A few months ago some folks who I've met in person and online reached out to me to ask if I was interested in help organize a virtual event, and also speak at said event. I enthusiastically responded, especially in March, with most of my work projects at the time being cancelled or put on hold I felt like I had time to commit to helping. I might have underestimated my time though because now all of a sudden I'm a stay at home/work mom of 3 and have been successful at some of my outreach for digital graphic recording, I got a bit busy! Nevertheless I was happy to help where I could, in the organizing of the event. The event was called Let's Sketch Tech and was a virtual event held on Saturday May 16, 2020. It celebrated all things doodly and tech!
There was a wicked awesome line-up of folks who took part and spoke. I watched Nicole Majeske's workshop/talk on 'Zine your new passion project' It was so awesome. I definitely want to put my ideas to paper in this format in the future. I've never really done any zine stuff before but I love the idea of it. If this visual has peaked your interest - feel free to watch it here!
At the last second I decided that if I was going to allow people to enter my brain for the hour they could learn additional things about me. I put in a creepy Christmas photo of my family as well as this visual:
I didn't know how popular this image was going to be with folks. I'm a mindset junkie and how I have worked to change my beliefs and how I look at the world is really important to me. I'm glad I took a minute to speak about this notion of believing in your skills and that they are worthy of compensation. This image was, I think, the most shared and retweeted image of my whole presentation - who knew!
Feel free to grab a tea, coffee or lemonade and watch my talk here: