weekly wrap up: loftcreations and biz ladies 08′

well, it’s that time again- on monday morning at 5am i’m off to laguardia to catch a plane to portland for this week’s biz lady meetups in portland and seattle. i’m so excited i could pop- i’ve never been to either city and it looks like turnout is going to be fantastic in both cities. there are so many great people to meet and incredible places to see- my head is spinning in circles. i’ll be away through friday evening but i’ll be posting like always so check back on monday for regular posting (5 posts a day from 9am-1pm) and some “live” blogs from portland and seattle. if you’re planning on coming to the biz ladies meetups the details are here (no worries about rsvp-ing at this point), i look forward to meeting everyone. until then, here are highlights from this week’s posts. see you on monday from the west coast!

[images above and below are beautiful quilts ($175 each) made by artist stephanie dunphy of loftcreations in ohio. stephanie’s daughter allison sent them in and i was really touched. it’s so wonderful to see mother daughter creative teams supporting each other]


Courtney Bartik

Hi Grace, thanks for the post. LoftCreations is a perfect example of how there are all kinds of Ohio designers who would love a Biz Lady Meetup! hint, hint ;) Have a nice trip!


Hey Grace, I just had a fun design shopping/eating trip in Seattle- I actually live in SF- but wanted to give you a restaurant recommendation since it’s your first time- Purple. I think you will like the design, and the wine flights and food are fabulous! For great design-y shopping don’t miss the Belltown area. While there you can hit Black Bottle wine bar- great design (super cool lighting!) and wine. Have fun!

Octavine Illustration

I am so excited for the Portland meet-up! Thank you all so much for doing this for us artistic gals…and for coming all the way out to the West Coast! Yeah!

Jen R

Congrats on the Domino column..It’s one of my fave mags… Everything looks great! hAve fun!
Jen R


Hello and thank~you for the inspiration to take previously loved things and bring them back to be loved again!!! Great paintings, just all around great.