It's only fitting that today's featured Fire Diva has been in the midst of the California wildfires for about a week now, but she marches on and keeps listing beautiful beads in her Etsy shop. Meet Holly, from HollysFollyGlass.
How did you find your craft, or did it find you? I was working as a producer on "The Carol Duvall Show" for HGTV (back when they were a cool network that had crafts!), and one of my guests would come in dripping of lampwork. We did an outside studio piece on a lampwork artist and glass just started popping up everywhere. Favorite color glass? It's whatever I'm in the mood for but I do have favorites: Vetrofond Seashell Swirl, Steel blue, aventurine...I was obsessed with red-purple for a long time! LOL! What else do you make/do? What DON'T I do would be a shorter list! I did work for the Queen of Crafts for a reason! I own a rubber stamp company and we make food safe rubber so you can decorate cakes and cookies with it. Another division packages kits for painting on cookies so I'm a real expert at crafting but keeping it safe for food. I decorated cakes for a long time before becoming a stamper. I've taught all kinds of craft classes since I was a teen and still teach in our local community college system. Invariably, I go in to pitch a class that has to do with my business and they see my jewelry and ask me to teach that instead... I also knit and make jewelry but it's making glass that I love. Do you have a nickname? Nope Chocolate or Vanilla? ... Chocolate Laundry hamper: full or empty? Overflowing What did you have for dinner last night? Trader Joe's frozen Gnocchi Sorentina with added heirloom tomatoes, herbs and fresh Grana Padano parmesan Bed: made or unmade? Made...only to keep the dog out. Favorite fruit: Mango Last book you read: Just re-read my favorite - To Kill a Mockingbird. Salad dressing:on the side or mixed in? Both! Ever eat Playdoh? Nah How do you like your eggs? left in the kitchen...seriously I HATE them. But my doc has MADE me so scrambled (makes it easier to feed to the dog!) Three favorite condiments? Ranch, bbq sauce, plain old yellow mustard. Ever have a perm? LOL! ROFL!!! My natural hair is so curly... I thought about getting a perm to straighten it! Deep dish or thin crust? Cracker thin! Favorite smell/scent: Water lily and jasmine Can you play an instrument? flute Pets' names: Mabel Lou Ever try their (your pets') food? I sometimes hold treats in my mouth when training... but that's about it! Last vacation you took? 2008 Bead and Button to grand, glorious Milwaukee. I didn't really know many beaders then so I was all by myself and I had a blast. Funny thing...on the bus ride to the hotels, I "re-met" a lady in my ISGB group and we had two classes together so that was the best part. What's on your nightstand? My ipod radio, a beaded candle holder, remote for the fan / light, and a phone. Ever broken a bone? Not until I was 36!! My right pinky. Then at 39, I broke a bone in my right foot. Do you like guacamole? LOVE guac! Most proud of: My ability to get things done... I'm one of those people who could move an army through a jungle...or anywhere else!