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Yes! This is where I will be later this coming week. Will you join me?
Some classes are full, but there are openings still available….
The Creative Connection Event is 3 days packed full of inspiration, creative businesses, women and so much passion for their craft … you will come away thoroughly inspired. The collaboration of Jo Packham and Nancy Soriano, it has attracted some of the biggest names in the business for Keynote Speakers, Class Instructors and Attendees alike. Last year was the 1st Annual Event, which I also attended and it was just fantastic. I met so many creative, wonderful women.
It will be held at the Crowne Plaza in St Paul. So please head on over to the link and register yourself for 1, 2 or all 3 days. When you do, leave me a comment so I will know you’re attending and we can hook up at some point.
So… come get your creative on and join me!
When reading some past posts on Kelly Rae Roberts blog this afternoon, I came across this TED video on Brene Brown‘s “The Power of Vulnerability”. I have read some of Brene’s work and visited her blog and website. I thought it might be good to share these words with you too.
I have always been passionate about being authentic and real in every detail of life. It is hard in today’s worldly society that shouts at us from the roof tops- “You are not worthy, you are not enough, you must be perfect.” Ourselves and most importantly, our children are bombarded with this message (especially girls) daily. I do think it’s vital that we always share the words- “you are imperfectly beautiful and you will always be enough” with those we love most.
Brene’s research and journey into “The Power of Vulnerability” is thought-provoking at the least and powerful and life changing at best. I would encourage you to grab some lunch or a cup of afternoon coffee and invest the time in listening to her words.
Some of Brene’s words:
“Let ourselves be seen, deeply seen. Love with our whole hearts and without guarantee. Practice gratitude and joy. Feel and be alive. Know that you are enough.”
I hope those words can speak some truth into your heart today.
Brene Brown’s TED talk here: The Power of Vulnerability.
Of course, I would love to hear your thoughts on “being enough” with some comments below.
Have you seen the latest issue of Women Who Create?
The Aug/Sept/Oct 2010 isssue is loaded with profiles of uber talented women and so much inspiration!
Peek inside the work spaces of editor Jo Packham, Wendy Addison, Amy Butler and the Junk Bonanza‘s Ki Nassauer! So much to discover… Look into Nancy Soriano‘s home office (past editor-in-chief of Country Living) and behind the scenes of the Curious Sofa‘s Debbie Dusenbury. We even get a glimpse into the creative studio of Kelly Rae Roberts… a treat not to be missed!
What inspiration did I take away from the magazine… well, after I get done hyperventilating over all of the talented women and their creative nests… (sorry, the creative excitement really gets to me!) I really just love the stories. Yes, it’s not about one person, their art, or even their studio. It’s about each of the personal stories of how they got there, what makes them tick, how they fuel their creative energies, and how they find the time to create. I am thoroughly inspired and motivated to make my own story count even more.
Almost all of these fabulous women can be seen this month at the CREATIVE CONNECTION EVENT in Minneapolis, MN. Yes, can you say, how many talented women can you get into 3 fun-filed inspiring days? Oh I can’t wait… I will be there for sure! Will you? Register here and now, so that you too can attend!
If you are attending the Creative Connection Event, please comment below and let me know… I will be sure to search you out! If you aren’t able to attend, first go out and get the Where Women Create issue, read and wander through all of the delicious pages, then join us all online on our blogs so you too can experience the joy of women creating together. Oh, that just sounds fun, doesn’t it?
Happy April Fool’s Day… really!
Blogs are a way to connect with other people with similar interests. They are an online journal of sorts. We connect, share, learn, comment, and interact. Some of the sites that I follow on a regular basis and that inspire me are:
The Inspired Room: Melissa Micheals writes about Authentic Living and making an imperfect home. Her posts include inspiring photos from magazines, decor ideas and her famous “drive-bys”. Check her out at The Inspired Room.
Kelly Rae Roberts: Artist, author and possibilitarian: Kelly Rae’s art, life and creative adventures are shared in a blog format that is inspiring and entertaining. She speaks from her heart. Follow her at Kelly Rae Roberts.
Restyled Home: Blogged by Linda MacDonald is all about bringing pretty back to our everyday lives. She talks about life at home, gardening, DYI projects, and her collaborations with the talented Matthew Mead. Visit her at Restyled Home.
Curly Girl Design: Artist Leigh Standley creates whimsical art and merchandise that makes one happy. Her site features her merchandise and her art, allowing one to keep up on her latest designs and shop at the same time. Check out Curly Girl Design.
Heather Bullard: Designer, photographer and vintage enthusiast, Heather Bullard offers daily inspiration from her home and travels. Her photos and stylized designs are gorgeous, as she brings beauty to her everyday life. Follow her as she heads into flea market season at Heather Bullard.
Lulu Painting: Owner, Artist, and Instructor, Alicia Danzig loves paint and color. She is super talented and a vibrant personality. She shares what inspires her on a daily basis, along with taking her readers on a visual feast. Stop by her blog and site at Lulu Painting.
I hope you have fun visiting these other sites and being inspired by their talent and creativity. (Just a few this time, more on another day…) Browse, comment, and be inspired by all of the creative inspiration.
Before you go, please leave a comment here to be entered to win a artistic package that includes- Kelly Rae Robert’s bookmark and necklace, and a napkin set from Curly Girl Design. A perfect treat for yourself, or as a ready gift for a friend. Please enter by April 1, 2010 at 11:59pm. A winner will be chosen, and that’s no fool!
Till next time…