Protest Sign Ideas for Women's March - Part 2

I've been over whelmed with the support for my Protest Sign Ideas for Women's March designs these last few days. It's been nutty! Today the blog post for Protest Sign Ideas had 1,000 visitors. What I'm most encouraged by though is that over a thousand people care about our future as a country and want their voices heard this coming Saturday . A friend suggested one more poster and it was too good not to share. The new poster has been added to the others and can be downloaded here.  I'll be marching in Providence this Saturday! Where will you be? Go out there and be heard!

*and again all the usual jazz- All images belong E.Campanella Studios and are to be used for personal use only. If you do share them ( and I hope you will ) please just credit me or tag me on instagram @ecampanellastudios . If you do end up marching with my sign, I would love love love to see it!

Protest Sign Ideas for the Women's March

Protest Sign Ideas for the Women's March have been on my mind this week.  Like a lot people, these last few months have left me feeling powerless and angry. But I've also used this time to reevaluate what I can do, how to move forward and use this time as a call to action in my life. I spent yesterday brainstorming possible Protest Sign Ideas for the Women's March this coming Saturday. I'm not able to go to DC but I'm excited to participate in my local RI one. I actually had a lot of fun! Something about the little one off projects can be the ones where great ideas just pour out of you. Here's are the Protest Sign Ideas for the Women's March I came up with. I also am including this link to all of the images shown here for your own use*. Please consider going to your local march this coming Saturday. There's a lot of scary change coming to this country and I truly believe that all of our voices matter. Go out and make yours heard.

 

*all the usual jazz- All images belong E.Campanella Studios and are to be used for personal use only. If you do share them ( and I hope you will ) please just credit me or tag me on instagram @ecampanellastudios . If you do end up marching with my sign, I would love love love to see it!

Celebrating new connections! A post Lady Project Summit party.

We've all been there. You meet a new kick-#ss person at a large event, exchange cards, and tell each other you'll talk soon. Chances are that business card will just end up in a drawer with the rest of your lost connections. When you go to an event like the Providence Lady Project Summit, almost everyone is someone you want to keep in touch with. That's why myself, Jenny Faw of Dibzy and Corrine Hurshe of Corinne Hursh Events started brainstorming a fun way to follow up with the great women we met at the summit. Last wednesday we hosted cocktail party at Jenny's beautiful loft space in Providence. Our party planning was made even easier by using fellow lady project member and seminar leader Maureen Petrosky's book, "The Cocktail Club" . Each chapter of Maureen's book is devoted to a different liquor, and a selection of cocktail and appetizer pairings based on the liquor. "The Cocktail Club" is basically a blue print for a flawless party. The weather is finally warming up in New England so of course the liquor we picked was tequila! It was a blast. Shots MAY have been done...which would explain the photo shoot that happened in the bath tub later that night. I was so thrilled at how Jenny, Corinne and myself skills complimented each others, creating the most stress free party I've ever thrown. Did I mention that one of the new connections Jenny and I made at the summit was Corinne? We'd to love make this party the first in a series that promotes other lady's endeavors and products. We're looking forward to inviting more of our new connections to the next event!

We set up a station for guests to leave their cards out and browse Maureen's book.

We set up a station for guests to leave their cards out and browse Maureen's book.

Each appetizer/drink from "The Cocktail Club" had it's recipe displayed with it as well as a take home copy of the recipe so guests could meet that at home.

Each appetizer/drink from "The Cocktail Club" had it's recipe displayed with it as well as a take home copy of the recipe so guests could meet that at home.

Mini cookies as well as teeny tiny tequilas were the take home goody of the night.

Mini cookies as well as teeny tiny tequilas were the take home goody of the night.

Jenny's gorgeous loft space.

Jenny's gorgeous loft space.

Monica Lee of Smart Creative Women, and co-host Jenny Faw of Dibzy.

Monica Lee of Smart Creative Women, and co-host Jenny Faw of Dibzy.

Co-host, Corinne Hursh of Corrine Hursh Events and Liz Duggan  of Amenity Aid.

Co-host, Corinne Hursh of Corrine Hursh Events and Liz Duggan  of Amenity Aid.

Four different types of tequila we out with a list of their flavor profiles for the ladies to do a tasting.

Four different types of tequila we out with a list of their flavor profiles for the ladies to do a tasting.

Co-host... well, that 's me... with stylist Olivia Rodrigues, Brittanny Taylor of Brittanny Taylor Photography and Patsy Culp of And Celebrate.

Co-host... well, that 's me... with stylist Olivia Rodrigues, Brittanny Taylor of Brittanny Taylor Photography and Patsy Culp of And Celebrate.

Thanks for coming everyone! 

Thanks for coming everyone! 

*special thanks to Daniel Imondi for event photography

Lady Project Summit 2015

The Lady Project is non profit organization that "inspires, connects, and showcases the talent of women" as their website puts it. As a member, I can enthusiastically say that it does just that. Since opening it's first chapter in Providence, it's quickly spreading to many other US cities. Really, I'm just a silly loud fan of this group. The yearly summit is coming up, a day of learning and meeting other cool "ladies". This is my blog entry and illustration that was recently featured on The Lady Project blog about my past summit experience.

Luck + Preparation = Opportunity.

Luck for me in this case happens to be the Lady Project. When I attended the 2014 summit, I had just moved back to Providence and was a fairly recent member. A friend had introduced me to Lady Project and after attending the birthday bash, I was sold.

The summit was a humongous success for me. I met Monica Lee when I may have, kind of, sort of, snuck into her full class. Shhh, don’t tell Sierra. I was, and am still, a huge fan of her Smart Creative Women podcast. Since then, we’ve become friends. I took her great online style course, and have been featured on her blog.

Summit win 1.

I paid off 3 THOUSAND DOLLARS of debt with money I didn’t know that I had until I attended Maureen Kerrigan’s “how to take charge of your financial future” seminar. In case you were in that class with me, I was the one oversharing and generally flipping out over her own financial cluelessness. After class, Maureen gave me her card, told me to email her and we would figure things out together. At our meeting a few weeks later, she showed me that I had money in an IRA from my deceased mother that I could use to help pay off some of my debt.

Summit (HUGE) win 2.

My third summit win is “luck + preparation = opportunity” exemplified. As an illustrator, I am constantly producing new work that I am sending out there into the world. But with most artistic professions, sometimes the most I get is 30 likes from my friends on Facebook, a nice phone call from my grandmother, and that’s that. Then I heard Rebekah Epstein, founder of fifteen media, speak of this amazing thing called the “press release.” I knew what a press release was; it just never occurred to me that it could help my illustration career. And so when one of my custom bridal illustrations part of The Rhode Show’s feature on the Lady Projects summer guide, I sent out a press release to all the RI media outlets in RI and… nothing. But 8 months later, the Providence Journal Bulletin, who was one of the organization who received my press release, contacted me. They wanted to write a feature on my bridal illustrations. I was interviewed, had my photo taken, and was looking forward a few inches devoted to me at the back of the lifestyle section.

When a relative calls you at 7am on sunday morning it’s either a very good thing or a very bad thing. As I mumbled into the phone “Ok, who died?” My aunt screamed back “OH MY GOD! Have you seen the paper?!”. My article was not two inches in the back of the lifestyle section, it was two humongous pages with my face plastered on the cover. That article has resulted in new customers and new work opportunities. Oh, and I got recognized at the gas station.

I’m looking forward to seeing what opportunities this year’s summit brings. Because not everyone can get recognized at a Shell station. But being a Lady Project member helps.