At the end of my conversation with Julie Goldsberry about her Operation Refrigerator last week, she asked me if I had been in touch with Crystal Reynolds.
I met Crystal last year at Creative Freelancer Conference but hadn't heard from her in a while. So I reached out and a whirlwind followed that resulted in this video interview about how far she's come since last year and what she's looking forward to at CFC this year.
Since I left Sally's keynote session at the Chicago HOW conference I 2011, I came home a 'new woman'. I found my passion and those who know me have commented on the energy I create when I talk about HOW. In fact a printer I work in town here with even asked if this HOW thing is some kind of 'cult' because of the intensity of my transformation.
I am a strong believer in if you say you will do something - then you do it. No excuses. So I started pursing a personal creative project that turned from a scrapbook of experiences and wisdom into what will be the Creatives' Cupboard magazine. Since June I have kept in touch with those people I met weekly via Google + Hangout. As well as connected with speakers interviewing them about HOW and the speaking experience - as well as other attendees' and what their own experiences were from attending HOW.
I have always been a visual person and not one who likes to read much but to get the message out I started a blog at www.creativescupboard.com where I have been posting my interviews and local creative connections and stories. There is one video which I summarized what my project is about while I was interviewing Cami Travis-Groves at: http://wp.me/pXFIf-3p
Locally I realized that there are plenty of inspiring creatives in my own back yard. So I began my Creatives' Lunch monthly get together event. Connecting creatives over a meal. Everyone who has attended has been appreciative of the opportunity to get out of the home office and even the corporate office to connect with other creatives. In fact - these connections have led to collaborating together on client projects for a few so far. These stories can be viewed on my blog site as well at www.creativescupboard.com
Talk about inspiring...this is what's possible when you get in a room with 600 creative people with an agenda!
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