Painter and Instagram influencer, Dina didn't spend a lot of time promoting or talking at all about her artwork but slammed the books down on the table when she launched into the list of benefits of understanding Instagram, what she does with it, and a short-list of things not to do on it.
It quickly became apparent that she was not going to give away the farm, as she informed us that this is a primary means of income for her, presenting "Instagram for Artists " workshops... However, she did offer a portion of her guidelines regarding the correct use of hashtags and a couple of other things not to do. In addition, she was unabashedly critical of using Instagram accounts for relating your intimate thoughts on the same account that you wish to present your professional work as an artist. "No cookies and puppies," she said!
After her presentation, I was ready to sign up for the one-day event. However, this would not be a good time since I would not have time to put the new knowledge to use immediately. Ironically, it didn't matter that I could not benefit from signing up right now since she had no openings in any planned upcoming workshops. Therefore, I have to wait for the next set of scheduled events and hope to get a place in one of them.
Since she didn't speak about anything else, there isn't much else to say. In fact, she diminished her work significantly and said she didn't sell much. Nevertheless, it was still worth meeting her.