Maybe you’ve noticed I’ve got a “thing” with you.
The twitter name.
The blog name.
But how did this start? The Martha thing.
I’ve always been creative. As a child, I often would rearrange my room monthly and dream up new designs for it. I also used to sew my own Barbie clothes. I took shop class AND home economics in middle school. Doing and creating has been a part of me for as long as I can remember.
Then I “met” you.
It was fall of ’94 and my future husband and I lived in an apartment. A gross, roach infested, shady complex. It was all we could afford at the time. I made the most of it. I hung pictures, new curtains, blinds and bleached all surfaces on the daily.
One day I was watching tv and the next show to come up was yours. I don’t even recall what the name was then. Living, with Martha Stewart? I started watching the show and my head could not even keep up with what I was visually seeing.
WHO was this woman and HOW do I become her?
Then I bleached the couch. Again.
At the end of the show it showed this magazine that I could subscribe to.
“THERE WAS A MAGAZINE TOO?!”
It was like I had hit the creative craft jackpot.
I called on the phone (isn’t that cute?) to subscribe immediately.
And then it began.
Cooking, creating, and building all had a new energy in my life.
They became more than ideas in a magazine.
They became my life. (cockroaches not included)
And you know what? It turns out I’m good. I’m really good. I often extend my skills out to family and friends and I don’t even ask for payment. Well. Maybe a pie IS excellent payment but I don’t ask. When something is your passion, you want to share. I answer any questions asked of me on the twitter. I help paint rooms, pick out décor, redo gardens, and spread Halloween spirit throughout my neighborhood.
Heck, I even had your hairdo at one point.
So after all this, how could you not want to meet me?
Sure you do.
Guess what? YOU CAN.
You and I will be at Blogher, New York in August.
So have your people call my people and we’ll make this happen.