One of my favorite parts of SNAG conferences is the Pin Swap, a great ice breaker/social where hundreds of jewelers are unleashed to trade their pin creations and meet other artists. The trick being able to get there with your pins before all the good ones are gone, and not too early that you give them all away before the second wave of stragglers arrive. And of course, it’s the perfect opportunity to catch up and find old friends–without fail, I always manage to bump into my Syracuse University undergrad prof, Barbara Walter (3rd from left, next to me), and SU alums Erin Williams and Susan Myers (1st & 2nd from left, see below). Erin was the Student Exhibition Coordinator, and Susan is on the Exhibitions Committee.
Brigitte Martin (pictured, above right) of the ever-growing Crafthaus–if you haven’t joined, what are you waiting for–she’s the coolest!
Congratulated Marla Johnson Norris and her husband, both of Aristotle Design, for such a mind-blowing fantastic web optimization presentation. Hire her–you can’t lose!
Here’s a sampling of the pins I got tonite (not my optimal bathroom-at-4pm shot, but good for now).
Alrighty, then; it’s 2:43am, my usual bedtime. Better head up to the 28th floor to get some shut-eye. Tomorrow will be another crazy day!