Who and What I am into this week: Meeting up and caring


I have a couple things on my mind this holiday morning.   We meet a lot of people online and if we are fortunate enough we get to occasionally meet them in person. I was fortunate enough to have met a wonderful group of women who came out to the Hilton last week at Surtex. I am posting few fun pics that survived on my iphone. If I didn’t get a chance to talk to all of  you one on one and really hear how you are doing, I wanted to. I want to hear that you are staying motivated,  if you are excited about your future and I would have liked to encouraged you to genuinely  believe in yourself.   I  do hope I sincerely told you how much I appreciated you watching and being supportive of Smart Creative Women.

I loved to see women do interesting things like this group of artists in LA who have joined together to form Art Licensing LA. It is a great way to join together to share ideas, leads and maybe even some financial costs. costs. I noticed that Carrie and Morgan from Ampersand Design Studio have formed a unique partnership as well. Today’s world can be a pressure cooker for women as they  push themselves as entrepreneurs, mothers and wives. I think finding like minded souls is a terrific way to find balance and support.

I also wanted to pause and give some more prayers and thoughts to the people who lost so so much in  the Oklahoma tornadoes. I saw Kelly Beall from Design Crush write this post as she volunteered to help reunite owners with their pets in Oklahoma. I saw this list of 5 ways to help the Oklahoma victims, you can take a look at it and if you feel compelled to give, please do.

My husband sent me this Ted talk from Caitlin Crosby  and I thought you might like it for a little inspiration today. I particularly liked this quote from it…

“It’s our responsibility as humans to take care of each other.” -Caitlin Crosby  via @smartcreativew (click here to tweet this)


 See you on Wednesday for a new interview!


  • Morgan

    thank you for the sweet mention! we’re constantly inspired by you, this blog, and all the other smart, creative women out there!

  • Carrie

    Monica! So great to meet you in person! You are so inspiring and we just love your blog and really appreciate the mention!

    • I love your bright style!! I do hope it was a great trip for you all!

  • Kg Artstudio

    Monica it was so nice to meet you..in our stripes. Thank You for bringing us into your blog. You are such an inspiration! When I get my blog going I would like to interview you! Hugs!! Kim

    • I know, your stripes where so graphic, love it! When you get your blog going…famous last words! haha! Let me know!

  • You look great in that zebra coat! I’m glad you had a chance to break it out for the show. And I know you got to meet so many inspiring people while you were there — while inspiring them. Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  • disqus_etR20cb3ol

    Monica: so nice to finally meet you at Surtex 2013! I’m a big fan of your artist interviews–very informative, educational, inspirational and great value to our professional. Best, Debra Valencia, Art Licensing LA

    • It was great meeting you too, I love your group!

  • Thanks, Monica for this great shout out! We (Art Licensing LA) really enjoyed meeting you and attending your event. Thanks for inspiring us with the great work you do!

  • Sara Berrenson

    It was so great to meet you! Thanks for including us in your post of all the smart creative women at Surtex this year! 🙂 Everyone was so inspirational!

  • Nikki Butler

    It was so great to meet you! Your posts and interviews are so inspiring!