having fun

having fun

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Womens conference Tuesday

Can only say, what a day. Couldn't sleep so I reported to duty just after 6am. (I don't do early, ask Tom). There were attendees already lined up. Throughout the day I got really lucky with job assignments and being moved from here to their. I heard amazing stories. I know WE are all equal but some of us are more verbal or visible or inspiring. The conference can be found on line.

Happy Tuesday - j

Monday, October 26, 2009

Woman's Conference, day of transformation

Tom dropped me at the convention center on his way to work. Way too early. Got home about 8:30 pn. What a day.

I either heard, saw, or lurked at: Maria Shriver, Maria Beck, Dr. Oz, Kathy Griffith, Caroline Kennedy and Madeleine Alright.

At the end of my volunteer day, Peggy Bunnel joined me and we attended the Night in the Village. Lots of give a ways, non profits, book signings. Martha Beck interviewing Paula Dean. Dancing with the stars teaching salsa.

The premise for the conference is - I am the architect of change. It begins with our own lives. There were groups of woman attending together and there were groups of gals volunteering together. Either way - it was impressive. I met volunteers from California, Maryland, Colorado.

Apparently this conference has been the Governors Conference for Woman, for years. It has been hosted by the Governor's wife. Maria Shriver, apparently has taken it and run with it. This year it is listed as Woman's Conference.

Now to see if I make it on time tomorrow. News at 11.

Everything has a pin!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Woman's Conference in Long Beach

I attended the volunteer training today at the Long Beach Convention Center. I have worked as a vendor at this venue, coming through the back doors. But today I had to learn a new orientation. Maria Shriver presents this conference. This year it is 2 days plus a Monday night. I report for duty at 7:30 am, tomorrow. I have my camera and hope to report interesting things. It will be interesting. Feel free to check it out. Woman making a difference and doing things. jo


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Between a quilt show and an art show.

I spent 5 days at the Santa Clara convention centerat Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF). It is great to see "friends" you only know from doing a certain event year after year. Like old friends but we only know "this much" about each other. Not a lot of expectation but quick catch ups and hugs good bye.

From those vendors I spoke with, sales were good. Better than anticipated. Maybe not better than previous years but better than a "poke in the eye", as a good friend would say. Got home Sunday evening and am preparing for Artistic License Fair - in Costa Mesa Friday and Saturday. It is a bit of shifting mind sets. I got my booth tables and props out today, laid it out in the drive way and I think I am under control. Or as much control as a person really has.

This is one of my favorite images from 09. It is entitled - bird in a tree with leaves looking for peace. It is part of a collection of collages I sent to New Zealand for a collage exchange. I will have several of it's brothers and sisters with me this week end at Artistic License.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Blue and Green everywhere

While on a pumpkin/gourd expedition last week, we found this wonderful barn north of Reno, Nv. The orange, my second favorite color at the moment, did wonderful things to the blue and green.
I leave for Santa Clara and the Pacific International Quilt Festival in the morning. You will find me working at the Mulberry Leaf booth, probably at the top of the 600 isle. Say hi.