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I missed it… I was so excited for the Benjamin Moore Color Pulse.  I couldn’t wait to be  introduced to the 2010 colors from one of my favorite paint companies.  I invited one of my most treasured designers, Erica Cooper, and was even more excited to catch up with her.  I registered, I even saw the reminder for the event on Twitter and somehow, I managed to not put the info in my calendar.


Is it just that time of year?  Where the work is plentiful and I’m such a busy little worker bee that something so important could just slip my mind?

I spoke with Erica as she was driving home from the event and she mentioned that she found  it to be  a bit disappointing.  She mentioned that the colors seemed really far out and that it was hard to visualize incorporating radical fuchsias into her Minnesota clients homes.  Perhaps she was just trying to make me feel better.

Regardless, I missed the event.  I’ll be hitting up Hirshfield’s to grab a color pulse book.  At least I’ll have that.  You can get one here:   http://www.benjaminmoore.com

Jake and I sat in bed last night as I shared my woes about missing the Color Pulse and he mentioned it just was not meant to be… Erica said the same…

He also mentioned that sometimes its god for these things to happen, because it opens your eyes, makes you work a little bit harder and perhaps inspires you to double check something which perhaps may have been looked over.

If it means anything I was having the time of my life during the Color Pulse last night.  My best friends and I were having dance practice at Janessa’s studio.  I remember thinking to myself, “I’m having such a great time” right around the time innovative color ideas were being shared.

and now for my point:

Sometimes, even when you may miss something you think is critical to your profession or to staying on point it can still be a blessing.  For me it was a hidden  blessing in a whole new light.  A chance to step away from my work, without feeling guilty, mostly because I was none the wiser, but that’s a part of what I needed in order to step away.  I would not have gone to be with my girlfriends if I had scheduled the event accordingly.  I would have missed precious and wonderful time with the girls that I adore  and make me a better person.  I feel renewed just being in there presence.

My main struggle in business is the WORK/LIFE Balance.

Last night life crept in and it was wonderful!!!  I would not change the evening for the world. NAMASTE.

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I received this invitation and wanted to share it with all of you who may have an interest in attending the Benjamin Moore color forecast for 2010.  Its a great way to stay hip to the upcoming color trends, or find some new shades of your currently favorite hues.  I love color forecasts because they always get your creativity buzzing, and help re-inspire, and give a whole new shape to my career as a professional painter.  I’ll hope to see you there!!!!!!

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Color Forecast 2010 ~ April 7, 2009 ~ 6-7 pm Seminar ~7-7:30 p.m. Reception

Presented by GMD and Benjamin Moore
Co-sponsored by FGI of Minneapolis/St. Paul

Doty Horn, Director of Color and Design for Benjamin Moore, will present Benjamin Moore’s panoramic view of color direction: Color Pulse 2010.

Location: Room 33, McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108.

Cost: Goldstein Museum Members $10, Non-Members $15, no charge for students.

RSVP: By Friday, April 3 to Barbara Porwit at 612.624.7434 or by email.

Money raised will be used to promote the programs of the Goldstein Museum of Design.

Click here to download a flier. For more information on this and other Goldstein programs, visit our website.

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