Blog With Pip Meet Up 2 : NGV

How excited I was to have another chance to see some fellow Blog With Pip people! I was even able to catch up with some of them because I had met them at the first meet up I went to. We wandered around the National Gallery of Victoria, chatting away (so noisely at one point that the security guard told me to tell the rest to hush up), snapping some photos along the way. Here’s some of what I saw and liked…

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Delicious lunch at NGV

NGV Coloured Glass Mosiac Ceiling

NGV Interactive Art Installation

Front water feature of NGVI had an absolute ball spending time with some truly wonderful individuals. Chatting and hanging out with creative people is just the ticket for a bit of rejuvenation and revival, isn’t it? And the NGV – what an appropriate space! I certainly walked out of the gallery with a spring in my step, feeling buoyed by the company and support of other creatives. It also reiterated for me that the creative process (and the outcome of that very process) is different for everyone. Whilst all the women gathered at the meet up that day are bloggers, we each approach blogging from a different angle and come up with varying end products. Isn’t that just one of the best things about being creative and making and doing? I think so.

What do you enjoy best about being creative? Do you find you gain energy from mixing with other creative people?


Jacquie is a 20-something maker and writer from Melbourne. She enjoys eating virtually anything that is labelled salted caramel and, contrary to popular belief, has forgotten how to ride a bike. She feels ambivalent about writing in the third person but thought it might be fun. It was.


  1. Carolyn

    What an ace morning it was! I love the satisfaction of sitting back at the end of the creative process and seeing that I have produced SOMETHING, even if I am very much an amateur! It was so great to meet up with other creative soul mates and be inspired by their ideas, whether those ideas find expression in paint, pencil, wool, polymer clay or words. Looking forward to catch up no3!


    1. birdandfox

      That’s definitely one of the best feelings going, I reckon. How amazing it can be to just make something! Very true, Carolyn – I had such a wonderful time and am so glad I met you! Looking forward to the next one for sure 😀


  2. Emily

    What a lovely morning it was, I’m still pinching myself to have met so many creative people through online learning and community. Just this morning I was talking about your camera to my daughter. I do feel energized after spending time with people who value creativity and I am so happy to have found a such an inspiring and supportive creative tribe to be a part of. ( even if they all take better photos than me ha ha). See you next time. Emily xx


    1. birdandfox

      It is a bit like that, isn’t it, Emily? I still feel the same way – I doubt it’s ever going to change. Creativity + the internet = the best! I’m very glad I’ve been able to meet you and catch up with you, Emily 🙂 Definitely looking forward to the next one.

      Oh, and yay! I love my camera and would highly recommend it. It’s a Sony Alpha a6000 if you’re after the specific details 🙂


  3. Catherine Elizabeth

    Wasn’t it such a rejuvenating catch up? I definitely gain energy from being surrounded by other creative people. As lovely as our non-creative pals are, sometimes I feel they just can’t quite understand us. Like, they think that our blogging and making things is a cute hobby, and they don’t grasp how essential being creative is to our existence!…ok, rant over, haha. The BWP community are particularly and amazingly nice and supportive. I can’t wait until the next meet-up 🙂


    1. birdandfox

      Haha I totally getcha. I have very distinctly different groups of friends – those that are crafty and those that aren’t. The former is pretty much entirely Pipsters haha, which I love. But it really is so important to have that dedicated group, isn’t it? I can’t wait till the next meet up either 😀


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