Friday, November 14, 2008

Photos with Santa Claus... I mean, Amy Butler.

Poor Amy. She was probably exhausted and jet-lagged, but she was amazingly gracious and generous with her time in meeting, greeting, book-signing and photographing. She also captivated a room with her natural charm and her own inspiring story of doing what she loves, and loving what she does. I didn't plan this photo. In fact, I think I accidentally queue-jumped.... I was photographing Lara (who'd forgotten her camera but had a book for Amy to sign) and kind-of got hauled in!

Like Lara, I'm glad that Amy and I weren't standing. We really ARE the long and the short of it.

Lara and I travelled in together from the wilds of the inner-northern suburbs. It was great to catch up with Justine, Nichola, Cathy, Louise, Fi, Leanne, Sharon, Jenny, the fabulous-but-blogless Kerry... and I met a few new people too, including the lovely Jan of Sewjourn. And as always, the Living Creatively gang did a superb job of organising the event.
Lara, Kerry, Jan and I finished the evening with drinks overlooking the twinkly lights of the city. Lovely.

12 comments:

méri said...

WoW!!!!I'm envious of you, Nikki! Sorry!
What a great event! Tell us more things!

Hoppo Bumpo said...

What a great photo ... and it sounds like it was a very nice evening. How I wish I had been able to go along!

Was there time to give Santa, I mean Amy, your Christmas wishlist?

mixtapezine said...

cuuuuuute!!!

Michelle said...

oh you lucky girls....it sounded fabulous and lots of other bloggers have said amy was divine...

BigCat said...

That's a really lovely photo. A nice one to treasure.

CurlyPops said...

Those photos are fabulous. What a fab girls night out (and even more exciting than Santa)!

nikkishell said...

It was great to catch up with you! I wish i'd got a pic of us standing next to Amy, that would have been funny :)

Cathy said...

Great to see you again Nikki - I agree Amy was so gorgeous. I felt quite at home standing next to Amy!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

What a fabulous night that would have been! Cute pic!

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Great photo of the two of you. From all accounts it was a great night and I'm jealous of you ALL!! LOL

petapledger said...

great photos!! by the way, TAG you're it!!

http://petapledger.blogspot.com/2008/11/tag-im-it-thanks-paintergirl.html

thehardings said...

Hi Nikki, I met Amy last night at the Sydney event, isn't she just wonderful and so patient. Her husband is very easy on the eyes as well ... LOL! Sally :)