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After our movers come and we put everything we own in a little box, we fly to Utah where I’ll be attending Alt Design Conference. Alt is a conference for design bloggers in Salt Lake City. Have you seen the lineup of speakers? I’m going to be starstruck. I’m so excited to go and learn and take classes. These kinds of events are always inspiring and I have high hopes this one will be especially so. I am speaking on a panel about events (you can see the whole schedule here.)
The conference runs the same time as the Sundance Film Festival (movies!) plus every attendee gets a free ski pass! I’m so excited I can hardly stand it. Is anyone else planning on going?
Paul has been in Sonoma this whole week for the Sonoma Plein Air Festival. About 40 Artists are invited to spend the week painting and then Saturday they have a big art show in the Sonoma Town Square. The proceeds benefit Sonoma County Schools. Everyday Paul sends me pictures of what he painted that day. This is one he painted on Tuesday. If you are in the Bay Area stop by and say hi on Saturday.
I’m not sure where the week went, I can’t believe it is Friday already. Paul has a one-man show at a gallery here in San Francisco that opened this week. It turned out really beautiful and I’m so proud of him. The opening reception is Sunday from 2pm-6pm. Stop by if you are in the area, the show will be up for the next month. If you can’t make it you can see most of his show online right here. The picture below is of Paul getting ready for the show in his studio.
1815 Polk Street
(between Washington and Jackson)
San Francisco, CA 94109
p.s. I have lots of good posts ready for next week, including some of my newly decorated living room.
There are two classes coming up that will be held here in our art studio in San Francisco. First Andy Kane is coming from Portland to teach a screenprinting class. It is this Saturday (January 16th) and there are still a few spots open. Registration information is here.
Next, Nicole Gerulat is teaching her Photo 101 class coming up in February. Registration information is here.
I’ve taken both classes and I highly recommend both of them.
I’ve been to several blogging conferences and while they all were excellent events I always felt a little out of place since design and lifestyle blogs received very little attention. But design blogs, photography blogs, food blogs, etc are pretty much the only blogs I read. I wished several times aloud that someone would put on a design conference for bloggers. Well, hooray-hooray, it is finally here.
Alt Design Conference will be taking place in Salt Lake City next month. January 21-23, 2010. The lineup of speakers is already stellar (almost all of my blogging heroes will be there.) They will be discussing things like design, monetizing, and ethics. Besides the fact the conference has a partnership with Sundance and some ski resorts so afterward everyone can go put on their cute snow hats and go check out the Film Festival or ski. Unfortunately, I will be a bazillion months pregnant so I will not be going But I am heartbroken I won’t be there.
Get your tickets here. They are offering a $50 off promo through the end of December and they are going quickly. Tickets will most definitely sell out soon so get yours soon.