April whooshed by, but it’s going to stick with me for a long time. Between Craftcation, creating new designs & checking out new, local markets, April left me feeling inspired, motivated & refreshed.
Finding New Direction & A Place Like Home
I started the month spending five amazing days at Craftcation in Ventura, CA. Craftcation was everything I hoped for & more. Nicole, Delilah & the whole Dear Handmade Life team are so well organized, creative & upbeat (seriously, they’ve got this!).
They planned such a great schedule of business & craft workshops & events that it was hard to narrow down what to attend. All of the presenters were super knowledgeable & approachable. They were so willing to share their experience & expertise to help us grow—I have four pages of valuable notes that I can directly apply to my business! I only took a handful of craft workshops, but the instructors were so inspiring as they shared their craft, gave advice & encouraged us to embrace the fun of expirmenting with new skills.
The best thing about Craftcation was really the people. I had heard that attending Craftcation was like seeing your family, but it was more than that. The attendees & presenters are some of the nicest, friendly & interesting people I have met.
Walking into a room, you felt like walking to a room of friends who wanted to chat, understood your struggles as a creative & genuinely wanted to know more about you & your work. Everyone I met creates cool, interesting work & had beautiful stories behind it. Before leaving DC, I hadn’t even met my roommates, but I left with so many new friends & a wider network of amazing makers & creatives.
Want to see what it’s really like at Craftcation? Check out Dear Handmade Life’s in depth recap & gallery of the whole event or sign up to find out about 2019 registration.
What’s Your Team?
Last month, I also added new free wallpapers for all of my coffee & team tea loving friends. You can pick one to champion your loyalty or download both & change your favorite every day. I had so much fun drawing & refining these cute designs that are sure to brighten up your phone or laptop. Follow me on Instagram to be the first find out about new, sunny wallpapers coming this summer.
Stock Up For Summer
Come see me & shop all your Meekly Yours favorites for summer birthdays, weddings & more at URBNMarket Mosaic on Saturday June 2nd in Fairfax, VA. I’ll be joined by a hand picked line up of unique, local vendors from across the DMV, selling incredible products you won’t find anywhere else.
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