What an amazing show. I had the best time this year. I was able to meet so many wonderful people. I'm always so thankful for those who visit with me at the show and indulge in their art bead fix at my table! I love the thoughtfulness of Humblebead fans who bring in their jewelry to show me how they used the beads they bought the previous year. It really touches my heart that you took the time to share your creations with me.
I'm so thankful for this community - for the amazing beadmakers, creative designers and those companies that support the handcrafted mission of using art beads with their products. So very, very thankful for the friendships forged over the years and for new connections made with beady friends.
The show always whizzes by way before I'm ready for it to end. There were people I wish I could have visited with more and others I didn't get a chance to meet. I find I just didn't have a very high energy level this year. I think 24 hours in the car driving up didn't help! So now I'm taking a week off to spend with my family, regroup and have some fun. I will share more goodies later and I have more updates to share on the Art Bead Scene about the show.
There are crazy days ahead and this will be a very memorable summer - I couldn't have asked for a better kick off to the season!
My cup overfloweth...that's how I feel today.