Those were the words I said to Martha Stewart upon meeting her at a book signing in Michigan in 2008. She responded, “Well send us some pictures.” Just so happen Martha was looking for clever craft ideas and I had the perfect one for her.
I sent Martha pictures of a box I turned into a play oven that had a light which turned on and off when the door was opened, and a window for displaying coloring pages. She liked it so much I was invited on the show. It aired February, 2009.
That box landed me on national television, in the local newspaper and on a local radio station. Wow! It’s amazing what a little creativity can do!
Beyond The Oven has absolutely nothing to do with cooking. In fact I really don’t like to cook. I’d rather Clean than cook. Craft than cook. I did however enjoy cooking with my Easy Bake Oven and playing with pretend appliances as a child. But that was the extent of my fondness of cooking.
Beyond The Oven is my means to inspire creativity in others. I was born to create. Ever since being little I have always enjoyed making stuff. I can remember experiencing pure joy making mud pies on rainy days and coloring during trips in the car. I especially enjoyed the pages with foods on them. My mom, a creative as well, kept me actively engaged in all sorts of creative endeavors.
Those childhood experiences matured into a passion for making and creating as an adult. I wish to use my creativity to enlighten, inspire and ultimately sow a little more imagination and creativity into the world. That is my mission. ~Cheryl