Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Free ConvenZioNE Spending Spree with ZNE

The summer is whizzing by and before I know it, it'll be time to head to Pleasanton, CA for the ZNE ConvenZioNE 2008. I've been asked to help out with some of the hosting/emcee duties on August 21-24 and you have no idea how excited I am to be a part of this fabulous event, especially for it's first year. This 3-day event promises to be jam packed with creative festivities, an amazing roster of guests (including the inspiring SARK), a film screening (1,000 Journals), and some sweet tunes by musician Jon Troast (one of the newest additions to my music library and someone I'm really looking forward to seeing perform live!)  It's going to be an extraordinary weekend and I encourage all of you who are interested to join us! You can peruse a full rundown of all the creative happenings that will be taking place at the event, below. Check it out and take action my friends, because at the bottom of the rundown, there's a link that takes you right to the ZNE site for all the details on how to register as well as the opportunity for a chance to win the "FREE ConvenZioNE Spending Spree".  Good Luck & I look forward to seeing you there! 

  • "For our first year event, we will have a fun registration and lunch on Friday August 22.  Afterwards, we will adjourn to attend Bella Galleria, a very special Gallery and Boutique walk in downtown Pleasanton - complete with gift certificates, special receptions, book signings, and more. That evening we will all meet again at the Amador Theatre for The ZNE ConvenZioNE Show - a very special evening hosted by Michele Beschen, creator of the series B. Original for DIY Network and HGTV, with a program that will include songs, special presentations, and a screening of the documentary - 1,000 Journals.
  • On Saturday August 23rd, we will start our day with a light breakfast and inspirational keynote by the incredible artisan and motivational speaker/writer - SARK. Following breakfast, registrants will have the option of attending either one full day or two half day workshops with an extraordinary array of workshop leaders. That night, everyone will gather for a delightful meal at the Blue Agave Club in downtown Pleasanton.
  • On Sunday, August 24, we will have a day long sales event - Art Paperie and Pleasantries- with 30+ hand selected artists, craftspersons, and purveyers of vintage goodies and fine art supplies. All event registrants will be invited to attend a special VIP Admission Hour prior to the general public, and during which time all vendors will offer all their items for a minimum of 10% off the regular sales prices.
  • We are also very excited to announce that the incredible folk-rock singer Jon Troast will be our musician in residence during the entirety of ZNE ConvenZioNE 2008. He will be providing a lovely live music backdrop during our opening luncheon, and group dinner on Saturday night - as well as performing selected songs during the ZNE ConvenZioNE Show on Friday and at Art, Paperie and Pleasantries on Sunday. Wow!
To score the skinny on the "FREE ConvenZioNE Spending Spree", click here: 

Deadline to enter:    August 15, 2008



bonniebluedenim said...
Hi Michele, I posted about you and the ZNE Convenzione on my blog, I am able to go to both 2008 and 2009. and I am sooo excited! Can't wait to meet you and all my on-line art friends! See you in August!

Donna Cook
St. Louis, Mo

Gina M Smith said...

Hi Michele- So exciting how you are promoting ZNE and the Convenzione. I am happy for Chel and all of us and excited to meet you. I have registered and will be blogging about it NOW. Please stop by my blog and please consider me 'in' the drawing. Heaven knows I would use the spending $$!

Gina Smith

Nicole Austin said...

Hi Michele,

I am so excited to attend Convenzione this year (so excited, I signed up for next year, too!) I look forward to meeting you there. I've posted all about it on my blog:

Nicole Austin

courage to create said...

Thanks for the shouts! I'm excited to meet all of you, as well! It's going to be a great event and I'm glad I was asked to be a part of it! We'll be sure to share the love with links to everyone's blogs, sites and such!

Laura said...

Hey Michelle, how wonderful that you'll be a part of the 2008 event! When I first registered, I noticed that you were only going to be at the 2009 event so I was a bit disappointed - but now you'll be at this one too, yippee! Looking forward to meeting you and btw love your B. Original episodes :>

I've just posted about you and ConvenZioNE - see you in August!

Laura Taylor Mark

Jood said...

Hi Michele! I'll be looking for you at ConvenZioNE in August. I've posted on my blog, linked to the ZNE site and I'll be waiting to hear my name called out for the prize! See you there! Jood

Lisa Kettell said...

Hi Michelle,
This years event sounds absolutely amazing, Although I won't be there for the 2008 event, I want to wish you all lots of fun and joy!

However I'll be teaching at the 2009 event in April!
So exciting!
Magic and Joy!

Cindy Dean said...

I've just posted about you and ConvenZioNE - I am so excited about this event. It will be so much fun to be around so many creative minds. See you in August!


Kathy McElroy said...

zuglI am so excited about the Convenzione. I can't wait to meet you. I watch your show every day. I think I have seen every episode. I have posted about it on my blog,
See you next month!

Christi said...

Hi Michele! I'm so excited about ZNE Convenzione that I registered the same day I first heard about it! ;) I blogged all about the event here: I look forward to meeting you in August!

:) Christi Miller

Unknown said...

Hi Michele...I'm looking forward to meeting you in Pleasanton in August! Looks like it is shaping up to be a great event! Thanks for being a part of it! Janet

Danielle Muller said...

hi there michele! so excited to be attending convenzione 2008!! posted your link to my blog to enter the fabulous giveaway!

thanks for all the inspiration!

danielle muller

PattiV said...

Hi Michelle! Can't wait to see you at the Convenzione!!!! I am soo looking forward to meeting so many of my online art friends and have posted about it on my blog 7 Rose Petal Path!!! Oh Fab!!! AND a chance to win some $$$ brilliant!!!!
huge hugs
Patit V

theresa said...

Hi Michele,
Just popping in to tell you how excited I am about attending the ConvenZioNE this year and how I'm looking forward to meeting you and everyone else!!!
Sounds like a fabulous way to spend three days in August!
Read all about it--here:

Please throw my name in the hat for the drawing too!

Unknown said...

Hi Michele,

Convenzione 2008 will be my first art retreat so I'm very excited to be participating and I hope to meet you there. I posted a blog about you and the weekend at

Thanks, Carol Tang (Berkeley, CA)

bonniebluedenim said...

I WON!!!!! I don't believe it!!! thanks so much!

off to spend the"zne art economic stimulus package!"