With Just under 2 weeks to go until doors close on enrolment onto our June #WWCweekend creative business retreat weekend, now is the time for those of you curious about our wonderful event but not sure if its the right for you to take a little time to sit back and think about the future of your creative business
This week I was asked to share the craft creative business 'expert' side of my business journey which pushed me straight out of my comfort zone into the company of a group of (id say after only spending a couple of hours with them) some of the most talented craftswomen and creative business owners in the UK right now.
As things really start to heat up here at the WWC studio (aka my home office) and I am battling with all kinds of overwhelming highs at some huge bucket list moments and personal realisations as well as business breaks through AHA moments and doubts about my path plus a hint of burnout - something exciting pops up to shine a little light...
A few weeks ago I was over the moon (and a little nervous) to be invited to take part in an international interview series curated by Golden Pine Creative founder Tirzah Forrester in which she has been talking to small business owners all over the globe about creativity and their experiences of combining the two.
I know I am more than likely preaching to choir here, because no doubt those of you reading this who have already had experience of running creative projects, events and creative businesses as part of your career path will have often had times within that when you felt just this way. Like you no longer fit into the business that you have spent years working towards and creating around yourself.
This fortnight we welcome Silkie Lloyd to the WWC fold. Silkie, designer, curator IG genius and community champion is (along with her partner) the founder of The Forge Bristol. Probably the most beautiful studio space i've had the pleasure of visiting and which we will be hosting the first #WWCweekend at this coming June.
This fortnight I am thrilled to be able to introduce to you Lola Hoad aka LH Design & One Girl Band. Many of you will already know of Lola and her empowering women in business meet ups she holds in Brighton AND even more excitingly you will have seen her open the OGB studio space in the past couple of weeks!
This week Emma Nicol of Re:Done furniture talks to us about her journey from London arts educator through becoming a mum into working hard to create her dream business. How her experience of there never being a right time to start a creative business but that passion, sheer will, dedication and community can help you break through the boundaries along the way!
Meet Claire, the founder and change maker behind Thrive Hypnotherapy. Like many women who create in business, Claire has several intertwined strings to her expertise bow and shines in all of them. Thrive Hypnotherapy has one very important ethos; to provide, a supportive, safe environment for you to grow and thrive from.
Meet Planted aka YBF nominees Gabriella and Molly, two home cooks with a shared love of all things foodie. Their cooking is all about naturally healthy, seasonal, plant based ingredients that make you feel amazing. And they will be cooking up a storm at the first WWC Weekend plus joining our panel Q&A session on the Sunday to chat all things creative women in business in our changing world of work.