Tuesday, August 4, 2009

CHA Craft Trade show

Here is a shot of the wonderful Mary Engelbreit at the CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) Supershow at the Orange County Convention Center this weekend. It was so inspiring to hear her speak and I was even brave enough to ask her a question. "How do you fit it all in?" Her answer, "If you're serious, you have to get Somebody, an assistant of some sort, a licensing agent...someone to handle a lot of the STUFF and you can get to the important part....The ART. She said I should do it...that I deserved it. A great quote from her, "Creativity is one of the most basic and the most powerful of all human traits. And don't let anyone tell you any different." Another great quote that led her to many entrepreuneureal adventures like her magazine and opening 12 stores...."How hard can it be?" Love that!

I had such a great time. That is what it must be like to be inside a beehive. There was just a BUZZ. A buzz of like minds. The excitement was palpable. I learned a few things and saw so much inspiration. Crafters and artists have got to be the friendliest people on the planet. I made a beautiful necklace which I'll post about soon. Plus, I experienced enough synchronicity to confirm that I was in the right place at the right time. In case I didn't know it!
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