In September, I'm going to Minnesota to teach at "The Creative Connection." I've never taught at such an event. It's because there really hasn't been any event quite like this out there. Here's how the organizers Nancy Soriano and Jo Packham write about it on their website:
THE CREATIVE CONNECTION will bring together women who are passionate about being creative in their lives as artists, business owners, bloggers, and more! Come learn, network, market, and create! Because the time is NOW. If you are a crafter, DIY person, or artisanal entrepreneur, whether you come for one day or all three, THE CREATIVE CONNECTION is going to be the place to launch your creativity and your dreams in Fall 2010.
I just found out that there are two speakers coming that will be really interesting to listen to:
Hope I get to see those presentations!
Check out the Creative Connection website here. Here's the list of teachers including me! It looks to be a really great few days. I can't wait!
The event is being sponsored by some real powerhouses in the craft and media world. Do you know Stampington and Company? They publish quite a few great magazines including one I really enjoy called Artful Blogging.
Do you know the magazine Where Women Create? It's a fabulous magazine devoted to artists and designers studios and homes. Check out the website here. It is edited by Jo Packham who is co-organizing the Creative Connection. I love this magazine too!
Tiffany Windsor, daughter of the famous Aleene (of Aleene's Tacky Glue fame) is sponsoring the show and is interviewing many of the teachers on her Fave Crafts Radio. I'll be interviewed on May 23rd. I'll give you a heads-up reminder closer to the day.
So many great things are happening in the world of crafts, women, and creativity! Wow!
BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.
This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.
The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.