This month, we are pleased to introduce you to Tara Gray, the Association For Creative Industries’ (AFCI) Convention Manager. Tara is an energetic and organized event pro. She will be working with the events team to ensure Creativation is a success for everyone in attendance.
Where are you from? I was born in Robinson, Illinois.
What’s your favorite craft and/or hobby? I make 20 hand-decorated purses each year for the Mystic Krewe of Nyx. The Krewe of Nyx hosts a Mardi Gras parade with 3,383 women riders, 44 floats and more than 60,000 hand-decorated purses that are thrown to crowds of more than 150,000. The purses are considered one of the top 10 special throws of Mardi Gras each year.
Any cool DIY projects you’ve tackled? My Mardi Gras headdress for 2019. The jewels in the photo below were all hand placed.
What’s a creative project you’d like to try? This is a real thing, even though it sounds crazy. For Mardi Gras 2020, I will be decorating plungers and purses for special throws. That being said, I need to figure out how to put glitter transfers on plungers! If you have any ideas, please let me know in the comments below!
Tara can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-637-5358.