I got a chance to go help out at the Summit of Awesome this past weekend and was so glad I did! Jen McBrien of Jennyjen42 joined me for the trip.
We went down to DC see Handmade Nation on Friday nite, and went back the following day to help with lunch and logistical things. Fortunately, there was plenty of time to see a bunch of great speakers and presentations.
One of my favorite speakers was Jeffry Everett of El Jefe Design. Check out his work and you'll see why!
We also got to hear the gals from Biggs and Featherbelle recount the journey of their soap dynasty!
Another great speaker was Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching, who is on a mission ro revive the art of embroidery and stitchery!.
We also attended an informative talk by several lawyers from the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts. They helped simplify some of the tax implications of starting a craft business.
I had a great time chatting with Jen on the ways down to DC and back, and will definitely go back again next year!