Saturday morning saw me flapping about in an attempt to gather my things for a last minute journey to Etsy Success. I managed to remember everything, except the camera.
(so here is a picture of my kids, doing what they do. They are awesome with their crazy antics)
The conference was held at The Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay. It was lovely to be there amongst so many spots, stripes and leopard prints worn by totally fruity artists and crafters. A far cry from the crowd I'm used to mingling with at the art gallery - I didn't once have to ask 'Have you got your Visual Arts Diary, Did you bring you pencil, Can I have your permission slip, where are your school shoes, you know you can't attend in those'.
So very civilised. We were even offered harbour side drinks at the end of the day- very different from my past life as a high school Visual Arts teacher.
Many of the sessions were informative and interesting but the highlight for me was being taught by the dynamic Valerie Khoo of the Sydney Writers Centre. Her brain is a goldmine and she shared her tips on how to engage your audience both in person and online.
My notebook is filled with scribbles from each of the sessions and over the next couple of days i'll share them with you. We learnt about photography, PR and Media, Building a creative community and Styling for product shoots.
What did you do this weekend?