What a fabulous event! The nervous anticipation quickly melted away as I walked into the classroom and started meeting the enthusiastic artists who came ready to learn, make connections, and crank out some really cool work. It was a joy to embrace old friends, to be introduced to faces with familiar names, and to meet so many new creatives at this venue. It was a great location, was so well run, and was just pure fun. I love the energy that fills a room when open minds and open hearts are on full display. I wish I would have taken more photos as evidence because I loved what I saw on the tables - each artist bringing their own flair to the process. It was a beautiful thing to witness. I am glowing.
Special thanks to Maggie, Rebecca, Bev, and Jenn, for having me and hosting CREATE NJ. I look forward to next year! Same time, same place. Thanks to all the shoppers who stopped by my table on vendor night. Fallon was my assistant, and felt like a rock star :) The biggest thanks goes to my students, especially the repeat offenders who came for both classes. YOU ALL ROCKED. While I hope you will continue working in your journals and keep trying some of the things we did, the most important thing I hope you take away from the weekend is the enthusiasm for creativity. *blows kisses*