Way back at our May Stitch & Hoot, a new friend Emma and I were talking about how great it would be to have a group for women makers and artists whose sole function was to fully support each member creatively, and also help each other navigate branding, social media, marketing, and general business best practices… each member having the opportunity to be both student and teacher. I fell asleep that night thinking about where we could find such a group locally, actually I’d been thinking about it for a while. Apparently Emma had been thinking about it too. When I woke up the next morning I knew we needed to start one and I couldn’t wait to talk to her about it. We made plans to meet for lunch and talk about our vison for the group, and the rest as they say, is history (or more to the point, herstory).
Since our very first meeting I can honestly say I leave each dinner feeling so encouraged and ready to learn more and do good work. We are all pushing each other to do things sooner than we would have on our own, like deciding to share a booth at the Elgin Hogeye Festival with only 60 days to create product and get our act together. Being part of this amazing group of talented and brilliant women is both humbling and inspiring. I always look forward to sharing our dreams, failures, and successes over dinner.
She Creates Union is:
Bean & Noodle (yours truly)
If you’re in the central Texas area, look for She Creates Union next weekend at the Elgin Hogeye Festival.
If you’re a local woman maker/artist who’d like to join us, please let us know. You can ask for an invite on our Facebook group, or leave me a comment. We’d love to invite you to our November meeting.
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