When I did a little make and take of Christmas stars at my friend, Angie's, store, I had a lovely evening. Her place was so festive and pretty for the upcoming holidays. I got there just as the sun was deciding to set and there was a soft glow of lights coming from the shop windows. Yep, just lovely.
See the flowers on her doors? Years ago, when she first rented the place, I surprised her with little rosebuds on the door panels. I came by when the place was closed and whipped out a few roses as a welcome to the new place. There aren't many people you could do that for, just randomly show up unannounced and start painting on their building, but I knew her well enough to know she would like it.
We used to work together on projects in the past, she'd hire me to paint for her, and I'd invite her to be a part of the antique shows I used to have at my house. It had been a while since we'd done a project together, so I was really looking forward to being at her open house.
There wasn't much traffic at all for my little make and take, but I still had a great evening. Its nice just to have a reason to hang out with good friends and pretend that its "work" so that you have to be there. And she is a nice person to hang out with.
They are some seriously fun and friendly people, who are also very successful in what they do. I was a bit overwhelmed after our discussion about what we were going to say during our talks. Amy has written many books, owns a couple of businesses, Debbie is a nationally known stylist among other things, and Carol's store and photography business are gorgeously done. All are quite knowledgeable.
There was lots of talk of business practices, employees, and other professionally sounding things like power point and publishers and such.
What was my contribution? It kind of sounded like this:
"Me like purdy stuff"
The talk is sold out, and Carol has a long waiting list of people who want to come. I certainly don't want to disappoint anyone. I'm better at making things than talking about my so called business.
So, what do you think? If you were attending, what would you like to hear?
Carol is letting me do a small craft along project, that will later be used as props for her photography styling talk. I'll be happy to have that to do, but I'm also talking about blogging and tutorials as we work on our sparkly make and take doodad.
If you were coming, what would you like to hear about blogging or business from me?
Besides, "Me like sparkles. Them is purdy"