Friday, February 12, 2010

{Featured Artist: Where Women Create}

This giveaway is now closed.


Here at Gussy has a lot to say we love to look at all things beautiful. Beautiful ideas, beautifully women supporting each other, beautiful stories about starting a business.

Today marks week #12 of my series on featured artists. It is my goal to introduce some drool-worthy inspirational eye-candy. Over the next few months I'll be showcasing hand-selected artists that offer products that I think will appeal to you, my readers :)


Please join me in welcoming Jo at Where Women Create, a company/publication that encourages and promotes the creative spaces of the most extraordinary women of our time.


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What inspires you? The women that I call "friend", those that I have just met, and the women that I have yet to know.


Where do you call home? Are you from there originally? I call Ogden, Utah home and, yes, I am from here originally. I now live about 2 miles from where I was raised my entire life.


Name something unique to where you live. The Rocky Mountains are my backyard and the desert is what I see when I look out my living room window.


Share an interesting fact about yourself. I consider myself a small-town home-grown girl that has done the very most that is possible with what she has.


How did you come up with your site/blog name? It is the name of my best selling book and our magazine.

Share a little bit about yourself.
I feel like I have lived the best and the most that I could every day of my life. I have amazing children and grandchildren; a wonderful mom and dad that had faith in me and supported me every step of the way regardless of the road that I led them down; friends that are very important to me; a few regrets; a lot of hard work; more mistakes than I had hoped for; dreams that came true, some that didn't, and some that could be considered by some as "nightmares"; surprises; unexplainable events that always took my career to another level or in a different direction; and a future that can be whatever it is that I want it to be.


If you had to describe yourself in a word, what would that word be?
Blessed


What made you decide to start a blog? To help build a community of inspiring creative women so that we all have a place to go when we need a friend ... for whatever reason.


Name your favorite thing about blogging.
Sharing the lives of the inspirational women that I know ... and some that I don't know.


Do you have a day job or blog full-time? Yes, I do have a day job. For 32 years it has been as the President of Chapelle Ltd. and for the last two years the Creator and Editor-in-Chief of WHERE WOMEN CREATE. But I still think I blog full time!


List a few of your most favorite pastimes. My grandchildren, Olivia and Jackson, 5-year-old twins; shopping with my daughter, Sara; spending time with my son, Justin; and creating whatever new "idea" that I have at the moment.


Read any good books lately?
Julie and Julia, The Twilight Series, and proofing every issue of the magazine!


What is your most prized possession?
The Ruby ring that my father gave to my mother on their 60th wedding anniversary. The silver rattle that my daughter gave to me to tell me that she was having twins. The gold basketball charm that was given to my dad when he was captain of Utah State University's basketball team.


What are three of your favorite foods?
Chocolate cake, french fries, and a really good salad.


What would you like to learn to do?
Be a great photographer and a really good cook.


What are you listening to right now? The football game with my dad.


Name one place you must visit in your lifetime and why.
Greece. Why not?!


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Now for something fa-fa-fun:


Where Women Create is offering two prizes!!!



:: The first prize ::
Autographed copies of Issue 2, 3, 4, and 5 of Where Women Create magazine:




:: The second prize ::
WWC bookmark + Where Women Create book: Inspiring Work Spaces of Extraordinary Women





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To enter:

Leave a comment sharing what you love to create.
Examples: knitting, painting, a warm home, a delicious meal, etc.


For additional entries:
{leave an additional comment for each}

-Comment that you follow my blog

-Comment that you follow me on Twitter

-Comment that you follow WWC on Twitter

-Tweet about this {leave a comment with your Tweet}

-Blog about this {leave a comment with your post URL}



RULES:
  • The giveaway will close Sunday, February 14 at 10 pm CST, and the winners will be announced the following day
  • An email address must be listed on your blog profile or with your comment

Please check back Friday, February 19 for another featured artist post!
xo.

88 comments:

fridica said...

I love knitting hats! :)
Ivana

Meg said...

I love knitting my hair bows!!
xoxo~Meg

Meg said...

I follow your blog!

Becca Holso said...

I love to create order. I am a very detail-oriented person and chaos makes me anxious =)

Birgit said...

Hi there,

What neat prizes -- thanks for the chance to win such goodies. :)

I enjoy creating digital collages, but also like to work with my hands, e.g. crocheting glass bead necklaces, knitting, or making cards. :)

Happy creating,
Birgit
swappinghowdies@yahoo.de

Sandi said...

OK, here I go. I love making pincushions right now. I say right now, because next week it will probably be something else. I am constantly wanting to learn something new and different. Isn't that what crafting is all about. Learning new things and meeting new people to give inspiration.
Please enter my name in the drawing.
thanks

folksmith said...

i love to make anything and everything. i quilt, knit, crochet...i just love to create. found your site this week before you were featured in WWC.

Emily said...

I love scrapbooking, making tutus and learning to sew. :)
Emily

Emily said...

I follow your blog too!

Josey's mom said...

I love following your blog-thanks for sharing this with us!

Lisalulu said...

I love sewing-decor, quilts, baby things since I'm a new(5days) grandma. Thanks for the contest lastar900@yahoo.com

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

I like to create vintage tea towel pillows, I love the hunt for vintage tea towels!

m.chphotography@hotmail.com

Jingle said...

I love to create art. I love to create with paper. I love to create with clay. I love to create with paint. I love to create with fabric. I love to create with my hands.

Jingle said...

I follow your blog.

Jingle said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Jingle said...

I follow WWC on Twitter.

wishful nals said...

so great! i love to create scrapbooks, stationery. anything that evokes memories and that i can pass along to loved ones!

wishful nals said...

i follow you on twitter!

wishful nals said...

i follow your blog

Jo said...

I love knitting scarves, taking photo's, making notecards with my photo's and I'm a writer!

Jo said...

I follow your blog!

Jo said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Jo said...

I follow WWC on Twitter!

Jennifer said...

What a wonderful idea... I love your series on featured artists!! Fantastic interview!

I love to create... mixed media art!!

Jennifer said...

I follow you... I mean your blog! :)

dixie said...

hmm... what don't I like to create? I sew, knit, scrapbook, blog, paint, embroider, cook... make random little thing...

I follow your blog and twitter, too.

Sue said...

I follow your blog.

mandiegirl said...

I have recently really begun to enjoy cooking yummy meals for my hubby and I. It's quite satisfying knowing I didn't take the easy way out and go to McDonalds. Again. ;)

KarenandJason said...

i love taking pictures and capturing moments. Creating digital art is fun, as is using my photos for scrapbooking!

misterrunyan@yahoo.com

KarenandJason said...

oh, and I follow your blog!

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I love to create beauty around me whether it's in the kitchen, in my studio, with my family or with my friends. I am making such different choices with that in mind. Life is too beautiful to have wasted energy like hatred and anger in my life. Craftwise I just love every single crafty thing out there.

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I follow your blog and love it. I never met you face to face at Blissdom but I watched every time you stood up and spoke.

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I follow you on twitter too. now I'm sounding like a stalker. seriously...you just inspire me.

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I follow WWC on twitter too. :-)

ArtisticEdition said...

I love making hair accessories!

Jenna
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ArtisticEdition {at} yahoo.com

ArtisticEdition said...

I follow your blog via Google Reader. :)

Jenna
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ArtisticEdition {at} yahoo.com

ArtisticEdition said...

I follow you on Twitter. My user name is ArtisticEdition. :)

Jenna
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ArtisticEdition {at} yahoo.com

ArtisticEdition said...

I follow WWC on Twitter. My user name is ArtisticEdition. :)

Jenna
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ArtisticEdition {at} yahoo.com

ArtisticEdition said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/ArtisticEdition

Jenna
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ArtisticEdition {at} yahoo.com

LAnderson said...

I follow WWC on Twitter. I love to create beautiful hand-smocked and heirloom garments for infants and toddlers.

hwin68 said...

I love to create whatever suits my fancy at the moment. Photography, sewing, writing, jewlery, collage. My most fulfilling this week was a paper mache' frog I helped my daughter make for Valentine's day. Creating is like air to my soul.

Rebecca

Jill said...

I follow WWC on twitter and the blog

Love to cook (I know!) bake and am obsessed with paper - that's why I love love love WWC magazine....

JJ said...

Good blog. I love to create! I love quilting and wool applique. Just recently I subscribed to the WWC mag. Thanks!

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

I follow your blog and love to knit....whatever the needles help me do!

wadev said...

I Love making home decor projects (fabric, paper, danglies, paint and embellies) that make my friends swoon! :)

Alison said...

A few of my favorite things to create are mixed media collages, art journals and repurposed jewelry from vintage pieces. I also love to create secret gardens deep in the woods in the warmer months.

:-) Alison

Alison said...

I follow your blog. It's awesome.

Alison said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Alison said...

I follow WWC on Twitter!

Cynthia said...

I love making art in general! LOL

Cynthia said...

I started following your blog today! It looks lovely!

tinypaperheart said...

love your creations!! :)

Paula Jean said...

I follow your blog. :)

And, I love to sew -- right now I'm into aprons and tote bags. But I also have a fun baby jacket pattern (no baby though).

And, I love to knit. I'm making a baby sweater. (still no baby for that, either, but one is sure to need a gift if I wait around long enough).

Stephanie said...

I love to sew baby blankets and dog toys!

Stephanie said...

Follow your blog!

Stephanie said...

Following you on twitter!

Stephanie said...

Following WWC on twitter!

Heidi Cogdill said...

I love to crochet! It doesn't matter what it is...I just love to create with crochet.

http://www.hipchickscrafttoo.blogspot.com/

rellyruffek said...

Thanks for this opportunity!

I love to create lots of fabulous things- knitting for babies, baking and decorating cut-out cookies, sewing home decor.

Lynda said...

I love to do cross-stitch, knitting, crocheting, papercrafting...so many things it is hard to give just one!

Jessie said...

So awesome! I love anything I can sew or scrapbook!

Jessie said...

I follow your blog!

Jessie said...

I follow you on twitter!

Su said...

oh. . I just found you thru (in)courage. Thanks for the opportunity to win these fabulous book/magazines . .what inspiration to get my hands on :) I love to create a bright colorful house with whimsy and surprise and the unexpected around every corner. .that makes people smile, that makes people happy, that is a retreat for all who enter it!!

Debbie S said...

follow

Debbie S said...

and twitter

Debbie S said...

now following WWC

Debbie S said...

OH and I make music. I sing and direct the church choir. :)

deborahspalette said...

I love painting murals and watercolor paintings, my newest endevor is making pendants with my artwork. i just plain love to create and give all the glory to God, Many Blessing, New follower, on you blog, Deborah visit me at www.dlrubyspalette.blogspot.com I
I will grab your button and mention this in my next post...loving the prizes!

Patty S. said...

Quilting is what I love! pattysimmons@comcast.net

Patty S. said...

I follow you on facebook! pattysimmons@comcast.net

JKW said...

I love making dolls. They talk to me. Blessings, Janet

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I love to create loving gifts for my family and a beautiful and comfy home for our many guest that we have-

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I follow

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I blogged about your fun giveaway

Delores said...

I love creating so many things! It's hard to narrow down but currently I am working on creating a journal incorporating paper arts.

Delores
Email: dwa dot studioz @ gmail dot com
Blog: knittedzebra.blogspot.com

Delores said...

I am following you on Twitter!

Delores
Email: dwa dot studioz @ gmail dot com
Blog: knittedzebra.blogspot.com

Knitted Zebra said...

I am following your blog!

Delores
Email: dwa dot studioz @ gmail dot com
Blog: knittedzebra.blogspot.com

Knitted Zebra said...

I follow Where Women Create on Twitter

Delores
knittedzebra @ gmail dot com
dwa dot studioz @ gmail dot com

knittedzebra.blogspot.com

Knitted Zebra said...

I tweeted about the contest:
KnittedZebra
@GussySews has a wonderful contest going on. I would love to win either prize as I really enjoy Where Women Create!

Delores
Email #1: dwa dot studioz @ gmail dot com
Email #2: knittedzebra @ gmail dot com
Blog: knittedzebra.blogspot.com

Knitted Zebra said...

I blogged about your contest on my blog and posted the link. You can visit knittedzebra.blogspot.com to see my post.

Email #1: dwa dot studioz @ gmail dot com
Email #2: knittedzebra @ gmail dot com

Thanks for the fun!
Delores

Roberta said...

Love to create art journals.
rlphilbr13@aol.com

Roberta said...

Happy Valentines Day Maggie and my prayers are with you and your family as you celebrate your Grandmother's wonderful life.

Been a follower for some time now:}

Siglinde said...

Ciao! I love to knit, to crochet, to draw and scrapbooking with my little daughter and... I love to dream that day when I will have my own work space! :-) siglinde@dnet.it

Cathy said...

I love to crochet and cook!

Cathy said...

I follow your blog.

Cathy said...

I also follow you on Twitter!

sharon said...

I paint Children's murals for my day job, but I enjoy all kinds of art. Fabric is eye candy to me!!!