Saturday, September 11, 2010

Spark No. 2


I've spent the last two days with over 200 pairs of shoes.


Each pair is as unique as it's owner. Some are fancy with high, high heels. Others are simple and understated.

Every single one has traveled a different road -- they've seen bumps and steep hills, and beautiful sweeping views.

But as different as all these shoes are, they have something in common -- they belong to women who love to create, with a desire to share it with others.

It was humbling to be among them. I learned so much from every single pair of shoes there.

I learned how to do this . . .



and I made one of these,



I laughed

and cried,

and softly sang along with Mindy Gledhill (although she didn't know it).

My soul was filled. And I left happier than I came.

Thank you Sparkers for rekindling the flame within me.

It was another wonderful year.

10 comments:

Jenni said...

wherever you were...i wanna go next time!!!! that mobile thing looks so cool!

Eunice said...

Tell me more. This seems like exactly the thing I've been wanting to do!

lindseyj said...

I am so jealous you got to go! Someday maybe I'll be able to go too ;) Looks like fun!

meg duerksen said...

I ALMOST WENT TO THIS!!!! ugh.
i just didn't have enough to time to plan.
i want to go next year.
bad!!!!

tomiannie said...

Oooh, now I'm REALLY bummed I couldn't go. I think I'll have to start saving up now for next year, because this really does look like the coolest thing ever.

dandee said...

this sounds like heaven.

jasmine bailey-barfuss said...

Cris, meeting you is one of my best memories from Spark. You are so real and so beautiful, so sweet. Your genuine spirit touched me so much.
xoxox

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

What a great post!!! Love the photos of all the shoes :) I had such a wonderful time at SPARK and I enjoyed meeting such wonderful and creative souls!!!

Rhonna Farrer said...

oh crystal...you are just a*mazing!!!!
love it!
love YOU!
and look what you did with that digital frame? wow. you are a 10!!!!
xox
R

april said...

Love this post! Love that I got to meet you through Spark. Let's get together!