producer Lenore cooked up and I think it was a hit. Martha seemed genuinely delighted and after the segment Martha told her assistant to put them in her office. yay! I wish I could have seen the real donkeys, they looked so cute in the photos they sent me.
Disclaimer: Just a quick note that this project is for adults only. Because I am using metal, I want to stress that the only place where children should be come involved is if you are using photos of them as the subjects. Seems a couple viewers thought that since we talked about how much kids would love seeing them that we were endorsing crafting this project with kids. Please do not do this project with children and as always use common sense when using sharp objects like metal and scissors and if you are accident prone , please wear gloves ;)
Paul called me tonight to let me know that he is totally addicted to The Martha Stewart Show now, he told me he is watching other episodes and totally enjoying them now that he has been behind the scenes! He already gets Everyday Food Magazine, looks like Paul is a Martha fan too!
Tomorrow I am still here all day in meetings in NJ and then I fly home late, late tomorrow night, I will land in Orlando about 1am. See you later once I recover this weekend!
congrats - you were wonderful!!! so happy to have seen you on TV!
It was through all your postings that I learned how Claudine had done on the show as it wasn't broadcast in Orlando for several hours.
I finally got to see the segment on Martha's site. You were great, I loved what you made.
Special thanks to all those who worked on the show to make it possible.
Paul (Claudine's hubby)
I love that Martha and I love that Paul has discovered the show, It is a GOOD THING!
all the Best,
I just watched this show on my Tivo! You were sooooo great! I am so in awe of how you have grown as an artist and you just keep getting bigger and bigger! Years from now when you are this big superstar, I will be able to say...I took some of her classes when she taught them way back when! LOL You go girl!
I am so supremely proud! I know this will rocket you to more wonderful opportunities! You are a star! We miss you guys!
I am attending the inspired event because it has been my dream to take a class with you!! I look forward to it.
I was not able to watch on the day. Thanks for providing the link. You have gotten me wanting to create!!!
Mechiel from Texas
I had tears in my eyes, too, and I don't even know you, lol, I mean, in person. I just love your books, as they are part of the "Canon of Holy Books" for collage and mixed media artists everywhere. So, to see you with the big M, it was like "Yup, the secret's out of the bag, now." It was like towards the end of Jerry Maguire when Cuba Gooding Jr.'s character was catapulted into fame, lol.
I hope you can just enjoy this moment right now, because Claudine Hellmuth is about to become a household name. Seriously, here comes the scrapbook paper designer line (actually, more like a whole 3 aisle's of ephemera, papers, paints, stamps, inks, supplies, all with your fabulous designs), and/or the poster girl for Golden Paints and Mediums (and after that segment, I think there may be a fast depletion of the gel medium on the market...may need to go stock up now, lol), and/or Claudine's Clothing Design (so love the shirt you were wearing), commission work for the next 10 years, people begging for you to host your workshop EVERYWHERE (I mean, more than they are now, lol). With your infectious personality, yup, it's all going to happen.
I'm so deliriously happy for you.
Many blessings to you and your family, Claudine,
I've also bought your book and received two days ago, it's amazing.
hugs from Italy
Just found your blog and am so happy to read about your adventures with Martha. Congratulations on a great job.
It especially hit home with me because I have also been on the show a couple of times (I'm The Glitter Lady) and had the exact same experiences!!! It was such fun for me to read all about you! And it sounds like you enjoyed being on the show. Everyone was sooooo extremely nice...a great staff. Yes, it was a bit of a blurr for me, too! Isn't Lenore wonderful? And being in MS's Art Department was a real thrill...
Am looking forward to seeing your segment online. You can see mine via my blog by looking in the faves section at Martha & Me videos...
Congrats again to you and I wish you much success. Your products are wonderful.
I'm a relatively new fan of yours, having discovered you via a friend's blog. Your work is special & stands out. Thanks for sharing so much in your blog.
Thanks for being such an inspiration.
My girls made them with cardstock (as did I) and they sat up very well. I knew I'd cut myself on the flashing (I'm very clumsy) so I used paper, but it's nice that you remind people about that. I looooved the segment and have it saved on my TiVo. I am telling everyone to try them, they are sooo much fun and addicting and your are brilliant to come up this!! Thanks again, Lia
p.s. I heart Martha too and now I heart her even more! I couldn't imagine standing next to her, wow! :)