One of the best parts of the DWR event was listening to the four featured designers, Modern MC, Paris, Doris and Tim, describe their work and how they started in modern miniatures, and talking to them about what's coming next. Besides getting to meet these trend setters, it was really inspiring meeting other bloggers and collectors and swapping mini stories and other shared interests. It was really fun meeting people who had no idea our community even existed and were fascinated by the modern movement. Yuko joked that Paris was stealing her clients as many customers that came into shop at DWR were blown away and fascinated by Paris's display while he was setting up before the event.
The after party was an extra special touch. Paris reserved space for us at the Redwood Room in the Clift Hotel and we had drinks and appetizers, and Paris surprised everyone with a free gift of miniature carpet squares in a variety of colors. I'll blog more about those later. Although the music kept getting louder, it was really intimate and we had more time to get to know each other better. Too much fun!!!
Andrea flew all the way from Florida and it was a pleasure to meet her (Andrea, I have some links I want to send you, please email me at modernminifan (at) gmail.com, or I'll send them to Paris and ask him to forward to you). It was great seeing Mini2B again and she surprised us by buying the first round of drinks and appetizers. Thank you Mini2B, that was so generous of you!! It never ceases to amaze me how incredibly nice everyone is in our modern mini community.
I think everyone thought the event was quite a success and Yuko (from DWR) said it may become an annual event! I do hope so, it would be great to see another gathering of modern miniature designers.