This was my first time attending a Nail Those Profits at Sea cruise. (It’s a wonderful experience if you get the opportunity!) I choose to go because of the education that was offered and, hmmm, let’s face it, any chance to go somewhere warm in January is bonus. I was asked by Holly to blog about our first day’s class, which was presented by Profiles Backstage.
The focus was on the basics: prep and structure. Ami did a step-by-step demo, covering everything from e-file usage, application, and finish work to a bit of bling to set off the beautifully structured foundation.
Here is a brief summary of the notes I took:
Application tips to remember:
There was chat throughout the class comparing this or that product line. We all have our own preference, but we need to be open minded about what’s out there.
All of the info is non-brand-specific and non-product-specific. Ami and Traci put on amazing classes! I was able to get in on a class at a show in Tennessee last year and learned loads of little tricks from them.
I cannot stress enough about continuing education — not just art education but the basics. Being in a class is nothing like watching YouTube videos. In a hands-on class you have the opportunity to follow along and get help as to why something didn't work. We all tend to get in a funk and sometimes a class in the basics is enough to get our excitement back. I know I am re-energized for my clients.
— Kim Nault, @10lilcanvases (new to Instagram after being inspired by a class on the cruise)