Posted February 28, 2011
Hi friends! Well, I’m all done with the Akron Home and Flower Show. Thanks to those who came out!
I am exhausted, but all the hard work was well worth it - it was a very good experience for me and for my design business. I had the chance to meet and talk to a lot of people over those three days. From this, a handful of cool new people are now friends and some really interesting new projects are coming our way.
Me, explaining Hazel Tree and my redesign work (talking wildly with my hands apparently!), to Ed Begley, Jr. and Cheryl Schmidt.
One of my favorite moments of the weekend was meeting and talking with Ed Begley, Jr. A Californian green guru, he was the main attraction/speaker of the weekend. Before his main stage appearance, he walked around the EcoVillage Experience to see what was up. We chatted for a bit and I had the opportunity to tell him what we do over at Hazel Tree, with redesign and with using existing materials and local artisans when we can. At the end of our conversation, he told me that he was proud of us for doing the work that we are doing.
(And that’s how Ed Begley, Jr. made my day.)