time to say good-bye to Ventura and Craftcation

I'm a little sad today because it's the last day of Craftcation here in Ventura.  

Nichole and Delilah put on this spectacular event.  Craftcation was a three day indie business & DIY workshop conference.  It was a retreat to inspire, network and build upon the independent craft business community.  The objective was to ignite the entrepreneurial business spirit, strengthen skills and abilities of both seasoned business owners and newcomers to indie craft businesses.  It's was opportunity to network, communicate and share with peers...in three words...IT WAS AMAZING!
{reference:  Craftcation Site}

I've enjoyed the location...the beach has been breathtaking.  This was my view each morning.  The meeting was held mainly at the Crown Plaza Ventura - however we had lunch at City Hall, and the first  night hosted dinner was held at the Ventura fairgrounds.  The city of Ventura welcomed us with open arms!

I tried to walk along the beach each morning.  The fresh air was great.  But the time difference  - well that is another story...we were up each day at 4AM, so there was plenty of time to enjoy the mornings.

There was also time for lots of networking, each night something fun was planned.  From a hosted BBQ dinner to wine tasting to build your own non-alcholic spritzer bar.  And DIY crafts were everywhere.

I actually took the trolley tour of Ventura and also the food tour - touring several small businesses in the community.  It was amazing!  Touring, meeting with small businesses and studio owners has been simply inspiring!  Stay turned for that post - I can't wait to share!  

Austin, I'm on my way back, see you soon!

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