There is something special about connecting with other surface pattern designers, artists, and entrepreneurs. When we gather together, we inspire each other to keep going with our art. We share resources and encourage each other to reach for our dreams. In the process, we develop friendships that are built on a shared love of creativity. These relationships have been invaluable to me as I carve my own path as an artist. They have inspired me, encouraged me, and helped me to grow in ways I never could have imagined. I am so grateful for the connections I have made, and I am excited to see what the future holds for us all.