Guess what? Turns out he had a good time too and when we invited him back, he said yes! You guys...? We hit the Special Guest Jackpot twice in a row!
|Vivienne, Mark Montano, Holly & Bev at the 2011 SoCal Social|
photo courtesy of Shutter Nonsense
Mark joined us on The Swag Walk, hung out with us at lunch, and gave one of the most entertaining and hilarious Q&A sessions we've ever seen.
Last year, Mark brought a copy of his book, The Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2 for everyone. We should probably mention at this point that Mark has a new book coming out this year as well: The Big-Ass Book of Bling. (You all just might be in for another treat... Have we mentioned how much we love that "Big-Ass" is in the titles of these fab books...?)
Mark is a bona fide crafting genius. After earning his MFA at the While You Were Out and the host of TLC’s 10 Years Younger, as well as co-host of the Style Network’s My Celebrity Home, We TV’s She’s Moving In, and FOX’s My Home 2.0. , he started his career in as a fashion designer and was the youngest member to be inducted in to the CFDA, Council of Fashion Designers of America. He eventually moved to television to become part of the design team for TLC’s He was a contributing editor to CosmoGIRL!magazine at Hearst Publications for ten years—during which his Cool Room column became a reader favorite—and has also dished out décor advice as a contributing editor for The New York Post and to 70 newspapers through his syndicated column with Knight Ridder. He is currently writing forTheDenverPost.com and is in production for his own craft show called Let's Make It! You can get a sneak peek of what his show will look like at: https://www.youtube.com/user/MakeYourMarkMontano
Mark is the author of The Big-Ass Book of Crafts series which are the number 1 selling craft books in the US for 4 years. The Big Ass Book of Bling will launch in October 2012. His books include The Big Ass Book of Crafts Vol. 1 and 2, The Big Ass Book of Home Decor, The Vision Box Idea Book, Super Suite: The Ultimate Bedroom Makeover Guide for Girls, Dollar Store Décor, Pulp Fiction: Perfect Paper Projects, and Window Treatments & Slipcovers for Dummies.
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