The 2016 Creative Soul Weekend was our second retreat and it went off really, really well. We all had a wonderful time, and Emily got some fantastic photos, which we're going to share here!
We’ve been talking about the four themes of the Creative Soul Weekend over the past month or so, and today brings me to the last one: refilling your creative cup. It’s similar to the previous themes of self-care, the power of nature, and connecting with other creative women -- you could call these things the "holy trinity" of being a creative woman, except there are four of them, lol.
Ahhhh… mama nature. You know, there is a reason we hold the Creative Soul Weekend in a cabin by the ocean, instead of a hotel in downtown Sydney, and that reason is nature. If you’re still on our newsletter list chances are you’re like us -- you’re a woman who gets her creative cup refilled by some form of nature.
We all create alone - in studio, in a coffee shop, in our home office, at the kitchen table, wherever. Even if there are people around us at the time, in the act of creation we’re alone - just us and the work. And I don’t know about you, but in both my creative hobbies and my creative work, I tend to go all gung-ho until I hit a wall and burn out. Whether it's my hobby (gardening), or my job (designing and writing), I tend to get frustrated, but not only that, I think I’m the only one who’s ever felt this way.
And the thing that helps me, every single time that happens? Getting together with another woman or with a group of women who share my medium or at least my creative life, and talking about it.