TGWP Episode 069: Wendy- Pursuit of HappyMess

If I were to describe episode 069 guest Wendy Vollans in one word, that word would be selflessness. You see, the first time I met Wendy was on Instagram. I was helping a maker initiative called The Sweet Stash do an auction and Wendy was basically bidding on everything she could. It wasn’t an arrogance, it was from the heart and I could some how tell that. For most of the night I mispronounced her Instagram handle not realizing it said “happymess”, not happyness!

After that night I started following Wendy and it became very clear that my assumptions were correct. Wendy is a very big part of the maker community. She does things behind the scenes and that tells me that she’s not in it for the recognition, she’s in it because she wants to be the best person she can be.

Not only is Wendy a great person, she’s an incredibly talented maker as well. She does woodowrking, woodcarving, epoxy work, and anything else she feels like tackling. She’s an all around inspiration to me and many other.

So please head over to Wendy’s Instagram and give her a follow today. Tell her TGWP sent ya!

Mentions in episode 069: Tiff- Staying Inside the Grey, Lovingly ImPerfect Utensils, Meadows Woodshop

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  1. Loved the pod this week!!! And I’m so happy I got to learn more about the sweetest woman on Instagram. I can say she does so much for people on Instagram she was there when I broke threw1000 on Instagram and I would have to say she has one of my carving mallets! She a great person I’m glad she was able to be on you’re show!

  2. Thanks for your support Chris. I love my carving mallet that you turned for me. You’re one of my favourite peeps💖

  3. Great guest this week Donny. Wendy’s a big heart on the IG scene who I’ve had the pleasure of meeting in-person. Ontario buddies! My favourite part of her ‘pursuit’ is that she tackles whatever gets her going. Like she said in your episode, she will take a new idea and just go for it .. fearless! Always a good time following her in her happy mess haha

  4. This is my comment..
    🙊 Just kidding.. This is the first podcast I’ve ever listened to.. 👂🏻
    It will not be my last..

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