I’m so excited! I just signed up to attend “The Maker’s Summit,” an all-day business conference on Feb. 2, 2013 for creatives, sponsored by Indie Craft Parade in Greenville, SC. (The Indie Craft Parade takes place in September.) Speakers include Stephen Fraser (founder, Spoonflower), Grace Kang (founder, Pink Olive and RetailRecipes.com) and Kimm Alfonso (Etsy, community outreach).
It’s only a couple hours away from my home in Georgia, so within striking distance, even during a busy weekend on my end. My husband and I met at/graduated from Furman University in Greenville a few moons ago, and our daughter is there now. Back in the day, downtown was not really any kind of destination spot! I loved the art museum, but the rest in my memory was just kind of industrial terrain to stay away from.
Now the city is a vibrant tourist destination, with a gorgeous park at the waterfall, many fine restaurants and unique boutiques, horse-drawn carriages, art galleries, and character galore. We love going up there!
I look forward to connecting with other artists and creative indie business owners. In fact, I stumbled upon a comment on an Etsy blog about this conference from an Etsy shop owner who lives in the Atlanta area. So we’ve already exchanged cell phone numbers and plan to meet up. :0)
It this conference is calling you, too, click on the logo above to learn more. Happy Creating!