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Posted on 08. May, 2013 by Princess Lasertron.
If you’ve been a reader or followed me on social media for much time, you know that Big Omaha is one of my most anticipated events of the year. I’ve already shared lots of thoughts on the event, its amazing speakers, and its significance to the local entrepreneurship community and my life personally, so I wanted to get myself psyched for tonight’s opening party by sharing some of my favorite memories and photos from past years.
Big Omaha’s opening party is tonight, and it’s sponsored by the wonderful and generous people at the Kauffman Foundation. It’s open to the public and I encourage you to come! I’m sure you will meet tons and tons of kind, innovative, interesting people who will inspire you to kick your own butt and get motivated about your passion project. And I’m sure I’ll be found near the photobooth.
Posted on 20. Jan, 2013 by Princess Lasertron.
I caught a little creative bug today and went to Dick Blick to pick up some supplies. I needed a new glue gun–the old, crusty, melted one I bought almost ten years ago finally bit the dust! I couldn’t believe it. I’m sure I paid like $2 for that thing. I also needed some fabric dye to finish some projects for my upcoming book. The deadlines keep coming and coming.
As a treat for me and Alice, I bought some nice-ish watercolors. I wanted to get watercolor pencils but the desire to fill those little paint pots up with water won me over and I bought two brands to try: Prang, which I remember loving in elementary school, and some Grumbacher ones just because they were made in Germany.
I decided to paint some shoes from our store because I thought I’d be able to scan them and maybe use them for a marketing campaign. Then I realized that I was working when I had intended to relax. So I painted some other pictures too and I’ll show those later, as well as the rest of the shoes I painted.
Alice is very much “quantity over quality” in her artwork these days, and she produced about 200 sheets of paper dotted with splotches and lines. She made a line and said it was me, she made a line on another page and said it was our friend Marcella, she made a scribble and said it was grandma.
I can’t wait to paint more. I found it really calming.