Good … er… um… sorry this is WAY over due and late. It’s been a monster day on that started at 6 am and is now 1 am. (if the spelling or grammar is terrible, I blame sleep deprivation)
In the 1990’s I had the privilege of shooting the Junior/Senior Prom for our yearbook. I thought I was pretty big stuff when I showed up with all the upper classmen and spent the night watching many who I looked up to just let go and LOVE LIFE. One of the more poignant moments of covering the prom was the entrance and I can still remember that walkway across a small bridge with a waterfall in the background while the lights danced and twinkled of dresses and corsages as if they were fairies today. It was a moment that will forever be captured in my mind by the stark contrast of light and dark, the colors of the prom, and the life that filled the room.
Much like that day oh so many years ago, CHA 2011 will be forever sealed in my memory. Thank you Provo Craft for being a late addition to the show and giving up the entrance to DCWV. Pause for dramatic effect… WOW! I have been to my share of trade shows, seen booths by ATT, Sprint, Sony, and lots of other “BIG” companies with LARGE budgets and I would have to say that they pale in comparison to my entrance today.
Down four short steps was the DCWV booth all decked out for Christmas. The show had not quite gotten into full force for the day and there was a moment to just take it all in! To spend time at 50,000 feet (not literally) just allowing my canvas to be coated with all the colors; the deep reds, the vibrant greens, the out of place purple and to absorb what was about to happen.
My body rejected taking those first 4 steps because I was here with Mrs. Pink, this was not my world it was hers. For the first time I had TRUE perspective to the world as she sees and experiences it. Let me tell you it is full of life, vitality, and lots and lots of CRAFTING SUPPLIES! I don’t think I will ever be able to tell her again that I am convinced she has every craft/scrapbooking item known to man. So enough with my 3 paragraph moment – On to the show.
I just started to do a both by booth run down of what I thought and I realized – DUH Sarah’s the expert, not me. 🙂 So here are a bunch of pictures from today’s show. We got separated for almost all of the afternoon so there aren’t as many pictures as we would like. Look for LOTS more tomorrow! (PS I will be making an announcement about the Stamp of the Month Club tomorrow)