I got back this afternoon from my 2nd trip to Austin Maker Faire. I went without the kids and Mr. Z (it would've been just too much this time around). I missed them a bunch because I saw so much I know they would've enjoyed. This year I wasn't a 'maker' per se (no booth) so my experience was different. However, it was still a lot of fun because of all the people that I saw again and the new people that I met.
So serious looking. I promise I was having fun.
I gave a demo at the Craft booth on how to make a diorama (remember?). I'm really happy with an interesting variation that I showed. I'll be using for a Christmas mantel decoration piece. Stay tuned. There was also the added bonus of meeting some of my very friendly blog readers. Hello ladies! You can delurk now!
Just like last year there was so much going on everywhere. Actually, I think there was more. There was no shortage of creativity and the demos and maker booths were very inspiring. I'll be the first to admit that I'm a talker but boy oh boy did I talk yesterday! How could I not? Here are just some of the great people that I met up with: Tina Barseghian (Craft editor-in-chief), Rachel Hobson, Jennifer Perkins, Kathy Cano-Murillo, Lisa Chouinard, Amie Needham, Jennifer Ramos (my little C loves here new apron Jennifer!) and Elizabeth Soule. I know I left some people out. I was going to post a bunch of photos but I'm too tired to do that now. Maybe tomorrow.
Oh! I can finally publicly announce the name of my upcoming book: Home, Paper, Scissors. Love it! The book will be published in August of 2009. Can't wait!