Monday, June 05, 2006

anyone not yet planning

to attend the Summit, or has not yet heard about it...

I wanted to add a little personal commentary on what the Summit means to me.

Even though I began my sharing career ( not slipcovering itself, the sharing of it ) I had apprehension that I would give away my secrets, others would benefit and be gone in the dust, and there was no long term benefit to me to share.

Five years later, I can honestly say I have learned more than I ever gave away. I am more flexible in my approach, more studious in observing what I try new, and I am having more fun slipcovering today than I did when I began attending Summits.

We need new attendees, both experienced and inexperienced to help energize the creativity we all bring to the Summit. We all have something novel to share. You will certainly leave with much more than you came to give away.

1 comment:

Dede in Mass said...

It took me a long time to figure out what I wanted to do for a living, and then (having decided), I was paralyzed by self-doubt, fear of royally screwing up, and an overwhelming sense that I was a big fraud - just a wannabe among REAL professionals.

I can honestly say my first (2004) Summit was the best thing that ever happened to me professionally, which went a long way toward boosting my PERSONAL confidence level. It's more than four days of slipcovers - it's a bonding experience between folks who share a passion for their craft. This is the ONLY experience of its kind... ANYWHERE. Of course, you can always take a class somewhere, or order a video, or read a book (and all are ALWAYS encouraged), but the Slipcover Summit is different. Yes, it's a wonderful learning experience, but it's... more.