Posted in Personal - Written by Taslim on August 27, 2012 - 0 Comments
I’m back from the Altitude Design Summit aka Alt Summit which was hosted this past Thursday at the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Headquarters in New York City. I’m so glad I hopped on the bandwagon with Kate and snagged a ticket early as I met some fabulous ladies and heard from inspirational speakers. Plus, it was the push I needed to get some new cards designed and printed for me – love that I finally had a way to get my full name AND my nickname on one card :) The cards are Moo Luxe by the way – something clients have expressed interested in- so I decided to give them a whirl. I can happily report they were a hit- nice and thick and luxurious!
I was recently listening to a Creative Live presentation from Tamara Lackey where she said something to the affect of your ‘brain needs a break to be creative’ – I totally agree and thats what Alt Summit was for me – a chance to recharge and be inspired.
Tina Roth Eisenberg, aka Swiss Miss, gave an excellent keynote on 8 Rules to Live By and the importance of side projects (one of hers, TeuxDeux, is a favorite of mine). You may have seen some of my tweets throughout the day- though my fingers couldn’t move fast enough to share all her words of wisdom. One of my favorite rules was ‘If an opportunity scares you, take it. Being scared means that you’ll learn and grow.” And I can certainly say I practiced that right away at Alt Summit – I’m normally on the shy side in person but I really pushed myself to meet new people and find out a little about my fellow attendees. I’m excited I got to meet Keli from Dry Goods Design, a beautifully curated fabric shop based in Seattle, and also Liesl Gibson the wonderfully talented designer behind Oliver + S.
I collected a lovely pile of business cards, saw Martha Stewart in the flesh (for the second time) and enjoyed a pinch-me moment at the rooftop cocktail party enjoying a glass of prosecco and the New York skyline with a group of people who ‘get it’.
Thanks to Domestikatedlife for this instragram image
Posted in Personal - Written by Taslim on March 11, 2009 - 1 Comment
Have you been to etsy.com before? Its a website marketplace where you can buy and sell handmade items, and I just love it! Ever since I was little, I have loved creating – I used to get a kids table at the local craft fairs and sell little magnets and popsicle stick ornaments, lol. I used to pimp my friendship bracelets on the playground. I used to scrapbook and love to collect and organize little metal pieces, papers and “stuff”. And now, I’ve moved onto new mediums with my photography and graphic design.
I was watching Oprah the other day and a guest was saying that at six years old, your personality has formed and you can look at yourself as an adult and see the same qualities in yourself that you had as a child. Oprah said she was a “busybody” and now she is hosting a talkshow – and I was a creator, and now I am blessed to be creating everyday and doing what I love.
Anyways, I digress. Do you Etsy? What shops do you love? Or do you have one yourself? I have a little shop, which has a few beaded things in it right now, I’m getting into a new hobby for sure :) I’m mostly just there to shop! So email me or leave a comment, and let me know who you love to ogle at Etsy!