F E B R U A R Y was such a great month and I got to finish it off with the best weekend EVER!!! I am so honored and I still don't quite believe that Andrew and I were featured on Southern Weddings this past Friday. What a compliment!! We don't decorate our home or live our lives in hopes that it will be featured like this- we just do what we like! I keep pinching myself and thinking "they like it, they really like it!"
Thank you all for your amazing support over the past few months. I never dreamed that my thoughts and designs would be accepted, read, praised, and loved so much! It's really unreal. My readers and friends are the BEST!!! And thank you Southern Weddings for seeing something in our sweet little home. It's so special to us and means a lot for it to be published in this way.
But Friday's feature wasn't the only good thing about this weekend! I was privileged to spend all of Friday and Saturday at Gather Workshop- a seasonal workshop for girls interested in, starting out in, or longing to learn more about the creative industry. I had so much fun meeting girls like me from all over the U.S. who are passionate about their trade. Most of these girls work (or just quit!) a full time job while managing their own creative business in their "free time"... what an inspiration! I am really in awe of women who work so hard to provide for their families, while never losing their dreams and ambitions.
Gather was the good kind of overwhelming- a total influx of inspiration, knowledge, encouragement, new ideas, and new friendships. I heard over and over "these are my people!" "THESE are MY PEOPLE!!". Britt Bass hosted the workshop in her studio in Atlanta, Studio Studio, which I could have sat in alone for two days straight and left feeling like a new person- Every surface in the studio was white (heaven!). The walls and floors were covered with her paintings and and the paint that never made it onto the canvas. Being in an artist's studio made the weekend that much more interesting and fun.
I failed on the picture front... bad blogger. So the pictures here are Instagram pictures taken by different girls over the course of the weekend. I highly encourage you to stalk all of the girls I've linked to these photos... they are awesome!
Oh yeah, and we got to paint with Britt! So much fun!
Photo by Alea Moore Photography
So all in all, it was an awesome weekend. Thank you Gather girls for hosting us, teaching us so many valuable lessons, and for being our friends. I'm so thankful!
No more Pink Inspiration makes me kinda sad :(
Mary Hester Williams
FASHIONABLE FINE ART
I'm a city girl living a small town life with my husband and baby boy. Here are my thoughts in type, my dreams in paint and my life in pictures.