A final view from Atlanta…
This photo was taken by Gina, one of the many sweet Creative Co-op reps and staff I had fun getting to meet! I wish I had my pic taken with her and some of the other great people I met! 🙂
The gift show is an energy filled dynamic place. It is incredible to think of the volume of business that is written during this show.
Early in the day on Friday, I decided to do some gift shopping in the cash & carry section. I first stood in line at Starbucks (which is a testament to how necessary coffee is at a show like that… It generally takes about a half an hour to get through the line!) Midway through I decided to get two lattes, one warm & one iced… So i wouldn’t have to stand in line later. I then walked toward the building that I thought cash & carry was in (reminding you that the buildings are each about a city block in size.) after finding my way for about 10 minutes, I stopped to ask directions and was told the way. It turns out that I had walked in one large circle for 20 minutes and cash & carry was right by Starbucks! Lol!! A great lesson learned there!
Here are some shots of my angels… They turned out so well!
I had the amazing opportunity to lunch with Lori Siebert, Paula Joerling and Robin Davis. It was a fun opportunity to see this trio of friends giggle and chat about their morning. It was super sweet of them to include me. Lori and I met in Atlanta in January at the Demdaco/Silvestri Artist Mingle. She is a super sweet person and incredibly talented. All three of the women I had the opportunity to spend time with are accomplished artists… I hope you check out the links.
Later in the day, they invited me to meet with a larger group of artists that mingle for a while in one of the hotel lobbies. It was a fun chance to relax, meet new artists and reconnect with a few artists I met at the Creative Connection!
I was too exhausted to go to dinner, so I headed back to my hotel.
I took this photo as I stepped onto the sidewalk by my hotel… It was an incredible view of the Olympic Stadium, it is amazing to think it was 16 years ago that the Olympics were held in Atlanta!
Thanks for letting me share this experience with you! And thanks to my new subscribers to my blog and likes on Facebook! You guys are awesome!
I hope you have a fabulous day!