WOW! A week has gone by since the Diamond Jubilee! Leading up to the event there has been lots of memorabilia. Here are my two favorite pieces…
Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee by Gemma Milly~ featured on the Sunday Times Magazine
Jubilee Scarf by Hobbs
I have also been working on my own Jubilee piece – more to come in part two! For now, I have two new pieces – Regal in her own right, The Duchess of Cambridge. After seeing a picture of Kate in a stunning green Jenny Packham dress I knew I had to draw it.
The event room was laid out with rows of white tables which were dotted with glass vases housing sweet paper flowers. I made sure I landed a good seat and plumed for the front row like a geek! Before the forum kicked off, there was time for a little shopping and soon found reason to reach for my purse! I bought a couple of cards as a little momento and something for my scrap book.
The three speakers were Alice Rebecca Potter, Emma Block and Rachel Lewis. Each speaker presented a powerpoint presentation detailing their experiences in the industry, examples of their work and provided useful tips for success. The overwhelming theme running through each presentation was the importance of creating an online presence to not only showcase a portfolio but generate exposure by using social media and blogging as an extension of your personality and work. The forum’s last chapter consisted of a Q&A which provided interesting topics such as breaches of copyright and knowing the value of your work.
I found the whole event extremely insightful and would like to thank Shipshape Studio for producing such a brilliant event. I will definitely keep my ears to the ground to ensure I make the next one!
Beautiful setting – if Hammersmith was our home, this would definitely be our local