Last week I had the thrill of attending my second ALT summit. My first was in June in NYC, the city I haunted for many years. The second was in San Francisco, the city I love today. Both conferences offered an insurmountable amount of resources and information. (Truly. I’m still organizing all of the amazing business cards.) But what I loved most about each of these events was the optimism and enthusiasm of the attendees.
There are many pictures swirling around right now of the ALTNYC event. So I thought I would take a different approach and bring you some of the tidbits that stood out for me, some that I think will make an impact in the kid’s craft & design world.
What a spectacular event. ALTNYC offered more than I ever imagined. In just 24 hours I met some of the most creative and motivated people. I’m exhausted and inspired and need to sort it all out. There are new innovations in how to search for design resources, newly published books, craft masters, DIY innovators, educational platforms & color palettes galore.
But just to let you know how good it is, I’ll give you a sneak of a “good thing.” Until next week, just imagine what it felt like to be 5 feet away. Now, this is the beginning of a good summer.
This weekend my daughter’s best friend celebrated her 10th birthday. After a hilarious time sumo wrestling in inflatable suits and make-your-own-sushi with a professional sushi chef, the day was topped off with the most adorable desserts I have ever seen, handmade by the host herself. Hold on to your sweet tooth.