Sometimes we build a dream and get a little stuck in the process. Sometimes we need just a bit of nurturing along the way. Over the last few weeks in my online mentoring sessions, I have had the sheer pleasure of helping to offer guidance to some pretty incredible Women. While each of their stories may be different, they all share characteristics of creativity, desire and passion. But the most important quality that they share is that they all have taken action toward their ultimate life goals. My role is to further develop and inspire these talented Women into achieving their full potential. I have no doubt in my mind that each of them will suceed.
So what do you do on a cold snowy day when you just want to stay inside? You craft paper arrows! I made these using basic supplies that I had on hand.
On the heels of the successful Shine Workshop for Creative Entrepreneurs that I organized last Novemeber and the requests to do more
One-On-One Shine Mentoring Sessions
1-2 hour personalized guidance by phone or Skype
For all the details and to schedule your own Mentoring Session
Last year I was shopping at one of my favorite antique shows and found a beautiful vintage hand tied quilt. I showed it to my friend Renee Nanneman and she thought it would be perfect to reproduce the fabric for her Need'l Love Quilt Company. Soon Renee and her team at Andover Fabrics designed an entire line called Chateau Chambray based on the quilt. I recently received a box of the fabric from Renee and it is simply wonderful!
You just never know where one of those Vintage Treasures you find might end up!
The Giveaway Is Now Closed
Congratulations to the Winners!
Kim Leggett~City Farmhouse
It's here! Matthew Mead's Holiday: Hundreds of simple ways to CREATE, DECORATE and CELEBRATE~ 256 pages of beautiful images, projects and recipes~
Lastly, It was an honor to work with Matthew and Jenny Mead on this article along with Deb and Amy. My heart will forever smile:)
Over the last couple of years, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to mentor fellow Creative Entrepreneurs to Reach For The Stars.
Giving them a Spark of inspiration to help their business SHINE.
I am excited to announce that I’m hosting a one day SHINE WORKSHOP in Kansas City, Missouri at my farmhouse.
The one day event will be filled with engaging ideas and inspiration provided by our featured guests,
Amy Barickman, Deb Dusenberry, Karla Nathan and your host, Carol Spinski.
As authors, business owners, designers, photographers, publishers and stylists we will share our combined expertise and talents to help your creative business SHINE.
9 – 9:30 am Morning coffee, muffins and introductions.
9:30 – 11:00 Carol Spinski: Tips and resources to help your creative business sparkle.
11 – 12:00 Karla Nathan: Make and take ornament. Topic: Blogging and how to do online classes/tutorials.
12 – 1:00 Lunch~Hosted by Carol Spinski & Karla Nathan
1 – 2:30 Amy Barickman- Expanding your creative business.
2:30 – 4:00 Deb Dusenberry- Making your brand shine; display, graphics, store front, web presence.
4:00- 5:00 Carol Spinski- Photography tips for marketing and web. Stylized photo shoot using the make and take ornament from Karla and other props.
Only 15 openings available. $125 for the day
Email: CSpinski@aol.com for reservations and Paypal invoice will be sent. Non-refundable payment
Repurposing vintage is HOT right now! Actually the whole concept of taking a found object and making it into something decorative or useful has been around for years. As a young married back in the 80's, I remember taking round metal cheese graters and putting them over candles to create primitive ambience for my kitchen table. Anything I could find cheap at Flea Markets or Tag Sales was not immune to my artistic redo's. Still to this day when I'm out vintage hunting I'm usually trying to visualize how I can creatively use a treasure I pick up.
Such was the case with my recent find~
I bought this white metal piece from an Antique dealer friend who told me it had been an Amish stove at one time. Just perfect to use as a "make do" wine cooler to hold bottles of wine I thought. There were empty holes in the top that once held the stove burners so I had to find containers to fit the spaces. I used three metal sapp buckets and placed them into the holes and created my repurposed wine cooler. I had a recent BBQ party in my backyard and it was quite the hit of the night~
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