Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Carol Duvall Show - My Very First Appearance

My very first appearance on "The Carol Duvall Show." It taped here at Media City in Burbank, CA. It was a pretty nondescript building in a residential neighborhood. The story is on my blog here somewhere of how it all came to be. I originally flew out to do one segment but when Carol heard the story of my polymer clay business, she also wanted me to do a segment for the show she was doing on the business of crafting.
                                I was so excited to see my name on the dressing room door.
The business segment was taped first and it was pretty easy with me just answering Carol's questions. Next came the polymer clay sock monkey segment. I had no idea what to do. I had never been on television before let alone demonstrating on television. But Holly, my producer, guided me the whole time.

I came in the day before to set up my segment and get all the step outs ready. I came in the next morning to find that someone (the husband of another guest) had put a board on my table crushing my sock monkey heads. Holly was a trooper and helped me make the pancakes back into heads. She was none too pleased and neither was I. Here we are setting up for the segment. That's my nervous smile. Rocketman never missed a taping and I'm so thankful because I have lots of photos to look at now.
 The segment went off without a hitch and we had a picture taken of us with my first book. It wasn't even ready yet but the publisher flew in a cover so Carol could hold it up at the end of the segment. And if you didn't notice, that's still my nervous smile. I was still nervous even though I was done and it had gone great.
We invited Holly out to dinner and it was the beginning of a close friendship that remains today. She knows all the restaurants with the most delicious food in Los Angeles.
Carol was gracious enough to pose for a picture (and many more to come). We are still close today. She is a great mentor and I feel so blessed to know her.
This was my dressing room and I'm telling Rocketman, "I'm hungry, let's go!" I made so many friends from the staff to fellow guests and it always feels like a reunion when we run into each other like at CHA.


  1. I was having a nostalgic moment and Googled Carol Duvall's name to see if I could find out how she's been, which is how I found your site. Since you stated that you're still in touch with her, can you give us an update as to what she's been up to, and how she's doing? I sure do miss those days--and her, and would give anything to see her back on television, even if only in re-runs. I pray she's doing very well.


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