Creativity & Motivation
The past couple of months I've been a little flat in the creative department.
I needed a little motivating push and so decided to enroll in a paper craft workshop with Paula of 7Gypsies - should be a great and its been a while since I've done a crafty class. So that's what I'll be doing this Friday - i will check back next and share what I make! Paula is in Australia on holiday visiting friends so is only doing three classes so Im happy to have booked early!
I also ended up enrolling in Holly's BYW2 e-course and that's for the whole month of June, that'll keep me busy.
I took her first course two years ago - I learnt so much and the course was very visual with detailed notes and styled images, just like Holly's beautiful blog. I knew I had to enroll in this one too! We even get weekly homework tasks and its been great networking and meeting other bloggers too!
Another great event I attended this month was
Etsy Sydney Success which was part of the Vivid Festival - it was a full day event and i left feeling energised and invigorated! It was great to catch up with Suzanne of PaperIvy and Melinda of Paperklip design and there were a few familiar faces in the crowd.
I wish I had time to stay for the after party to meet more creative peeps but I had dinner arrangments that evening.
The day was planned so well and the speakers were very inspiring.
Etsy's CEO, Chad Dickerson was there talking about courage and following your heart...I'm all for that!!
I also got to meet creative girl, jewelry designer and blogger Jess , which was Super! she was also speaking about her experience as an Etsy seller.
One of the presentations was by stylist Lara Hutton, Ive admired her work for a years now as she styles in all the FAB Australian mags - I have featured Lara's styled images here - the session was all about styling your products so they shine online!
Another great session was with design duo TMod, their story was inspiring and they have kindly blogged about their talk - how to transform your creative ideas into a viable business - you can see it here.
Images styled by Lara Hutton for Country Style magazine