February 10, 2012
My Visit To The Set of The Revolution
On Monday, I am making an appearance on the new show, The Revolution, sharing an easy craft project for Valentine’s Day. The Revolution is hosted by a stellar "dream team" of experts that includes Ty Pennington – former host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Tim Gunn – fashion consultant and television personality, Harley Pasternak – personal trainer and best-selling author, Dr. Jennifer Ashton – Physician and television medical contributor, and Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry – therapist and relationship expert. If you haven’t yet seen it, The Revolution is an inspiring lifestyle show, whose aim is to motivate viewers and transform all areas of their lives, from a healthy body and mind, to how one can dress fashionably and practically, to how one can make the best use of their living spaces. The Revolution airs Monday through Friday (2:00-3:00 p.m., ET; 1:00-2:00 p.m., PT) on the ABC Television Network. Check your local listings.
1 Here I am with Ty Pennington before my appearance on The Revolution. I was invited on the show to create a Valentine's Day decoration.
2 The Revolution is slated to be a daily boost, whether one is looking for inspiration to accomplish little victories or is in need of a road map for a major change.
3 The view of the set from backstage - It was, of course, decorated for Valentine's Day.
4 A view of the studio audience and before-show commotion
5 Cameraman Mark Schneider and steadicam utility John Escudero hard at work
6 Here I am waiting for my introduction. I wore an orange silk shirt to coordinate with the Revolution logo. I chose to demonstrate the tissue-paper wall heart, featured in the February issue of Living.
7 Co-host, Ty Pennington welcomed me on set. In addition to being the former host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Ty is also a skilled carpenter and philanthropist.
8 I showed Ty how to stack sheets of colored tissue paper and cut them to your desired length. Make 1-1/2 inch-wide accordion folds and wrap the center of the folded tissue with a piece of 8-inch floral wire.
9 Trim the ends of the tissue to shape the petals and then separate the folded layers to create a flower. For a three-foot-wide heart, you need roughly 26 flowers in varying sizes, from small to large.
10 The flowers are then hot-glued to the base of the heart, which is a three-foot-wide piece of foam core. Foam core is available at craft stores, like Michael's. http://www.michaels.com/
11 A finished tissue-paper heart, flanked by helium balloons filled with tissue-paper heart confetti, made with Martha Stewart Craft heart punches - Static electricity causes the confetti to stick on the inside walls of the balloons.
12 The cover of the February issue of Living - Isn't the heart gorgeous?
13 You can create a Valentine's treat buffet by filling glass jars with pink, red, and white candy.
14 You can also embellish white-iced cupcakes by sprinkling them with pink sanding sugar and pink chocolate curls can be made by coloring melted white chocolate.
15 Do you ever wonder why it's so bright in these TV studios? Just look at all of those overhead spotlights!
16 With Producer Rob Dauber - he worked on the very first season of my live TV show.
17 After the demonstration part of the segment, Ty asked for my views on Valentine's Day and what I find romantic in a man.
18 I told him that one thing that's important to me is that he have a very good sense of humor.
19 We then did an "Ask Martha" Q&A session with the audience and they asked some really good questions.
20 Posing with Kim Miller, Kelli Bishop, Hosanna Houser, Molly Maguire, and Tamara Dilworth
21 And with Ty Pennington