I was lucky enough to be asked to give a presentation this month at FID, Festival Internacional de Diseño, in Costa Rica!  FID is an international design conference held to inspire and educate with presenters traveling from all over the world speaking about their trade: fashion, food, interior design, fine art, architecture and graphic design.

The topic of my presentation was “Finding Inspiration through Life’s Trials” and began with a short intro, my Project Runway work and what inspires me today.  The highlight of my presentation was a mini fashion show (a small portion of my ‘Girl Incarnadine’ work) that really let the crowd see into my day to day work.

I have to admit that I get pretty nervous before I give a presentation, and with a crowd of more than 2,000 attendees my knees were knocking and my pulse was racing. By a minute in my fears are gone and I am feeling cool as a cucumber.  The best part was, I was talking about what I do, my process and how my personal life affects how I design.

All creative people work in different ways.  There is no right or wrong way.  It has taken me 30+ years to learn my process and I hope by sharing mine others were inspired to hone their own. Viva Pura!  Thank you Costa Rica!