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Craftcation 2014: Lookit at What I Found!

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I made this flying to CA — a little pre- conference ya-ya exorcism.

I recently attended Craftcation, a kind-of make-your-art-your-business conference held in Ventura, CA. I almost didn’t go — it was a 5-day long conference, plus travel, babysitter (at home), and other expenses — a hefty trip! And I wasn’t sure what I’d find there.

Woah.

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Me and Heather Arndt at Craftcation 2014

I found a renewal of sisterhood friendship.

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RubyShea = art by Emily Cline

I found RubyShea‘s new brand.

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Morning hike.

I found gorgeous morning hikes in my beloved California hills.

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Me and Michelle E. Black of RePurposed

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Erin Dollar (Cotton and Flax) and I

I found more like-minded crazy artists like myself.

I found fun, smart, artistic businesses and blogs that thrive!

  • *Agapantha (gorgeous, handmade jewelry)
  • *Cotton and Flax (cute handmade pillows)
  • *KP Werker (Writer, editor of “Make it Mighty Ugly” –how to embrace the ugly side of your business)
  • *Makes and Takes (super user-friendly, fun activities for kids)
  • *ManMadeDIY (blog for crafty DIY-kinda men)
  • *PapernStitch (a pretty blog about DIY making and crafting)
  • *RePurposed and MishkaBlack by Michelle E. Black (vintage-y, handmade photos printed on wood)
  • *Salvage Life (vintage and new clothing and accessories — and kick a** help with branding!)

And then I found myself rushing home to a sick little guy who missed his mommy almost as much as she missed him.

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My sick lil’ guy.

And I’m sure I’ll find myself there again next year, with my business thriving!

 

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