The most amazing artist EVER, Susan Branch, was doing a book tour for her new book, "A Fine Romance" about her journey through the English countryside and one of her stops was at the sweetest little quilt shop about 3 hours south of me. So, I grabbed my amazing friend Karen and off we went on a mini adventure!!!
It was love at first sight when I first laid eyes on her artwork 13 years ago. Everything about it was just so sweet and perfect and warm and full of joy and inspiration. And ever since I discovered her, I have been on a mission to gather up EVERYTHING that has her name on it - books, scrapbooking supplies, fabric, greeting cards, calendars.....if she makes it, I buy it!
I was absolutely giddy with excitement when I got to meet her! Fortunately, I didn't say anything too embarrassing.....although I do think the first words out of my mouth were "I am SOOOO excited to meet you." Hey, you should never postpone joy, right?! Why act cool when you can't contain your excitement???!!! Just go with it!
And Susan was just as gracious and kind and sweet and lovely as her paintings are. It was a fabulous day and I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to meet someone so inspirational who I admire so much! I can only hope that one day I inspire someone as much as she has inspired me!