There were so many wonderful highlights to our first Furniture Painting Business Tips Cruise.
I truly felt like I was learning from every person in the room. We had 21 attendee's from all across the United States; Washington, North Dakota, Indiana, New York, Texas, Virginia, Utah, Montana, Nevada and Arizona! Such an amazing group of very talented furniture painting artisans in all aspects of the business. Shop owners, booth owners, and at home-business entrepreneurs.
We all have our strengths and it was so good to hear different questions, advice, solutions, suggestions on just about every topic in the furniture painting industry. We spent three days in our "Seminar at Sea - Painting in Paradise" discussing website development, spray painting tips, making extra money running workshops, how to deal with stress, identifying period furniture pieces, staging for scroll-stopping photo's, how to sell on Facebook, what brush to use, shipping nightmares, how to become a retailer of a line of chalky paint, branding our business... and so much more.
We also enjoyed three beautiful Caribbean destination ports. Highlights of the cruise were networking and making new friends, seeing amazing islands, holding monkeys, riding a horse on the beach, snorkeling in the beautiful Caribbean waters, cave tubing in the jungle, visiting ancient ruins, watching water tornadoes, and enjoying all of the great amenities of our beautiful ship, the Carnival Vista.
A special thank you goes to those who really helped make this event happen:
Michelle David and Mina Lancaster of 2 Chicks and Toolbelt became the backbone of this event. They supported, contributed, presented, and became best friends in the process. Thanks to them we had some amazing drawing gifts!