Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Slow Living : A Practical Workshop




To create good content you have to live good content.

Beth Kirby, otherwise known as Local Milk, wrote that and it's absolutely perfectly true, don't you think.

This September Beth, together with Luisa Brimble and Rebekka Seale will be coming to Melbourne, to Butterland, to run a two-day, Slow Living workshop exploring creating content through food, florals, photography and textiles.

Oh. My. Goodness!! It's the dream team running a total dream-come-true workshop.




This is the little blurb on their booking site;

During our time together, we will explore the process of living the content you want to create. The first day, we will delve into the natural dye process using local, foraged plants and flowers to brighten rustic kitchen linens, and the second day we will bake wholesome pastries together. Afterward, on both days, we will workshop styling, photography, and visual story telling with the dyed textiles, flowers, baked goods, tea, and coffee. Participants will receive focused, personalized guidance in photography & styling—we will touch on camera basics, building a portfolio, creating a social media presence that resonates, prop sourcing, how to write a pitch & get published, planning photo shoots, post-processing, and more—as well as learn the practical skills of dying, floral arranging, and baking. We will share morning and afternoon teas, lunch each day, and one very special dinner. 


If you, like me, drool over these three women's instagram feeds, if you, like me, are always wanting to learn everything there is to learn about textiles and flowers and baking and styling and photography, if you, like me, would love an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the best in the biz, if you like me, cannot think of anything better than spending a few days away from home surrounded by utter beauty and like minded folk...then this is for you. It's for us. Let's go!

I've been given a ticket to the workshop but I really, really would love for some of you guys to come along and sit next to me, it'd make it so much more fun. Let's go together!

Check out Local Milk for even more gorgeous photos and details about The Slow Living Workshop here.

And book your tickets to the Melbourne workshop here.

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!!!!! It's going to be so wonderful, I can hardly wait.

Thanks Beth and Luisa for the photos. x


I hope you get loads done today my friends, our girls are back at school and I've got mountains of stuff to catch up on.

Big love

xx





25 comments:

  1. SO beautiful Kate- what a wonderful group of creatives,thanks for sharing x

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    1. I know, it just looks too beautiful for words. x

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  2. It certainly looks SUPER AMAZING!!! You will have the best time. Can't wait to hear all about it!

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    1. Hahahaha I think that was my first response too. xx

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  4. I have read about this workshop Kate...oh I would love to be part of it x

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    1. It does sound wonderful doesn't it Jane. x

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  5. I saw this the other day, what an amazing workshop completely out of my budget but it sounds awesome. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

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    1. Even just scrolling up and down the photos on their site is terrible inspiring I think. x

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  6. I would absolutely love to attend this, but the timing is all wrong for me unfortunately. What a treat it will be to hear your stories about it afterwards though. x

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    1. Oooooo I wonder where you'll be in mid September....xx

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  7. Oh I wish they were coming to NZ. Have a fabulous time. Looking forward to living it vicariously with lots of photos and anecdotes from you about it.

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    1. I hope I can do it justice, I have a feeling it's going to be huge. x

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  8. Oh my, that sounds amazing! If only I could afford it....

    On a slightly different topic (sorry very random!), the Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show is on this weekend - I was wondering if you've been to it Kate and if it's worth a 3 hour drive from a knitter's perspective? Or can anyone else tell me about it? Thanks! ;)

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    1. Hahaha, not random at all. The Bendigo show is one of my favourite times of the year.
      I blogged about it here - http://foxslane.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/all-things-wooly-winner.html#.U8W6LhZjBuY
      and here - http://foxslane.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/australian-sheep-and-wool-show-2013.html#.U8W6dBZjBuY
      For me it would definitely be worth the drive. I'm so excited!! x

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    2. Thanks Kate! Your pretty pictures were the confirmation I needed! On the train now on my way to Bendigo... Yay!

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  9. Oh Kate everything about that workshop sounds amazing! How I would love to come and sit with you (lucky you btw!) and soak in all that goodness….

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    1. It does sound so awesome Bren, wish you could come too. x

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  10. Oh if it were just a week later… Have THE BEST time!! I know you will! xx

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    1. Thanks lovely, I wish you could come too. x

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  11. Oh. Wow. How I wish I could go along to this! I think I might have to do a little at-home experiment on dyeing linen with plant pigments!

    Tegan

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  12. Oh wow, I can't wait till you come back and share all about it!

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  13. Cant wait to hear all about it! :D It's a bit beyond me financially atm, so I will live vicariously through you! XD I want details. LOTS OF DETAILS. ;D

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  14. WOW. God I would love to do that. We move back to WA the week after this workshop...it sounds so perfect xxx

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