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Keynote on Colour in Calgary!

By 05/27/2009January 26th, 201722 Comments

Well my lovelies, I’m off tomorrow (Wednesday) at the crack of dawn to fly out for my speaking engagement to a group of talented Calgary designers!  I am very excited!

Calgary image via flickr

Since most of you approved my yellow sweater from my last post,  I’m wearing it tomorrow night with an orange skirt and a fantastic orange necklace I bought a couple years ago when I was in New York and have never worn (because I normally don’t wear yellow and orange).  However, since they are my favourite colours, I thought it would be fun to wear them! 

Remember the post I wrote in January “10 Happy goals for 2009”.  Well one of them was that I would be paid to fly somewhere to speak about colour.  Well here we are in May and that’s what I’m doing.  Hopefully this means that the BMW x3 isn’t far behind!!

I’m back Thursday morning and will have lots of fun pictures to post!

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  • jane says:

    hi maria! thanks for visiting! what a lovely blog you have! will be back often. why do i have the sudden urge to redecorate?…:)

  • Imogen Lamport says:

    Congratulations and have a great time – I’m sure your talk will go really well.

  • Hill Country House Girl says:

    Congrats Maria! What a good feeling to reach one of those happy goals. You will look great in your orange and yellow!

  • Christine says:

    Congrats Maria! I know you’ll knock their socks off.

  • Slices of Beauty... says:

    Enjoy, strong intentions do manifest!

  • Ideezine says:


    So glad to hear you’ve attained a deep desire. Keep the vision, focus, and stay open to more good in your life. Great blog material and more followers yea!


  • g. says:

    Very cool! That is so great. Have a ball!

  • VictoriaArt says:

    I am so glad for you, I am sure it’s going to be a great success!
    And congrats to your graduate nephew, he is so handsome!
    Can’t wait to hear how all went.

  • Southern Chateau says:

    Maria, I’m so happy for you! It is rewarding to reach a goal. You did look so cute in that sweater so don’t ever worry about wearing color. (This coming from me who wears black a LOT!). Give us a report when you get back. Carol

  • thedraperyshop says:

    Hi Maria, The picture with the plane? Are those colors that the camera actually caught?

  • Awesome Sara says:

    awesome, knock em dead!!!!!

    thanks for the awesome advice on my crummy job. i think i need to drink… excessively.

  • DesignTies says:

    I’m so excited for you and can’t wait until you return to hear all about it! You’ll rock them, I know!! As for making a list of goals – I definitely have to do that because I’d love a BMW x3, too… the list (and hard work, of course) seems to be working for you!
    Victoria @ DesignTies

  • says:

    Isn’t it amazing what can be accomplished by defining goals and writing them down?!

    Congratulations and best of luck!

    (Now I have to go write down my goal of stumbling into a large bag of unmarked money!) 😉
    Knock ’em dead!

  • Lauren says:

    oh have fun!!! you reached your goal so quickly!! that’s so awesome!!

  • ~ Patricia Gray ~ says:

    Have a great time in Calgary and I am sure that you will be an inspiration in your yellow sweater and orange skirt!!

  • DesignTies says:

    Hope you had fun in Calgary and that you converted all Calgarians into colour-lovers!!

    Looking forward to hearing about your trip and seeing pics 🙂


  • Susan Lang @ Designing Your Dream Home says:

    Maria, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Yes, marc is very talented and I am so lucky to have him as a neighbor and friend. I did not know that about oasis either. It is great to learn new things!

  • Maria Killam says:

    To thedraperyshop,
    That 2nd image was from flickr, so it may have been tweaked.

  • Brillante Home Decor says:

    Well planned and executed!

  • Anonymous says:

    Congratulations! I’m sure you will ‘Wow’ them with your expertise. Have a wonderful trip! I’m thinking this is a sign of more good things to come.

    Also, thank for the link to your earlier goals 2009 blog. I have get myself such a list and put it on the refrigerator – though most of mine should be related to updating/changing wardrobe, personal maintenance, exercising and for certain, trying for a flat stomach. Having 4 year old twins and now being the general contractor on our renovation/addition project leaves about 2 minutes of free time for myself. Today’s post reminded of the days when I used to fly to clients – all this was BC (before children).

    Looking forward to your posts after returning – wishing I could be in the audience.

  • Renae says:

    You go Girl! Since it’s now Thursday I am presuming you already knocked them dead in your yellow sweater and orange skirt. You are the queen of colour so you must be colourful!

    oh, btw…your pix do not show up on safari…I had to go to IE to see them. Such a bummer, I have that problem with others too.

  • sallymandy says:

    I meant to say in the other post comments: your outfit was beautiful.

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