Friday, November 27, 2009

Cancer Society Christmas Fantasy House 2009~V Gardens & Holiday Decor

Well you saw the before pics...( You can see them in this months issue of Milwaukee Home and Fine Living Magazine!)
Here is a peek at the final result! These are alot of the fine details that go into creating the story of:
"Mother Nature Meets Father Christmas"
"Every pinecone, Every Sparkle... and every book is slanted the perfect all goes into the Fantasy Christmas Makeover Feeling of this Beautiful Home!" said Johanning to the visiting Tour
****It was also shown on 'The Morning Show' and interviews! Thanks to Anne at "The Front Porch" She had a Major part of the house with the kitchen and living room combined! It was so nice to meet her!
(She has done it for ten years!WHEW!
Now THATS Volunteering!)
Scroll down to see me winning an award! ... In my OWN Fantasy!
And now for the silly part!:Fantasy update in my mind: LOL
As I get handed the award for an Emmy...I say:
"It was alot of fun and hard work! Thank you to Aga Artka Design
And Tanya Mumper of V Gardens Floral and Holiday Design, for both their creative and brilliant help on this project!
And Brenda @ Harvest Home in Pewaukee for lending me the angel that followed me home for this Christmas!(Thank you Dear Husband!) xoxoxo
I cant wait for next year! Whew!
I met so many other Wonderful Designers, and business owners, it was a Blast!
It was a bit like an Eddie Ross Mantra: reuse, recycle, redesign!
I know my Friday Opening Night Designer Dinner at the club house was not a night I will soon forget!"
"Especially my "Haute Couture" attire for the evening! (Hee Hee) More on that another time....LOL"
Oh!..... I am running out of time?.... We are going to a commercial?...I forgot to thank God And My Mother!!!!...and my Kids! And Aga's husband for photographing! ... And the umbrella man at my table who bought me a Fancy drink!....
I cant wait till next year!!! I asked if I could just move my art studio into the next House! Wouldn't that be a Hoot! ???
Bye for now!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Where Woman Create...

This is a copy of My post on their Blog: Congratulations on your Anniversary! Your Life is your Biggest Art Project!!!! Button on Blog~Check twitter~Check Blog about How I love your magazine!!~Check FB Fan~Check Get a Tattoo of "Where Women Create" ~Check (LOL... JK) Ok here is my 2 cents worth...Sorry, I am Long winded.. :)
I would love to see the Home creative spaces of Cath Kidson, Betsy Johnson, And a local cookie artist, Laura Verage (
I would also invite you to my own studios... This is funny because: For the simple reason that it would MAKE me ORGANIZE IT!!! AARRRGGG!!! It would be fun to see the "before and after" shots of someone else's studio before you came! Hee hee Also another idea... it would be nice to list 100 new excuses to say to your family about why I have to collect_____ (Fill in the blank) and keep all this Ephemera in arms length! I am running out! *** how about an iPhone App? That would be cool! My fave WWC Moment: The first time I picked up your hardcover book I was just browsing upstairs at the B&N...I had never even heard of any of the craft magazines...I saw the cover and my heart was racing! I felt a weight lifting off my shoulders, because THERE WERE OTHER PEOPLE LIKE ME!!!!... What a relief! Seriously! I have told this story to So many people...They are sick of me showing them my dogeared copy! I then, ran down the escalator to the mag section... And there they were!!! I grabbed as many as I could find... bought them all,.... mortgaged my house... And cherish them to this day! I love your magazine and the entire Summerset Family of artist's... It is like eye candy with out the calories! I had to switch to bigger purses because I always carry them with me! LOL Keep on Creating and publishing! It helps and Inspires us ...More than you will ever know!
~Available at fine bookstores!
Images borrowed from the web, sorry I dont remember where from....