If you go down to the Connacht Printworks building, Galway city, theres an Art exhibition of the GMIT art students and off to the side theres a wee showcase of the 2016 Certificate of Creative Enterprise's students work.
Both are well worth a visit.
I've done a good few courses in my life...as one should.... and this was one of the most diverse in the wonderful people I met and their skill sets.
There were times when tweeking on the colleges coffee that parts of the course seemed endless and other parts too short to cover the immense ground that starting a business requires.
I think we met some inspirational people, amongst us and around us, with some passionate self starters who really wanted to see you succeed.
As always, the Galway traffic messed with the schedule, as did last minute room changes.
We all had shit we had to do outside of the portakabins and white rooms... but it is a pleasure to look back on the time spent trying to figure out WBS, Wordpress and self dispensing, money robbing coffee machines.
I think I had some of my better ideas while trying to make sense of Project management and I rewrote a whole cocktail list in my head during the class covering 'the planning and implementation of of actions designed to engage with stakeholders'.
I missed most of the second semester as work commitments got in the way and I missed the faces.
The mentoring sessions happened as I took root in a new job and continued to plow away at the projectgala.com stuff and my illustration projects.
It was a pleasure to see the showcase come together by everyone else hard work. I piggy backed on that and missed the opening. I'd have loved to have been there.
Thank you all from Creative enterprise 2016.... can't wait to see what you all do in the years to come.
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Images of the work by...Vivienne Martin, Regina O'Dea, Sallyanne O'Sullivan, Micheal Cusack, www.reek.ie, Ester Kiely, Noel forde, Niamh Fahy, David O'malley, Pastor David, Phillida Eves, Mike Roddy, Elizabeth Flanagan, Bernie Fleming, Maeve Gallagher, Darragh Purcell, Noirin Brady, Dominic Punch, Eavanna O'Reilly (Una from Flaming Wicked Candles and warren from photoMara not featured but thought of) with special thanks to Ivan McPhillips and all at GMIT.