This past weekend the Amy Howard team of creatives trekked to the bustling city of Atlanta, GA as an honored sponsor of Haven Bloggers Conference. Friday and Saturday held the exclusive attention of the brightest voices in the creative blogger community. Men and women from all over the United States and Canada gathered to glean from the finest of what the DIY movement has to offer, to bolster each other up, to learn from one another and to understand in greater clarity why we do what we do.
Amy met countless influential voices, swapped stories rooted in the wisdom only a long journey can bring and had the privilege of teaching her favorite refinishing techniques to overcrowded rooms of enthusiastic makers. It seemed as though wherever Amy landed, a crowd soon formed. It was a blast!
The greatest privilege of the weekend however, had to be the unveiling of A Maker’s Guide. As soon as this petition from Amy’s soul was placed in their hands, we began to hear of how it was already making a difference in their lives. These talented men and women began to understand that Amy’s heartbeat was much like their own. All weekend long we reveled in celebrated truth this outspoken creative community chases: Our lives are not just about beautiful spaces or colors; furniture or design, but rather the heart behind the choice to put ourselves out there. Each of us is aiming to make a difference in people’s lives with what we have to offer. With that intentionality in every step we take--everyday, we find that creativity can be as rewarding to the creator as it is to the recipient.
A piece of of our hearts were sent off with you as we hugged your necks, heard your stories and found that even on the hardest of days, none of us are alone in this journey. The reward this uniquely diverse community offers is without a doubt the propellent of its continual prosperity. We cannot wait to see what your future as a like-minded and open-hearted creative maker holds.
We are honored to be crafting this beautiful life together!
-Amy Howard & Team