WHAT A YEAR CAN DO —REVISITING AL D. SCHOLARS FROM 2016
Maree Fowler, 2016 Al D Scholar How time flies, with this year’s APP Conference #app2017 fast approaching there's no better time than the present to reflect on the past year. Since attending as an AL D scholar last year, I feel like a new me in my piercing room. After coming home and having the confidence to try new Maree & Caitlin McDiarmid techniques, explain things better to clients and suggesting changes to better the daily running of the studio I have found a new confidence that only could have happened because of Conference last year. Getting the
opportunity to talk to fellow piercers and the vendors of companies whose jewellery I had admired for the longest time, building friendships, and the chance to network is a wonderful experience. Since returning I have successfully became a member of the UKAPP. I’m also a part of the UKAPP online team, running the social media and promotion alongside Seb Wolfe, of which I am so proud of. If I have any advice for this years scholarship winners, I’d say do not underestimate yourself. You can achieve anything you set your mind to. You already have, by applying and being successful in gaining a scholarship to conference. It truly is life changing. I can't wait to return and see you all in June.