CRAFTY CHICA: Why She’s Our Maestra

Kathy Cano-Murillo is a self-described creativepreneur. She has built an empire on creating Mexican-American inspired crafts and writing stories. If you dream of building your own brand based on doing what you love, you should know Kathy.

Melanie and Kathy, San Antonio, TX 2012
I can’t remember the first time I met Kathy. I know it was early in my blogging career. I’ve been lucky to attend multiple conferences with her and sit in on her workshops and speeches. She’s the kind of speaker from whom you always learn something new. Kathy is the mujer who loves to share positivity like she loves to share glitter.

Kathy’s life’s mission to inspire others to bring out their inner sparkle – and to see the sparkle in others. She believes in paying it forward and setting a positive example.

Kathy and Melanie, Miami, FL - 2015
And for me, she is that positive example. I often describe her as hashtag career goals. Kathy has always been an artist but also worked a full-time job. When she was working in a Phoenix newsroom, she was asked to write a weekly crafting segment. Her editor knew about her art business and that she loved to craft. That segment led to her website which led to several book deals which led to launching products in national retail stores. Today, she still wears many hats as an artist, author, creator, speaker and more. Oh yeah, she has two kids (now grown) and a husband.

Kathy has recently published her 10th book – Forever Frida. In this book, Kathy celebrates all things Frida Kahlo. The reader can enjoy Frida’s art, her words, her style, and her spirit that we embrace every day.

Queridos, can you see why she’s career goals? Kathy has pivoted in her career when she saw necessary. And, simply she just never gave up. She has courageously shared about her failures. That has to be what really drew me to her. When successful people are vulnerable with you about how they became who they are today, you start to believe that you can do it, too. She’s a real maestra.

A Night With Crafty Chica: Honor Your Maestra!

Cristina Martinez, Founder of @VeryThat, and I are hosting Kathy Cano-Murillo for one night in San Antonio. For both Cristina and me, Kathy has given us great advice. She’s been a source of knowledge and inspiration.

We are celebrating Kathy as a mentor and maestra. As well as, we are hosting her for a book signing for Forever Frida. But that’s not all. It’s really a celebration of all the maestras in our lives – our school teachers but also our mothers, our sisters, our amigas, our co-workers and our community leaders.

JOIN US! Tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite.

A Night With Crafty Chica: Honor Your Maestra!

Wednesday, August 28, 6pm – 10pn

Brick at Blue Star

This event will begin with a one-on-one interview as I get to ask Kathy all the questions! Then, the Mujeres Market will begin. Cristina has curated an awesome lineup of local vendors so that you can shop for your favorite cositas – for you or the maestras in your life.

Buy Kathy’s new book online or at the event. She’ll stay around not only to sign books but she will also be a featured vendor at the Mujeres Market.

Tickets are $5 or $10. Pay what you can. We just want to celebrate with you.

Mil gracias to our partners in sponsorship: LiftFund US, Vida Mia Cuisine, and East Side Studios.

A full list of vendors can be found on the Eventbrite page or the Facebook Event Page.

Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

Original content creator for ¿Qué Means What? Texas Latina mom blogger celebrating culture in education, entertainment and family life.

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Original content creator for ¿Qué Means What? Texas Latina mom blogger celebrating culture in education, entertainment and family life.

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