Next up in our creative connect-a-thon is knitter and crafty lady extraordinaire Vickie Howell. Look for Vickie at Creative Connection… read below to find out some of the stops she’ll be making. Or just look for the highly fashionable gal in platforms and pjs!
Name: Vickie Howell
Book: Craft Corps: Celebrating the Creative Community, One Story at a Time
Traveling from: Austin, TX
What are you most excited about the event?
I think I’m most looking forward to just being surrounded by the creative spirit. I know that sounds cheesy, but few things are as inspiring as time spent with a group of crafty people!
What is the best part of being able to connect with other entrepreneurial women?
Being an entrepreneur in any business requires at least a little bit of creativity, but when the business itself is creative, the possibilities are endless. I’ve found that being around other women on similar paths–brain-storming, sharing stories and swapping tips–is an invaluable tool for drawing out those possibilities and turning them into something exciting.
What classes and panels are you attending or giving?
The first event I’m attending is the Welcome Dinner where Amy Butler will be speaking. I interviewed her for my book Craft Corps and found her absolutely delightful, so I can’t wait to meet her in person! I’ll also be signing copies of the aforementioned book at the pre-dinner party. Oh but wait, there’s more! I’m honored to be speaking on the panel (alongside my buds, Cathie Filian & Kathy Cano-Murillo) at the Women Entrepreneur lunch. Later that evening, I’m swinging by the Where Women Create event; then topping off the evening at Tiffany Windsor’s Pajama Party. Somewhere in there I think I have another Craft Corps signing, then the rest of the time I plan to save for shopping at the Handmade Market!
What color are your pajamas (for the pajama party)?
White with retro-inspired owls. Oh man, as I type this I realize I should have bought slippers, too. Oh well, guess I’ll be sporting pjs with platforms!