I am pleased to welcome wishstudio as a Featured Sponsor today! In creator Mindy's words:
"the wishstudio is an inspiring community for creative women as well as a unique and dynamic virtual art studio. with our brand new site launching this spring (www.wishstudio.com), you will be able visit the wishstudio and take (or teach!) a class, mix and mingle with other artists and creative souls in our virtual cafe or inspiration lounge, or just stop by for a daily dose of inspiration from all the amazing women who share and contribute in this space."
About the event: "what kind of creative adventure could you go on where you had absolutely no travel expenses to pay, no accommodations to book, and you didn’t have to pack your bags and leave your family behind? the wish*full virtual art retreat, april 30 to may 2, in the wishstudio this spring! join us for this one of a kind, special online event; 3 days of art & creativity, an exclusive virtual artisan trunk show, and connecting with like minded souls right from the comfort of your own home! for an entire weekend you will be immersed in creative exploration through an exciting variety of engaging workshops brought to you by 14 amazing artists and teachers... mindy tsonas, madelyn mulvaney, susannah conway, hope wallace, lisa field elliot, christine mason miller, stacy de la rosa, penelope dullighan, lisa occopinti, leah piken kolidas, christine castro, jennifer lee,kimberly wilson, & pam garrison"
And some more words from wishstudio
SouleMama: What inspired you to start your business?
wishstudio: I' ve always been so inspired by all the creative energy here in the blog world. In my desire to make kindred creative connections, it made complete sense for me to begin bringing people together in one inspiring place. The magic and beautiful collaborative energy blossomed organically into what is now the dynamic and bustling wishstudio community!
wishstudio: I previously worked as a designer in the boutique childrens clothing industry ( before having my own kids). It was a wonderful job and a great learning experience! I then took a long break from work after the birth of my first son. I really wanted to devote my time and energy into being a stay at home mom. Now at home with my second little boy, I love having a creative outlet and a way to stay connected to other women and work that really speaks to my heart. I feel very blessed!
wishstudio: being a mom, i've found that the journey of motherhood and creativity often intertwine and overlap. by connecting with other creative moms i have discovered many universal truths and common threads. i created the wishmamas series to shine a light on some of these extraordinary stories and truths. follow along in the wishstudio with new wishmama features every month...
For today's giveaway, wishstudio is offering to ONE winner:
- a wish*full virtual art retreat prize package: a $100 wishcertificate towards any retreat package, an invitation to be a featured artist in the virtual artisan trunk show that weekend, and a special wish*full trunk show gift pack offered by one of the retreat teachers, christine mason miller which includes a signed copy of her book 'ordinary sparkling moments' and a set of her inspiring notecards!
Thank you, wishstudio!
To enter to win, leave a comment in today's post (one entry per person, please!). I'll close comments and announce the winners at 8am EST on Monday. Comments closed! The winner is:
My word for 2010 is "embrace." Oh, how I would love to embrace my creativity with other creative mamas! Thanks for the chance :)
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