A productive day is being had at Thaw HQ today. No children in the house, and peace and quiet to allow us to get some serious work done. So what do you do when you have a quiet house like this? Listen to Black Sabbath - Paranoid, of course. Peace and quiet is over-rated anyway!
Don't forget that this weekend is the Daylesford Makers Market again. I had lots of fun at the last one, and this one is going to be just as big. So if you are lost for something to do this Easter Saturday - head on down and check it out.
We are planning a party. Oooh, excitement is in the air. It will be to celebrate the fact that we have seven whole issues out there. And to thank the contributors who have put in so much time, effort, love and support to get us here. First things first.... commit to a date, and send invitations.
Lots has been going on in Thaw HQ lately, so haven't been doing a good job of keeping the blog updated, sorry.
We have had the place painted, fences ripped down, and rebuilt in much prettier fashion. We have been on a little holiday down the beach, and now I'm preparing to meet with our new marketing gal, Conchi. I am very excited about sitting down with her and talking about the future of Thaw. She is joining the Thaw team to focus on all of our advertising sales, and getting our little mag into lots more stockists. The more magazines we have in shops around Victoria, the more people will pick up a copy and read it - at least that's the plan. She is excited to be coming on board too, so can't wait to sit down with her this weekend. Might have to enjoy a couple of wines with her too. It can't be all business ;-)
I met with the talented Matt Turner last week. He is also joining the Thaw team, to do the layout and design for us. Can't wait to see how our next issue looks. He has done lots of bits and pieces for us over the past six months, but has now committed to do much more, so it's exciting to have him on board too.
If you think you know of some shops or cafe's in your neck of the woods that you think would be a great place to stock Thaw, please drop me a line.
I just added a list of blogs that are by people found in our neck of the woods. Please check them out. There are some very creative, clever and interesting people in our area. And please let me know if you know of any that I should add to the list!
Thaw headquarters (otherwise known as our home) has been getting a facelift this week. Although we have some people doing the work for us, it has thrown the household into a little bit of chaos. But it has come up so nicely. It looks so fresh and lovely now. We changed the whole colour of the place, so it looks like a different house from the outside.
There are sickies in the house too, which means there is no time for working, just a lot of cuddles on the couch.
I am meeting with our new Graphic Designer this afternoon. More on this tomorrow....
The aim of our magazine is to promote all the things we love in regional Victoria. We are based in Ballarat, and hope to offer creative people in smaller Victorian towns the opportunity to strut their stuff in a dedicated space. The content includes Music, Fashion, Art, Food, Craft and Lifestyle. We always try to use local writers, artists and models, and the magazines are printed on 50% recycled stock, through Sovereign Press.
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