• THE CREATIVE CONNECTION … it seemed as if it took “forever” to plan, prepare for, worry about, and begin … and then in the blink of an eye it was over … but the “experience of it all” was beyond words for each of us while we were there!

    It was a town square filled with a community of women whose very lives are built upon a dream. Celeste Shaw said to me, “It is a love story”. I had never heard it put quite so beautifully … what we all do with inspiration given from so many for our passions that are understood here by these women sitting beside and around each of us.

    I want to personally thank each of you … Sterling and our sponsors; our team; our keynotes, VIPs, panelists, authors, teachers, vendors; our attendees; the hotel and its staff; absolutely everyone who had even the smallest part in making this the most successful and truly memorable event.

    I said it a hundred times in three days … without all of you, there simply would be no “us”!

    I thank each of you from the bottom of my heart for “everything” you are and all that you do for so many. You, all of you, each of you, are more than you will ever truly understand.

    Much love always,


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Jo Packham

Co-founder, The Creative Connection Creator & Editor in Chief of WHERE WOMEN CREATE & WHERE WOMEN COOK

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