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    New event recording now online: Kitiya Palaskas


    Earlier this year, craft-based designer Kitiya Palaskas invited us into her colourful world and shared her fascinating career story to our audience in Melbourne. The recording of that event is available in audio form over today at the podcasts page!

    Hear how this self-described ‘crazy craft lady’ worked her way through a number of roles at companies such as Etsy and Family Circle, to build her own following and reputation as a highly-creative solo business lady (but not without a few bumps along the way). And be sure to stick around for her tips for avoiding ‘overwhelm’ in a heavily visual and competitive world.

    Event recordings are accessible to Members only. Support CWC and join or renew today!


    {Event photo by Martina Gemmola}

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    Conversations with Creative Women: Volume Two – a big thank you…

    What a weekend! Conversations with Creative Women: Volume Two was officially launched, and good fun was had by all.


    The Launch!

    We raised $500 for Seven Women via our mammoth raffle, and our taste buds were tantalised thanks to our generous sponsors Ben Haines Wine, Two Birds Brewing and Sweet Valentyne.


    Big thanks to our sponsors Good Grace and Humour for their beautiful floral display – it really made the space at Albert St Studios come alive! And extra high fives to my helpers on the night – Martina Gemmola, Caroline Kennon, Liz Ickiewicz, Sarah Chapman, Sean Box and Amy Vuleta.


    So now, with the book officially ‘launched’, where can you find it? Well, apart from purchasing online, the following retailers have copies for sale in their lovely stores:


    Shelley Panton
    440 Malvern Road,
    Prahran VIC
    (03) 9533 9003

    Pieces of Eight Gallery / Edition X
    28 Russell Place
    Melbourne VIC
    (03) 9663 3641

    31 Flinders Lane
    Melbourne VIC
    03 9650 7775


    Aspects of Kings Park
    Fraser Avenue
    West Perth WA
    (08) 9480 3900


    380 Cleveland Street
    Surry Hills NSW
    02 8068 2813


    19 Browning St
    West End, Brisbane Qld
    (07) 3255 3589


    Booked at North Adelaide
    North Adelaide Shopping Village
    81 O’Connell Street
    North Adelaide SA
    phone: 08 8361 9866

    So pop in store and pick up one for your special creative lady friend for Christmas :)

    Pre-orders posted

    Thanks again to everyone who pre-ordered a copy of the book… if you’re based in Australia you should have received your copy by now, and if you’re international it has been posted and is on its way.

    eBook now available


    One last thing… if you’re so inclined you can also get Volume Two as an eBook for your iPad, Kindle or as a PDF. Save a tree, save storage space, save money! Ebooks are only available via our online store.

    Posted by: Tess McCabe
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    Our book launch raffle prize pack. Wowsers.

    If you follow CWC on social media, you’re probably well aware of this by now. But it begs repeating: tomorrow night we officially launch Conversations with Creative Women: Volume Two!

    It’s shaping up to be a fun night to mingle with the local creative community and celebrate the work of the 30 women involved in the book.

    I’ve been overwhelmed by the response to my call out for donations to the raffle which will be held on the night, profits of which will go to an fantastic not-for-profit organisation called Seven Women.


    There will be three prize packs comprising a selection of the following…

    One ticket to Unleash Creative Melbourne  — Stationery package from The Hungry Workshop —Ceramic set by Cone 11 Ceramics — Greeting card set by Gabby Malpas — Lunch for two at Miss Jackson cafe — Photo print by Kirsten Bresciani — Cygnet Tunic by Jack of Diamonds —  Earrings by Liz Ickiewicz — Framed art print by Jasmine Mansbridge — Necklace by Shuh Lee — Stools by Gratton Design — Tea towel by Pinch River — Earrings by Maryann Talia Pau  — Lamp by Reduxr — Necklace by Tote — Ceramic vessel by Ichimu — Two cushions by Unearth Co —Personal styling session with Sarah Egan  — Interior design consultation with Siobhan Donoghue — Scented candle by Murphy & Daughters — Two cushions by Balala — Handmade journal by Kitty Baroque — Earrings by Polli — Subscription to The Owner Builder Magazine

    Thank you so much to everyone who generously donated!

    We will also have books for sale at the launch, packaged in the limited edition Frankie & Swiss/Emily Green/Catherine Campbell/Lara Cameron fabric wraps. It will be your last chance to get one of these, if you missed the pre-order special offer. Note though that all sales will be cash only!

    Here are the details for the launch again:

    Friday 15 November
    87-89 Albert Street, Brunswick
    (entry via laneway)

    So bring your friends and partners, and if you have a spare minute, please RSVP.

    See you there!

    Extra thanks to our awesome book launch sponsors: Ben Haines WineTwo Birds BrewingSweet ValentyneGood Grace & HumourGratton DesignThe Public Studio and Tribe Communications.

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    You’re invited to our next event!

    The last of our speaker events for 2013 has been almost a year in planning, and we can finally announce it. It features a guest speaker you have probably heard quite a bit about this year on the creative business grapevine: Clare Bowditch!

    Clare is a multi-passionate creative woman: award-winning musician, writer, creative-business coach, social commentator and actor. She has performed in front of hundreds of thousands of people over her career and is a passionate supporter of artists and creatives bringing their ideas to the marketplace. To this end, this year she launched Big Hearted Business - a platform to teach creative people about business and business people about creativity – the success of which has astounded her.

    You can learn a bit about Big Hearted Business at their website, or via this little story from ABC TV a few weeks ago (also featuring CWC Full Member and letterer extraordinaire, Carla Hackett!).


    Join us on Sunday 20 October to hear Clare’s career story and the lessons she has learned along the way… it’s sure to be a thoroughly energising presentation!

    We are also excited to be partnering with the good folks at both Gratton Design and Good Grace & Humour who are adding some lovely touches to this event.

    Tickets and other relevant details are on our Upcoming Events page.

    Hope to see you there!

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