Charleston Artist “Making It!” On NBC’s Craft Contest Show
CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – An arts and crafts competition kicking off on NBC this Thursday features an artist right here in the Lowcountry.
“Art kind of comes naturally to me, and I think if you have that spark when you’re little – if you keep practicing – you can do something cool with that, then I kind of became obsessed and I never stopped doing it. So I wanted to make it my job, ”Becca Barnet said.
From studio to TV screen, Barnet uses his creativity to compete.
“I love a challenge and love learning new skills,” said Barnet.
The 34-year-old multimedia artist appeared on the third season of NBC’s “Making It!” hosted by big stars.
“I’m a huge Parks and Rec fan like a lot of people, and I’ve always loved Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler on TV. When I saw a few years ago that they had started to have a craft competition, I was like “wow, it’s like two or three of my favorite things come together in one” and j I really liked the show because I liked the idea of making crafts accessible, ”she said. “You don’t have to be a practicing artist or a super talented person to do something you’re super proud of. So for me what I love about the show is that it’s uplifting, uplifting, funny and I was like you know, I do a lot of different things. I think I could go into that, so I applied to be on the show and they asked me to come and film it, ”Barnet said.
On the show, eight contestants compete to be crowned “Master Marker” and win the $ 100,000 in cash prizes.
“To be successful in general, you always have to be able to adapt to what’s going on,” Barnet said.
Barnet couldn’t go into too much detail not to spoil the show, but she says she had to think quickly to create her own masterpiece.
“To be successful in general you always have to be able to adapt to what’s going on and there’s no reason to fight it, you just have to go, that’s how the world is right now. We’re just going to do our best with what we have and continue to stay positive and show ourselves and transform into whatever the art world needs, ”said Barnet.
With the squeeze on, the show is also filled with a lot of laughs.
“It’s so exciting to do a show with people who are really turned on by the same things you are and the humor. You know craftsmanship and humor are all together, it’s like, how could you do better than that, ”Barnet said.
The season kicks off Thursday, June 24 and takes place every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. for 8 weeks – only on News 2.