I really meant to blog a bit before I left for CHA. But the prep for this show was unlike any others for me. I was actually still making samples to take with me right up until bed time the night before I left. I then thought that perhaps I would blog on the plane, but since I woke up at 3 am in order to make it to the airport in time for my crazy early flight, I ended up sleeping most of the time during the flight. Next, my plan was to blog from the show about the show, but I never really stopped demoing long enough to even think about blogging. At the end of the day, by the time dinner was done and we were back to our room, I was just too tired to think about trying to write much of anything, nevermind the internet connection in my room was non-existant. There was internet on the show floor, but I was just too busy. My next plan was to then just snap some photos to share after I got home, but, I never left the booth to walk around the show until the last two hours of the last day. By then I was moving at a furious pace to make the stops I needed to, which meant there was no time for photos.
Finally, on the flight home (I scored a row of three seats all to myself!) I realized that I had gone to California for a fabulous week, spent time with fabulous people, and was surrounded in crafty goodness and managed to take barely a handfull of photos. I barely even tweeted or Facebooked (so unlike me!). I was just totally busy and totally immersed in the moment and enjoying it all so much. Sometimes I think recording the moment with a photo is far less important than living in the moment, and that is pretty much what I did all week. That leads me to the photo above, one of the few photos I snapped all week, taken only after I realized that I had taken hardly any all week! A row of three seats on an airplane with room to stretch out totally seemed photo worthy!
Now that I am home again and almost unpacked and almost back on central time, I am thinking about tackling blog posts for the nearly 30 samples I made for the show. I am planning on starting work on them tomorrow and will be posting something nearly every day until they have all been shared. I can't wait to share the projects with you! For now though, it is back to unpacking. . . (yuck).