Several years ago I came across Brooke Shaden on Creative Live and fell in love with her work, her classes, blog and started following her regularly. When she started Promoting Passion 3 years ago I secretly dreamed of attending. Little did I know I could make it a reality just a mere three years later. I was scared and excited all at the same time. I couldn’t believe I was stepping so far out of my comfort zone, traveling alone to a place I had never been, rooming with someone I didn’t know and lived on the other side of the country from me. But I faced my fear and did it!
There is so much I want to write about the Promoting Passion conference I attended, however it is really hard for me to put all in words. I will do my best over time though. Most of it will come out in fine art I am creating with the images from the conference. This slide show, that Kim Winey so kindly captured and put together, speaks perfectly in photos of the experience. It really does capture the weekend so well.
The best thing to say about the weekend is that it was impactful and one with deep meaning.
We shared, we learned, we created, we loved one another, we listened, we spoke from our hearts, we made new friends, we connected with old friends, we stayed up late talking and we grew emotionally, creatively and spiritually. It was wonderful!
The speakers where a wealth of knowledge and diversity, they all spoke from the heart and poured their souls into each and every workshop and lecture. Many were right there shooting with us during their class or the creative adventure times. They were open and spoke so freely. You can check out each of them below, just click on their name.
- Brooke Shaden
- Jesh De Rox
- Joel Robinson
- Mindy McGinnis
- Jeremie Saunders
- Ryan Muirhead
- Roderique Arisiaman
- Jessica Drossin
The greatest thing about the weekend were these two amazing
photographers friends I met whom I call my soul sisters. Having known each other for less than 30 minutes we ran across these three pennies just laying in the street. It was meant to be. One is from San Diego and one from Canada, we are still connected and communicating everyday since the conference. I don’t know what I’d do without them.
I can even say, after breaking my ankle the last night, this was one of the best experiences. I reached outside my comfort zone and had an amazing weekend. Thanks for reading and I will share more over time.
What creative conferences have you attended and what was your most joyous one? Share below in the comments.
Wish it. Dream it. Do it.