What a fantastic night! On a Thursday evening, April 3, my dear friend Deepali opened up her lovely shop Filling Spaces during Portland’s First Thursday In The Pearl to host a party to celebrate my Kickstarter! And as I am writing this post the Kickstarter project I started fifteen days ago, to format and publish my book EcoHappy: Three Steps Toward An Earth-Friendly Life is 95% funded! And are only at the half-way point, with fifteen more days to go. Amazing! So grateful for the support!
Let me say, this evening went by too fast! I felt I could have talked to people for another two hours, easily! I had finished editing my Kickstarter video when in San Francisco, so I was able to show it on my laptop. (We also showed my brother-in-law Ryan’s Coolest Kickstarter video – which is drop-dead fantastic.) It was really wonderful to get feedback on the my video and the book.
It was so memorable to talk with Deepali and hear of her visits to India (her sister, who lives in India is her partner in business and works with their family factories that produce the amazing textiles, clothing and furniture in Filling Spaces.) We were all mesmerized by Deepali’s stories of modern Indian dress and how they repurpose old saris, block printing fabrics, factory life in India and her balance of juggling a family and business.
And I got to spend time with my wonderful sister Sue who whipped up the amazing banana cupcakes and passion fruit desserts, party planned with me, and did miracles with my hair! 🙂 Thank you Sue and Deepali for a great night!