“Hi, I’m Cheryl Robinson. I’m not a Cook, I’m a Crafter. I’d like to be on your show.”  

 

 

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

 

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