Last month the Brand Market Workshop came to town. And I had a golden ticket.
It was great. More than great. It was downright impressive. I was ecstatic happy at the chance to go, but I really didn’t have a firm idea of what to expect. I knew the basic idea behind the workshop and that I would certainly leave with way more knowledge, but it was even better than I’d imagined.
I didn’t realize that spaces were limited, so I was pleasantly surprised to find a small intimate group gathering when I arrived. And I was all smiles when I recognized a couple of friends and also Megan Gilger who I’ve followed on The Fresh Exchange + Wild Measure for some time. You NEED to see her Instagram if you’re hiding under a rock somewhere. Likewise, her photographer hubby, Mike, has a nice one too. They were both so sweet + insightful!
Anna’s blog, In Honor of Design, and her IG are also check-out musts. She’s the mastermind behind the workshop. Her, Megan, + Mike were a powerhouse trio leading our group for the day — the workshop was fantastically informative + inspiring. I took lots of notes and have been referencing my workbook since.
Also, swoon over this swag for a bit…
This tote sums up my beliefs pretty perfectly. Thank you Off Switch for the words + the bag!
You can see there’s a bit of a theme, yes? Rules to live/work by: be nice. Also, be bold. And work hard. That part is important too.
And don’t forget to play hard from time to time as well. Thanks White Whale for the mixer. Someone pass the gin.
Thanks to all of the handmakers + designers that contributed to these great bags of goodies: Be Kind Totes: Off Switch Shop | Necklaces: Shop Rkitekt | Be Bold Banners: Sharp Tooth Studio | Cord Tacos: This is Ground | Bracelets: Mes2PetitesEtoiles | Leather Keychains: Son of a Sailor | Prints: Jenny Highsmith Lettering | Raleigh Maps: The Flappers Feather | Candles: Good Girl Come Back | Temp Tattoos: Tattly | Hand Stitched Cards: George & Olivia | Jotters: 45 Wall Designs | Ink Pens: Jet Pens | Scarves: Three Bird Nest | Hand Painted Mugs: Creations by Meryl
Just one more of this nifty tote because should all set out to be kind, work hard, + give thanks. Thanks, Brand Market! You guys rocked it.