Could you be a perpetual student? I totally could. Remember what I said about StrengthsFinders 2.0? I love, love, love to learn … which is why I learn from the best! In other words …
You so know that I was in heaven at Design Camp Atlanta. Here’s the quick skinny. You already know that I heart Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis. They rock! Other than the fact that I look like an Oompa Loompa next to them. And I even had on tall shoes. Sigh. Barry Dixon is fabulous. I could have listened to him talk All. Day. Long. The way he sees the world is so inspiring. The whole room fell in love with Gerardo Jaconelli. Gerardo may or may not have talked about photography. See why we were all so distracted right here.
Kimberley Seldon on the business of design = awesome. Her second book, Business of Design: Part II (Volume 2), was released just two weeks ago, and she has already sold out her stash. Fortunately, my beloved Amazon.com still has them and I ordered a copy while she was talking.
Perhaps the #1 Highlight? A wonderful conversation with Lisa Newsom, the founder of Veranda, and her equally-as-amazing daughter and the Design and Decoration Editor at Veranda, Leslie Newsom Rascoe. They simply don’t come any more gracious and lovely than Lisa and Leslie.
Of course, I had an awesome time with my lucky blog giveaway winners! I hope Ryan, Tawna, Annie or Lauren will share a photo or two, because the ones on my camera turned out terribly. That’s the problem when I use a fancy camera without the automatic settings. Ryan wrote an awesome “who, what, why” series of Design Camp — including a terribly kind post on moi — so you are sure to get more of the 411 from her. Thank you, Ryan!
And now? I’m hitting the road again! I’m off to my Tobi Fairley Mastermind consulting group in Little Rock. I’ve talked about this before, but Mastermind has been invaluable as I build my business. 2013 is already off to a roaring start, and I am so lucky to have Tobi, her team, and my fellow Mastermind members there to support me every step of the way.
How has 2013 started off for you?