July 26th, 2007
Well, we made it through our 14th SALI convention. Attendance was down, but it was still a great show and always great to touch base with all my friends in “the biz”, raise a few, compare notes and admire everyone’s work. We actually got into the city one day and ate at a great new place on Union St. call Palmetto. A friend had suggested Beetlenut (which looked very interesting) but the group was more in the mood for good meditteranean food-and it was!
Here are Lauren, Eric and Brandi in the booth. I think none of them was too comfortable having their picture taken, but they are smiling broadly inside.
Kari was a big help modeling Designamour tee shirts and helping with our design instruction of gilding Modello Transitional Borders.
Just across the aisle, my friend Shauna Gallagher from Artistic Living Studio was inspired by our Dragonfly wall treatment when she did this raised plaster piece. She actually pipes hot mud through a cake decorator and then carves it. She does some amazing ceiling treatments with this technique and offers classes in her Sacremento studio.
Well, that’s it! I’m not the best shutterbug so am quite proud that I actually remembered to snap a few. Can’t wait to visit Charleston, SC for the convention next July! Maybe I will see you there….