Wooooow. Coming to the Altitude Design Summit was everything I hoped it would be and more. Completely and utterly exhilaratingly exhausting. And now I’m packing to head home to reconnect with my girls who I can’t believe I haven’t seen since Tuesday. What if they’re totally over me? Five days is a long time. Maybe they’re out of mommy-mommy-mommy stage? The fears that creep up after five days away… wait, would that be a good thing? I think five days ago I might’ve thought that’d be a good thing.
So, while I sort out my thoughts and attempt to organize a few posts that hopefully won’t feel to you like I’m writing while strung out, I thought I’d share these two posts from friend Jen at Upcycled Education.
|Paint Swatch Garland and Paint Swatch Bookmarks|
She’s been featured a few times around here (here with tee-to-tank and here with cranberry playdate fun) but I don’t think I could overdo it. I love her ideas and her enthusiasm. And since I skipped my free ski lift ticket for “Solitude” resort in favor of attending add-on design camps at the conference, now I’m dreaming of heading to her crafty condo and skiing in Breckenridge. Dang it, I’m not sorry I got to go to those sessions, but real skiing would have been fun. All I’ve skied on is ice and slush. Not like it’s a crisis, just a fun wistful thought.
Somewhat relatedly, Jen and I are both sad that Picnik will be closing in April. But… I’m imagining that Google taking it over could make it even better. We’ll find out soon enough, eh?
If you’ve followed along on the Crafterhours Facebook page or on Twitter with @crafterhours, there’re some spoilers about the awesomeness of my trip. If you like spoilers. And my roommate for the trip, Natasha, is working on her trip posts too. I’m looking forward to seeing them myself– I made her stop telling me what she was thinking about writing because my head’s already full. But I’ll enjoy reading when she’s done because I know there are a few things we felt differently about. Oooh, blog drama!