Over the last five days I have been at a mini trade show and I am now filled with inspiration. I feel like my head might explode from all the creative ideas buzzing around in my brain. I have so many ideas, I just hope I can bring them to fruition before they escape. It was so nice to get away and hang out with people who love this industry. The high point for me was being able to pick Tim Holtz's brain a little. I took a class from him, Claudine Hellmuth, two from Hero Arts, two from Copic, and quite a few others. It was nice to go be the student for a change.
Stephanie and I were fortunate enough to be able to have lunch with Tim, Mario, Alain (owner of Ranger), Sharon from Prima, Lu from Prima and Lindsay from Cosmo Cricket. It was a fun table to be at, we laughed a ton, shared travel experiences, and just were able to get to know each other. Fun, total FUN.
These were the only pictures I took...and they were with my phone. For those of you who do not know who Mario is...he is Tim's business manager and makes sure that all Tim's classes are prepped and kitted, things are shipped to venues on time, organizer of all things Tim. He also keeps us in the know by tweeting what they are up to, so if you are not friends with him on Facebook, I would recommend seeking him out. If you tweet, look him up on Twitter. (he even gives away some fun prizes from time to time. He was also gracious enough to pose for a picture with Steph and I.