I wish I could tell you about all the loot I collected... but I didn't collect anything. =(
I got a few trade beads, I think I gave away 9, donated 5 to Beads of Courage and brought home 5. Which I will list with Beads of Courage in their artist section.
I'm not sure why I am in a funk. I had a good time, but didn't really do anything. I saw a couple of presentations, and walked the technical vendors floor. The thing is, I can buy all of the same stuff from their websites online. There's really no incentive to buy while you're there, at least not for me. So, I didn't buy anything.
I went to the opening reception, saw the FlameDame's do their thing and drank a little too much on Thursday. No hangover (thank goodness). Then walked around at a couple of the art fairs that were going on around the hotel in Bellevue on Friday.
Saturday was the Bead Bazaar, my sales were mediocre at best. I think I need a "thing". Or something. I don't know. I didn't bother with going back to the technical vendors, even though I was contemplating going and getting some glass from Double Helix... but in the end changed my mind.
On Sunday I got up early and did a 5k for Beads of Courage... I managed to come in second in my age group and 34th overall. Then I came home...
I'm super tired for what seems like no reason.
Here's me and rockstar Jean Baruch founder of Beads of Courage... at the end of the race. I had gotten so emotional at the end I started crying and wound up hyperventilating myself... what a dip. :lol:
And just in case you have no idea what Beads of Courage is... please be a love and go read this: