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Create. Craft. Connect…to Win!

July 09, 2010, 11:30 am  Posted by Lark
 

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THE CREATIVE CONNECTION will bring together women who are passionate about being creative in their everyday lives as artists, bloggers, cooks, business owners and crafters. Come learn, create, market, shop and connect with like-minded women from all across the United States!

As a proud sponsor of The Creative Connection, Lark Crafts will send 3 lucky winners to the event in Minneapolis!  Enter for a chance to win a trip to Minneapolis and a ticket to The Creative Connection! It’s simple; just answer this question in 250 words or less:

How will attending The Creative Connection impact your creativity or creative business?

Read the official rules and entry information. Check out thecreativeconnectionevent.com for more information on the event!

 
 
 
 

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    Pamelafacebook1 says:

    I am 53 years old for the last 30 years I have been busy raising my kids and then up till now my 9 year old granddaughter. For the first time In many ages. Its just me and my husband.. I need to get a fire going under me for creativity.. its time for me to learn to be creative plus to learn who I am.

      Lizhanley72 says:

      As a crafter, we sometimes encounter road blocks. Just like writers, we need a new enviroment or simply a boost. It would be wonderful to meet and greet other inspiring people who have new ideas! Keeping creativity alive! What a gift Lark Crafts. Being on a budget, I would not be able to afford this trip otherwise.A big Thanks to you and Creative Connection. I hope I have the opportunity to go. Hugs, LizlovesVintage

    B Smith says:

    I have so many dreams for my blog…and so many crafty ideas in my brain…and I think the Creative Connection Event would help me focus…and channel my ideas in the perfect direction.

    Those are my dreams for my blog…and my crafty life…to Create and Craft and Connect with others! I just need help putting it all together!!

    I would *love* the opportunity!

    Kelly Lish says:

    I think being able to be at this event would help me in so many ways. It would help me to understand some of the “business pieces” to this whole artsy world. That is the hardest part for me. It would help me to see how others make their dreams come true. It would help me connect to people that share the same interests as I do, and to possibly build life long friendships with some of them. I'm guessing it would help me to balance my creative side with my living everyday side, that would be helpful :). And I think it would help me to make my dream of being a successfull artist come true.

    Monicawmecca says:

    Attending the Creative Connection will fuel, feed, ignite, and inspire my creativity for a very long time. Taking a break from my role as wife, mommy, housekeeper, cook, and chauffeur and getting to meet others who share my creative passion would be a great gift for my soul!

    Mimi says:

    As a more business oriented entrepreneur, I'd love to spend more time nurturing my creative side and spending more time using the 'other side' of my brain. I used to spend a lot more time creating and enjoying the process, but haven't been able to for 6 years, and I miss it. I want to reconnect with both sides of my brain to make me and my business the best it can be. After reading other attendees experience at past events I felt such a longing to go to one, but somehow can’t make the leap over by myself to give myself this time. Winning would ‘force’ me, in a good way, to do what I need to be doing.

    Marianne says:

    To be with a group of women talking about creativity, inspiring creativity and living/breathing creativity would be just the push I need to launch my new creative business off the ground. The idea of all that energy and opportunities is enough to make me want to absolutely combust with excitement and my essential creative spark!

    I am a one woman show with a tiny upstairs studio where I immerse myself in my fabric, paint and thrifted wool and cashmere sweaters. I spend all my days creating beautiful things with the hope that someone in the world will think they are beautiful too. I say the world because it really is a worldwide market place now. With the internet comes the capability to connect by blogging, tweeting, facebooking and Etsying. I strive to master all of them and surround myself with creative, smart and witty artists and crafters. I have learned so much from other bloggers and always find them willing and anxious to share their expertise. At 56 years young, I am just beginning to reach my true potential and I have finally found what I was born to do…create beautiful things. I would be honored to be chosen as a participant at The Creative Connection…thank you for the chance.

    Anita says:

    Being able to attend would impact my creativity by giving me a chance to see what others are doing, to see what products they are using and hopefully learning from them at the same time. Anything new and exciting spurs my creativity! I would welcome a chance to attend!

    Jax1215 says:

    Western North Carolina has a wonderful bounty of crafters that I am lucky enough be surround myself with. I have created a webcast, http://www.carolinacrafting.com to promote these great people. I don't ask for any money, only the opportunity to share their talent with the world. It would be so great to meet with people from outside this circle to compare ideas, hopes and dreams. I have a cute little shop in our area, too but we are so cut off from the rest of the state that sometimes we are behind in the trends. This could be a chance to catch up. I have tons of ideas to share, too.

    Deb Hicks says:

    Being able to attend the Creative Connection event would launch my dream into reality. I have a day job working from home and in addition to that I teach classes (sewing & quilting) and create machine embroidery designs that I sell on four online malls. I've been doing this for the past six years. I enjoy this tremendously but haven't been able to make enough to have it be my primary income. I hope in the next year to switch completely over to full time crafting and creating by connecting with other creative people, learn what they have done to realize their dreams, and then step out into the light and see what happens. It's such a joy to share creativity with other women. It enriches all of our lives so much. My dream is to buy some land and opening a quilting/crafting retreat and share this with others every day and use our talents to help others. Thank you for the chance. It's going to be an amazing event!

    Although I don't qualify to win this prize, as I live in South Africa, I wanted to say what a wonderful opportunity for 3 crafters to realise some of their dreams and be part of a group of creative-loving folk who are ready to help and mentor and assist in the growing process. I'd like to think that this kind of generosity of spirit can be brought to more areas of our lives, and with women leading the way I know we at least have a head-start to such growth potential in every arena of our lives.
    Thank you LARK CRAFTS for sharing this opportunity with my wonderful fellow craft sisters.
    Helen — Firenze Cards, Cape Town, South Africa

    Lia Tripp says:

    To participate in an event like the Creative Connection would give me the chance to really “connect” with other crafters and learn more about marketing my own items. I am also sure that there will be thousands of inspiring ideas, and people at the event. How wonderful to know that crafts events of this size and caliber are still alive in our country and in our age. I fear mostly the loss of our crafts as the next generation takes precedence in our society. Technology is wonderful…as is evident in the fact that we can communicate in this way, and can explore crafts from around the world. But, the creativity of handmaking runs a risk of being lost on this generation. Perhaps we can make the difference necessary to keep our creativity and skills alive!

    larkcrafts says:

    Hi All! What a wonderful response so far! We are so happy this would make so many dreams a reality. Just a friendly reminder to enter the contest please read the entry information here http://www.larkcrafts.com/uncategorized/creativ… where it instructs you to email your entry to larkcraftsTCC@sterlingpublishing.com

    Sandy B. says:

    Besides the fact that this event is on my birthday…. (what an awesome present THAT would be, eh?)… I am an illustrator, mixed-media artist, a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher), an author, and I sell on Etsy and run a real-life store too. My business had been doing pretty well in the last year, but right now I am going through a divorce. My confidence is shot and I am exhausted. I would love to escape to a place full of creative women and get my creativity and determination repaired. I desperately want to be around people who are bouncing off the walls with great ideas!

    Gaylaparks says:

    I would like to attend The Creative Connection because I want to expand my vision and contribute to the advancement of the positive possibilities that art and craft contribute to the quality of life. I am a painter and ceramist who owns an art gallery and I spend my time educating folks about how they will see and feel a positive difference from their opening up to the world of art and craft. We are talking about the quality of our life! I feel that life is an adventure to enjoy and art and craft fulfill the human spirit in a special way. I want to contribute ideas and validate the many artists and crafters whose ideas inspire and uplift life out of the ordinary.

    Jane T says:

    Attending The Creative Connection would impact my creativity by giving me something to look forward to after three years of bad health. I am on my way up and need a push over the wall to see the other side again. Just being with like- minded people who are enthusiastic would be a new lease on life for me. I can't even imagine all of the wonderful things that would come from something like this for me and for those around me. This is what dreams are made of. Thank you for the opportunity! jane1 at cp-tel dot net

    Linda S./Michigan says:

    The Creative Connection would help to reinspire me to go back to doing what I love and to help me remember what I can do. I've been a mom and grandma for so long, I forgot how to be me. Attending this event would help me to get back up and moving, maybe even starting me own little business. It would also help give me a solid direction to channel my “talent”; and then be able to pass it along to my daughter and granddaughter. Thank you for giving me this opportunity.

    superdumb says:

    I've never been to Minneapolis but I've always wanted to go, ever since I heard the Replacements “Skyway” and grew fascinated with the concept of winter habitrails for humans. Obviously, this is a creative town!

    I've been wondering how to utilize my underused graphic design BFA for some kind of creative-based but flexible career once my kids are in school and I think that being around so many other makers and doers would be inspiring. I'd also like to pick up some marketing hints for my husband who is an artist but would like to do more DIY stuff than gallery work.

    Last but not least, the potential for bloggy eye candy is absolutely swoonworthy.

    tanya jankosky says:

    OMg, this will totally inspire me to create more and keep organized so I can do more. I struggle with color so I really expect to learn a lot and take home lots of valuable ideas!! I create jewelry, sew, knit, crochet and everything between. I volunteer at an afterschool craft program and I’m sure I’ll be able to do a lot more there as well if I get to go.
    tanya jankosky

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