Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I'm off to New Hampshire for SQUAM

I've been waiting all year for this weekend. SQUAM is an artists workshop/retreat held on Squam Lake in New Hampshire twice a year. I'll get to work with top notch illustrators, designers, artists and crafters from all over the country to help me hone and refine my voice and style through the joyful process of creative exploration.

I'm registered for three full-day workshops. And there will be some fabulous guest speakers there too. The person I'm most looking forward to meeting is Kayte Terry, who has built her career at Anthropologie and works at the epicenter of the creative hub (in that oh-so-very creative company) in their flagship Philadelphia office. She will share some insider scoop on just how they come up with those cooloi ideas for photo shoots and store displays, as well as share stories of her personal journey of carving out a thriving professional life steeped in wild creativity.

I can't believe it's finally here and now... I'm having cold feet. It's a long way to go and it has been quite an investment that I probably shouldn't be making right now. Can you tell I'm in a bit of a funk? Well, maybe this is just what I need to get me back on track and in a positive state of mind about myself, my family and my art.

So off I go! Can't wait to share what I've learned when I get back.


  1. You lucky lucky gal!!!! I am so happy for you... well you now what this means... we MUST meet up when you get back so I can pick your brain for all the good stuff! Have fun!!! :) xo -Kim

  2. Hi Melanie! It's Andrea from the "Summit" :) Your blog is great and the mixed media house pieces you've done are a-w-e-s-o-m-e. Really, your perspective is so very cool and even though you felt crazy for placing every brick in that one house, I can completely relate to getting lost in the details and think it made the whole piece fantastic. So happy to meet you :)

  3. Hi there Melanie! I ended up visiting ur blog by clicking around on google. And boy was I glad I did! Ur such an inspiration.
    This gave me lots of ideas and "I wanna do that" feelings.
    Im studying Graphic Design at Berghs School of Communication, so this was a well spent visit!

    Greetings from Stockholm, SWEDEN /Sofia Isaksson

  4. Hi Melanie,

    I love your blog. How can I get in touch with you about a possible guest post?


    Jessica Wiener

  5. Forgot my email: jessica.w@print360.com



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