Friday, June 25, 2010

Local Craftiness: The Creative Connection

Ruth Rae's Family Keepsakes Album
The blog button's been there for a few weeks now but I'm starting to get a little excited for this fall's Creative Connection. It is a 3-day event here in Minneapolis, that will be bringing in amazing artist/entrepreneurs from all over the country. It was put together to be a girls only event that will have a pretty even mix of art classes (yay!) and business courses/panels for the artist who's trying to make her way. I first read of it back in March and got so excited I couldn't sleep the night I read of it. I just couldn't believe an actual to goodness art retreat was happening here in the Twin Cities.

I'd read for years about Art and Soul, and events that are similar and really really really wanted to go. It was and still is, a dream of mine. Now here was one that is completely unique in that it combines art with the business of art- and it was LOCAL. I wanted so badly to go. My husband made it happen. If any of you are at a crossroads with your artistic business, or just starting one, and if you're somewhat local, try to attend this conference. If only for a day. I really feel in my heart of hearts it will be worth it. It's a Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. That's also the weekend of Junk Bonanza which I attended last year and have to assure you is another "can't miss."

If you do decide to come- let me know. I'd love to meet you!


Jen @ By Jen ❤️ said...

How exciting! I wish I could go. I have been longing to go to an art retreat, too. Creative Connection sounds perfect with its blend of art and business. I would have had trouble sleeping, too =)

jacqueline said...

This sounds really fun and wonderful!! I wish i stay close by so i could come and join you!! Thanks so much for sharing. Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

Unknown said...

i just started hearing about the Creative Connection through the e-course. i live 3 hours from Minneapolis and it would be fun to go to the retreat and meet other creatives. i haven't decided yet. the Junk Bonanza sounds awesome.

Jen said...

It definitely feels like a leap but I really feel like I should go to this one. STILL plan to get to one of the Art and Soul's sometime.

Thanks for your comments!