money. let’s talk about it, girls.

I love this work by Hanna von Goeler, and it just so happens to be a perfect intro into this bit of news I have for you.

So, as most of you know {I hope!} the Girl Crush workshops + tea parties are underway! San Fransisco¬†{with Lisa Congdon} happened last Saturday, Seattle {with Tif Fussell} in May is almost full… but the rest only have two or three sign-ups. I did a little survey and realized that $275 was just too much money for most people in this economy. In San Francisco I used almost all of the money to put the event together {there was a little bit left over, and since I never intended these workshops as a way for me to make money, I am donating it to Southern Exposure, an arts center in San Fransisco that supports emerging artists.} Most of the money went into the tea party part of the event {which was amazingly delicious!!}, but after talking with all of the women that attended, the most important part of the day was actually meeting each other, hearing Lisa Congdon’s story/experiences, and breaking through a bunch of our insecurities/artist blocks. And so, I’m going to lower the price in all of the cities. YAY! My plan was to make them the same price in every city {seems fair, right?}, but the price will be determined by the sponsors we are able to get in each city. I didn’t go the sponsorhip route in San Francisco, but should have. I’m going to work more closely with the host artist/venue to see what we can do about having a lovely tea party {it still has to be fancy – pizza and plastic cups just won’t cut it I’m afraid!}, at a lower cost to you.

Here’s the thing {heart currently on sleeve}, I just really want these workshops to happen. San Fransisco was amazing! All of us got so much out of it, including a whole bunch of new friends/creative cheerleaders… who doesn’t need a few more of those in their life, right? Right!

Anyway, thank you for listening… I hate talking about money! As I work with each city, I’ll let you know what the prices have been changed to, and exactly what you’ll be getting at each workshop. Stay tuned! xo






comments (12)

  1. jac & margie /// 03.16.2012 /// 4:12pm

    thanks for talking about this – surely not the easiest subject to broach but helpful for event planners + thoughtful to readers and fans

  2. Sandra /// 03.16.2012 /// 4:24pm

    Money is tricky to talk about -especially as women for some reason. It shouldn’t be! Good idea and great transparency…

  3. the jealous curator /// 03.16.2012 /// 4:47pm

    Yes it is… why I wonder?!
    Thanks Sandra – we’ll make all of these happen. After SF I want to do this everywhere!!! ; )

  4. Cariann /// 03.16.2012 /// 5:34pm

    Save up for this ladies, it’s worth every penny! Skip Starbucks for a few weeks and that Brazilian wax for the month and you can totally afford to go. It’s life changing, seriously!

  5. the jealous curator /// 03.16.2012 /// 6:14pm

    ha! that’s hilarious cariann… and thank you ; )

  6. Rachelle Mee-Chapman /// 03.16.2012 /// 7:27pm

    Oh, thank you! I’ve been biting my lip and twisting my hands trying to decide if I can swing the Seattle event. I’ll keep my eye on the prices, whilst at the same time encouraging you to make sure the energetic/money exchange is right-fit for supporting YOUR important work as well!

  7. the jealous curator /// 03.16.2012 /// 8:08pm

    thanks rachelle… we’re working on the price this weekend for seattle, and should have something sorted out by next week ; )

  8. E Katz /// 03.16.2012 /// 8:30pm

    I’ll be watching for Seattle as well… THANKS!

  9. Melanie /// 03.18.2012 /// 5:13am

    You HAVE to come to Seattle. The End

  10. the jealous curator /// 03.18.2012 /// 8:43am

    i know! i’m trying!!! : )

  11. tiffanie /// 03.18.2012 /// 9:52pm

    I agree with Cariann! Worth every penny!

    That said, I understand that times are tight. I know you’ll find a way to make it happen in all the cities, Danielle, and if there is anything I can do to help, let me know! I can’t wait to hear how the next one goes. xoxo

  12. the jealous curator /// 03.19.2012 /// 7:40am

    Thank you! xoxo