Monday, November 09, 2009

sPaRk

i just returned from an amazing and creative weekend at SPARK. this quote from one of the LDS general authorities was one of the inspirations behind this fantastic event...

so we spent the weekend learning new things and new ways of doing the old things we already new how to do. the event was held at this is the place heritage park in salt lake city so the setting was beautiful and historical and perfect. we came away with inspiration to bring more creativity into our lives everyday and to let that creative spark jump to our children, friends and families.

i decided to do a slide show journal for you so you can see what i was up to all weekend. not mentioned in the slide show was the raffle and silent auction we all donated items to for a susan g. komen fundraiser, the grand finale bon fire where we drank hot chocolate and lit sparklers, and the fact that they let us pillage all of the great decorations and take them home with us.
there is a lot of text on some of the slides so push the pause button on those so you can read it all (if you want to).


Click to play this Smilebox slideshow: spark

many thanks to craig for spending the weekend with the boys so i could take part in this.

12 comments:

Krista O' said...

WOW! This video is fantastic, the colors in the photo are great. Is it photoshop or are you just that good?

Tom & Angie Judd said...

I. Am. Envious.
Yes, I am.
Next year I want to go!
Liz, who helped put it together works with Tom. She taught one of my classes at CKU this past summer. :)

susan said...

Annie, that was so cool- everything there was so festive and bright and creative, and all those things you made were awesome. I taught you well:) JK. What a neat workshop!!

Nataluscious said...

Fun pictorial! My favorite was the picture of the cattail, mostly because I love photography and wish I could be amazing at it. I'm going to remember the thing about angles...

the andersons said...

looks really fun!

Sabrina said...

Hey Annie - Just saw this pop up on my Google reader. I'm still just amazed at how wonderful this weekend was. Once I get through tonight (big YW/YM activity I'm in charge of) I'll finally be able to get through my photos. It was great meeting you.

Kristi said...

very cool experience. I don't know what it is about being crafty that can make a person feel so good.
I love all the stuff you made...I would have been in heaven.

Rhonna Farrer said...

ooooh! Anne! I got teary eyed (surprise, surprise) reading this! And watching this....
well done, my friend!
thank YOU for making Spark what it was!
mmmm*wah!
R

Jill said...

oh, i want to go. what an awesome inspiring event. keep posting what you are working on, you can inspire me just from your blog!

amy said...

great to meet you at spark! this is so fabulous!! your video is amazing. i teared up watching it! you really captured the essence/feeling of spark! with your permission, i would like to send this link to my sisters who didn't get to attend the event. it really walks you through it, and gives you a feeling that you were there. :)

Christie said...

Okay, Anne, I admit I'm really ignorant about this...what is spark?!?

Margo said...

Anne, i am just beyond jealous. This is so up my alley of favorite things. I love your creative juices. I loved the pictures. Thanks for sharing.