Last week I told someone that retreats are the BEST part of my life. I love taking them, I love planning them, and I especially love sharing why I think they are a must for creatives.
You may have seen my popular blog post “Top 10 Reasons Why Photo Retreats Enrich My Life” which is a illustrated list of why I keep signing up for photography retreats.
Today I am pleased to have the opportunity to elaborate on reason #4 on that list: Meeting Like-minded People.
If you’ve been following my socials lately, you’ll have noticed the rich images I’ve been posting from my time in Yunnan, along with titles tagged with fun, tongue twisting locations like Xizhou, and Zhoucheng (try saying that ten time really fast!). But really…..I loved every moment of my time in China, and I feel so lucky to have experienced it along with 7 other talented photographers during Douglas Beasley’s SPIRIT OF THE MIDDLE KINGDOM workshop.
I invite you to browse the images below - curated collections from my fellow photographers that show how inspired and captivated we were by the places and people of Yunnan.
What I find truly fascinating about these collections is simple….while we experienced China “together” our personal expression through our images remains totally unique. Enjoy!
Mt. Kisko, NY
Santa Fe, NM
Canmore, AB, Canada
San Francisco, CA
Canmore AB, Canada
Fountain Hills, AZ
A HEARTFELT THANK YOU to Brian and Jeanee Linden, who made us all feel so welcome at the stunning LINDEN CENTRE in Xizhou Village, Yunnan. We all want to come back soon!
HELLO FRIEND! I’m JENNA ERICKSON
Founder & Lead Travel Ambassador for OPEN AIR PLACES.
Planning creative workshops has been my forte for the last 8 years, and I am lucky to have helped thousands of people experience the heart-filling magic of attending a retreat. Hitting pause on the busyness of life, while you enrich your creativity does wonders for the soul!
Next week I’ll be sharing more art & travel inspiration for you. In the meantime, you can join me on Instagram at @openairplaces or we can be Friends on Facebook where I enjoy a rich tribe of art and travel lovers.