Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Golden Globes

WATTO Distinctive Metal Wear helped with Haiti survivors by donating buckles for gift bags worth 5K that are being auctioned off. See article and who attended the event. Also, see below to win your own bag.

Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQEaRhhbhR0 to see the interview  with Entertainment Tonight about Platinum Publicity helping out Haiti. Can you find WATTO in the background?

Click on the Golden Globes word above to read the article!

Or see article on the following sites:


Enter to win a swag bag from the Golden Globes with WATTO buckle included. Several online magazines are participating. Go to :

1. OK Magazine: http://www.okmagazine.com/2010/01/win-it-melanie-segals-celebrity-lounge-giftbag/ok_magazine_giveaway_golden_globes_melanie_segal/

2. My Style : http://www.mystyle.com/mystyle/detail/index.jsp?contentId=4613&sid=rss_mystyle_blog

3. Platinum Publicity: http://twitter.com/melaniesegal or http://twitter.com/PlatinumPublcty

4. Radar: http://www.radaronline.com/giveaways

Good luck and let us know if you win!
More Golden Globe pics and stuff to come!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Arts & Crafts Festivals #3

Mesa Arts Center Holiday Art & Music Festival
Dec 12th & 13th 2009
Mesa, AZ

It was a cold rainy weekend in Phoenix, Arizona. A rarity really. Of course it had to fall on Mesa Arts Center's Holiday Art & Music Festival.

Of all the festivals we've attended so far, I must say they did the most for the vendors. We had volunteers waiting for us as we pulled up, helping us to unload our car and cart all of our goods to our space. They brought us water throughout the day and frequently visited us to see if they could booth sit for us. Wow, was I impressed! Not to mention, a few of the volunteers bought some of our buckles. Can’t beat that!

There was fabulous entertainment! You’ll hear one of the local bands, Elixer, http://www.elixir-band.com on the video. There was great face painting for the kids and dogs (check out the little girl and doggie on our video) done by Snazzy Fun Face Painting (480) 890-8271, and some talented break-dancing done by Arizona Floor Assassins.

This show we focused our video more on the overall festival rather than specific artists. And, since Jon and I are both dog lovers, we got lots of doggie pics. There were some of the most unusually large dogs out, and some just plain loveable faces. Enjoy!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Arts & Crafts Festivals Series #2

Oro Valley Festival of the Arts
Nov. 28th & 29th 2009
Oro Valley, Arizona

Ok, so this was my first attempt at using my new Flip Mino. I apologize to the artists I interviewed for the low res quality. I've also since learned to slow down. A few of the videos actually made me dizzy to watch them. LOL!

This was a "non-juried" show held at the Oro Valley Marketplace. The event was planned as a huge event with visit from Santa, music and food vendors. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had different ideas...

Friday, we set-up our booth in beautiful sun-shiny weather. Saturday, Jon decided to stay home and continue working on some custom projects as I ran the show. My family was in town for the holidays, so they agreed to stop by and give me some breaks. Saturday morning did not look as promising as far as the weather.

As I got closer to the event, the winds began to pick up drastically. I pulled up to my space to find a row of tents in various states of destruction. One tent had literally blown across the parking lot! I later found out that winds had reached 40 mph over night!!!

My tent was on its side even though we had 50 pound weights in each of the four corners. The tent had ripped leaving the ties to the weights unattached. A fellow artist helped me with my tent and soon I was back up, but several other artists in my row were not as fortunate with one artist's tent completely destroyed. They all packed up and went home, leaving me as the only artist in my row.

Sunday was windy and rainy, but I stuck it out. Needless to say, not the best show in the world, but the staff was kind enough to offer credit toward future shows.

Following, is a short video of the crazy weather, then some individual artist videos. Enjoy!!!

Note: the artist with the wonderful, funky paintings is Liz Vaughn

Quail Lane Studios

These Little Nothings

Bloomin Belle Bows

Joe Fick Enterprises
metal & flagstone

Metal work