(posted on Manimal Makes)
My time in New York was so very very good. The anxiety of launching this long time project was held at bay by my dearest friend Emily who came along to help me and keep me happily in the moment. The two of us away from our families for a long weekend, basking in the spans of time opened up by not parenting for a short time, had such a good time. Everyone I met with was so kind and excited about the Polka Dot Club. Talking about the project after so long was fun and easy and I met so many wonderful new people... specifically Anna of Misha and Puff and Kristen of Manimal. You know those magic moments when you meet people and you realize instantly that they will be in your life for some time? They are both makers and mothers and deeply good people and I'm so happy I traveled to NYC if it was only to meet them. A few days ago Kristen posted this photo of her son reading to his new Polka Dot Club bear- Monkey. This is what all this work has been for, to make things that will have this life: to be the companion to a child. That's enough. That's perfect.