|Kristina is moving to Hawaii, yay! Carol Larson on the right|
A strong emphasis on networking led to some great new friendships, and meeting so many of my "virtual" friends in person.
This continued with the workshops on finding your voice as an artist, marketing, social media, why quilts matter, art in Santa Fe, and so many sharing their ideas, experiences, opinions, and even small pieces of art that many of us created and donated that that were auctioned off at a gala event complete with colored boas and neon bracelets for all. (And the little art pieces sold like hotcakes, a great fundraiser for the organization.)
Then I got to take a workshop from one of my personal idols, the extremely talented, and incredibly sweet Mary Pal. . Check out her incredible cheesecloth sculptured work at www.marypaldesigns.com
And Santa Fe itself has the most amazing artwork, museums, galleries, restaurants and such tempting clothes and jewelry and shoes all with its characteristic southwestern artistic flair. Irresistible, totally irresistible..
Tlo those of you who have joined us in SAQA in Hawaii, thank you, _ and congratulations! Such a resource for us all.
|on of several tables at the art auction|
|the conference hotel|
|The irrepressible Mary Pal demonstrates her technique|