i was jealous at alt summit

Whoa… what an amazing few days in Salt Lake City. Alt Summit was sort of like summer camp {in the winter} for art & design bloggers. Graphic designers, artists, writers, interior designers, magazine editors, event planners, fashion writers, all showed up to share everything they possibly could about their areas of expertise. I spoke {which was an insanely amazing thrill!}, I learned a truck load of stuff, barely slept,  and had more coffee than a girl should probably consume in three days. But I think the most fantastic part, was the fact that I met so many people who, before Thursday morning, I had only known by their twitter handles. Now of course they should all be filed under #brandnewbffs.

{Image: the lovely view from our hotel, courtesy of one of my roomies, Janette Crawford of storeenvy.com}

comments (8)

  1. Color Collective /// 01.24.2011 /// 8:51am

    aw, sounds like a great time! i wish i could have been there this year!!

  2. the jealous curator /// 01.25.2011 /// 9:43am

    next year lauren! i’ll meet you there!

  3. Tricia /// 01.24.2011 /// 10:03am

    What did you speak about? Were you in disguise? 🙂

  4. the jealous curator /// 01.25.2011 /// 9:41am

    i talked about “growing your community”… things i’ve done (link love, emails to the artists i write about, guest blogging), and things i have intentionally not done (advertising). i was the total rookie on my panel, but i think it went pretty well. and no, no disguise… so i think it’s safe to say that the whole anonymous thing is kinda headed out the window at this point! ; )

  5. Brittany @ The Aubergine Notebook /// 01.24.2011 /// 5:59pm

    it was definitely like summer camp! everyone was so nice and friendly. it was great to meet you in person! p.s. i loved your panel!

  6. the jealous curator /// 01.24.2011 /// 6:34pm

    thank you! you too!

  7. Brandi {not your average ordinary} /// 01.25.2011 /// 7:30am

    It was so lovely meeting you at Erin’s resource party. I can’t wait to read your book when it’s published and I can buy it at Anthropologie. I’m positive it will happen and you should be too!

  8. the jealous curator /// 01.25.2011 /// 8:29am

    haha! well, thanks… i’ll try and visualize that happening! thanks brandi ; )