This time last week we were excitedly shoving pallets of beer out of the way, sweeping floors and filling carafes of water. We were hanging festoon lights (not me, I left that to the experts) and arranging bunches of fresh herbs at place settings. We were setting the stage for another Assembly Gathering.Read More
Just popping in to let you know that the tickets for the next Assembly Gathering are now live!
I'm so excited to run this event again and bring creative women together (you can read all about the first one here)! We have so much to learn from each other and be inspired by in each others' journeys.Read More
Other working titles for this blog post have included: "How not to lose your mind and your money this Christmas", "The Mel Wiggins Guide to keeping it together and not wanting to kill people during the Christmas season" and '"OH LORD. CHRISTMAS CAN BE DRAINING". Catchy, right? This time of the year. Oh the merriment, the excitement! The parties, the presents, the rituals and traditions.Read More
A fortnight ago, in the twilight of a mild October evening, 20 creative women gathered to share food, conversation and a little creativity. The idea of what is now Assembly Gatherings is something that mulled around my head for quite some time. I love the creative community that social media, particularly Instagram has provided me with, but for me there is nothing like properly meeting people in the flesh, and hearing their voices and stories. I hoped that I wasn't alone in that desire, in needing that creative community to be propelled into real life so I thought it might be good to trial getting a small gathering of people together for an evening of simple pleasures like eating, making and chatting.Read More