Ack! What a whirlwind May-June it has been! I was fully engrossed in a conference I was coordinating called MoSo, which is a mobile/social (plus many more things) conference held annually in Saskatoon, SK. What fun it was. 🙂
I met SO many amazing people, we had speakers fly in from all over North America and even though it rained the entire time and things weren’t always 100% perfect I feel extremely happy and proud of the event. We had such a fantastic team of committee members and volunteers to pull it together in the months leading up to MoSo, it is easy when you are attending a conference to forget about how much work it takes to put something like this together. I can assure you, many 1:00 and 2:00am nights were had! That being said we are already planning for 2014 and it is going to be even better! #moso2013
I have dropped the blogging ball! Jumping back on the wagon though, I really enjoy my blog. Furthering my passions via education this past year has been something I have been focusing on in my spare time, which has sometimes meant long days and studying over lunch hours at work. Right now I am involved in a three week workshop through Queens University all about online branding strategy and it has been great! It is with Sidneyeve Matrix and I have had the pleasure of studying in three of her classes so far and have had such a great experience delving into the world of digital media and strategy. Above is one of the assignments we have had to do so far, an interactive resume using ‘Vizify’. Lots of fun, such a great site to use, and lots of flexibility to make it unique to you. Hope you enjoy my vizify profile, let me know if you have one of your own — I would love to see more!
My friend Lisa and I visited the Flock and Gather Craft Collective’s ‘Winter Wonders’ Handmade Market (now thats a mouthful!) this morning and what a treat that was! Sometimes when you hear ‘craft market’ your first instinct is to picture sweet older ladies and their knitting wares or perhaps assortments of woodworking projects but this market was soooo much more than that! (Not to say that a market like that isn’t wonderful, I have went to many!)
From the minute we walked in we were enchanted by the creative booths setup all around. Everyone we talked to was so friendly and ready to share stories about their businesses or explain how their products were made. We were in love! From beautiful jewellery to air plant gardens to button earrings to knitted dino hats for babies to even funky nail polish they had everything! We both ended up with little air plant gardens, I found a great ring, she found some gorgeous button earrings and we left with some crafting inspiration for sure! Christmas present shopping? They had a one stop shop! However, if you miss the market today be sure to check out their blog and keep up-to-date on future craft markets: http://flockandgather.blogspot.ca/