I’m the sort of person that gets attached to things.
I’m not the best at small talk. I like to get below the surface of things, because that’s where I feel connections can best be made…or not.
…the friends I had the pleasure of attending the conference with. They are all amazing women, artists and metalsmiths who know how to share, love, and laugh. Laugh a lot. Apparently more laughing than sleeping is the best medicine. And a little wine never hurts too. (Wellllll…sometimes it does. But not until the next day, so we added it to the mix anyway).
…with the community around me. I met so many interesting and engaging people, and I loved getting to chat with such a diverse group. We all have a love for jewellery and our craft, but we each bring a fresh and unique approach to it.
…with where I’m going & what I’m trying to do. I feel rejuvenated with my work, and I have so many new ideas that despite feeling exhausted from the past weekend, I can’t get to sleep at a decent hour.
One of my favourite events of the conference was the pin swap.
Here is what I made:
And here are the pins I received:
All words I would also use to describe jewellery, as well as the following amazing artists I had the privilege to see speak, view their work, or hold my breathe from celebrity spotting paralysis. (This is by no means everyone, but you get the idea….)
I can’t wait for Toronto 2013 and my next SNAG experience. Who’s in?