It's been two weeks since I left for Portland* for the Handmade Nation premiere and the PDXCraftgasm weekend. And though Diane, Lee, Susan, Pam, Kim, and more have written beautiful roundups of the weekend, I haven't been able to bring myself to.
Because then I just have to admit that it's all over, and that makes me crazy kinds of sad.
So here's my basic summary:
People-crafternoons-letterpress-japanese book store-blazers
people-crafternoons-letterpress-film-thai food-french toast-tiki bowl drinks
Clearly, the things that made the biggest impression on me over the weekend were the people - just some downright amazing folks. I got to see old friends, make new ones, and was constantly inspired. It was fun and exhausting and I need it to happen again. Very soon.
Since the people were so awesome on the trip, I'm going to do a few posts about them. I met the coolest people from across the country (literally!) and across the craft spectrum. All were kind, generous, creative and supportive, and they were all doing some really cool things. I think sharing some of that with you all will help you understand why I'm still - after two weeks - having a hard time adjusting back to reality. Stay tuned ....
* For once in my life, I was not camera happy and took very few pictures. I think that's a sure sign that I was too much in the moment to record the moments. I'm kicking myself now, though, so I'm borrowing pictures from the PDX Craftgasm Flickr pool. Thanks, lovelies. :)