We are so excited that Sparkfly is launching in Victoria on November 1. The fabulous Pam Lewis is organising this evening and we will be there to support her. Here is the info on the speakers, hope to see you there!
Join us for an evening of sharing, exploration and great conversation. Prepare to find inspiration from the stories of two fabulous, creative women who have made and continue to make their mark in Victoria and beyond. We are so excited to have the following women share their stories with us. We will learn how they arrived at the place they are in, what served as a catylst for them to get there and how do they renew themselves on their journey
Owner, Artistic Director of www.rainodance.com A mulit-talented performer/teacher, Monique is incredibly passionate about the potential for the human spirit to speak through the body in motion. A teacher of Flamenco, Efunk, floor barre, Pilates and Vinyasa Yoga, Monique moves and instructs from the inside out. Awarded multiple grants from The Canada & BC Arts Councils she travels to Spain refreshing her studies with the flamenco greats. On this very special evening with Sparkfly she is going to share ways she renews her spirit through her passions of dance, choreography and connection with others. Monique will share how she renews her courageous and powerful presence and how you can awaken that in yourself.
Leslie Shewring relocated back to Victoria from Los Angeles recently. She went to the U.S. to earn a degree in Architecture and Interior Design. Immediately after finishing school, Leslie had the opportunity to team up with a manufacturing and distributing company. Collaborating together, Leslie developed, designed, and handled packaging direction for many products sold in major retailers throughout North America. Although she loved her job, the deadlines, cross-country travel, and long trips to Asia did not fit with her ideal of family life. When Leslie had her first child 6 years ago, she stepped away. Now most of her days are spent with her two little kids, or in her home studio where she paints, collages, styles, and photographs. Leslie shares her creative projects on her blog A Creative Mint and she also authors a popular monthly column on the blog Decor8 called Color Me Pretty. In the past, Leslie has teamed up with Holly Becker to teach Blogging Your Way, a popular e-course that ran twice a year. Sensing a need to renew her creativity, she took a step back from blogging this year to pursue opportunities that were a result of her online presence. Not only is she publishing her first book through Chronicle Books on flowers and decorating, she is launching a line of textiles which will be coming out in the new year.
During the evening, Leslie will share in her authentic and accessible way how the world of social media can be a place to renew’s one spirit and explore creativity if done with intention. She has built a large online community through her blog, pinterest and instagram that has led to renewed creativity in her own life as well as others. She will share about her commitment to practice creativity in small ways everyday in order nourish herself.
For more information and tickets please go to our Eventbrite page here.