Hello again from the TV staff! In our post last week about where we get our inspiration, we forgot to mention our most important resource – Martha Stewart herself. We are extremely fortunate at the television studio to have a very regular interaction with her, and it's natural for us to get a great deal of input and suggestions.
One thing to know is that Martha loves animals -- all kinds. In December, Martha asked for a segment that demonstrated how to make a Noah's Ark-decorated tree with glittered animals, which turned out beautifully:
That small chest inspired this project, a child’s trunk decorated with wooden animal cutouts:
And most recently, this photo Martha took of a wall hanging at the same exhibit ...
... inspired this project, pillows with appliquéd animals:
So you can see that a number of the projects that we create for the show come from Martha herself, whether it be through a direct request or just through the ideas and photos she shows us for inspiration. As much as we are thinking and looking for ideas, so is Martha.
And I'm sure you can also see that there is a definite animal theme here - as a side note, if you're even half the animal lover Martha is, you'll want to check out our new Pet Channel on the Martha Stewart website. Lots of great information, ideas, photos, and even a blog authored by Martha's two French bulldogs, Francesca and Sharkey (seriously)!