Amazing things can happen when you have a website. People come to visit, view your portfolio, read your blog, and even leave comments.
David and I received a comment from a local guild in the San Diego area. Janet is in charge of lining up speakers for her guild in 2014. She contacted us about speaking and sharing our art quilts at their meeting in May. This will be a new venture for us and even though we are a little nervous we are also excited. I will be going through our quilts and putting together an interesting (hopefully) talk.
We had the benefit of meeting Janet and her husband at the Long Beach show. It was a great meeting, they are both very friendly, and were encouraging about our speaking engagement. As we traveled around the exhibits and the vendor area we kept bumping into them and saying Hi.
Several of our friends have experience speaking to large groups about their art and I have been picking their brains on what makes a good speaker. Now to start putting together some ideas and working on our presentation.
Friends Stacy and jo (pictured with her Maps quilt and a small corner of my quilt) were very helpful. Stacy shared some fun information on techy stuff that I am going to try to implement on my website in the future. More on that later.
Have you spoken to a group about your art? Do you have any tips or things you would do different?