Thrive! The Creative’s Guidebook to Professional Tenacity

 

The book is complete, and I want to share it. This book grew out of a class I taught called Professional Practices at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts | Arizona State University (2010 – 2016). This book is filled with all of the class content but bigger than that  – it is a guide to encourage all creatives in their confidence and to get brave.

Rooted in the author’s experience as an entrepreneur and creative professional, Thrive! The Creative’s Guidebook to Professional Tenacity helps those in creative fields acquire the skills and tools needed to successfully market their talents and manage their careers. Speaking directly to how creatives think about and conduct business, the text is filled with engaging and accessible exercises, strategies, and tips.

The six units cover branding, searching for clients, asserting the value of creative work, pitching your talents, leveraging social and other media, managing finances and taxes, and more. Each chapter includes business terms creatives need to know, action tasks to prepare for the professional work ahead and specific guidance about how the content can be applied in the real world.

Fresh and innovative, Thrive! The Creative’s Guidebook to Professional Tenacity understands the importance of speaking to creative professionals in their own language and showing them how to leverage their outside-the-box skills to achieve professional and financial success. The book is ideal for anyone studying or working in the fields of art and design, or any creative endeavor.

 

Thanks for sharing with others!

Thrive! The Creative’s Guidebook to Professional Tenacity

Biomimicry Nebula in a Bottle

Join me TONIGHT!

Friday, June 2, 2017, from 6 to 8 pm at the Tempe Center for the Arts 

It’s FREE! And there is a wine bar. You can drink, in the gallery, while making stuff and talking science!

It’s a creative art and science mash-up. I will talk about how naturally flowing fluids, gases, and heat follow a common geometric pattern in nature. Natures movement is a logarithmic or exponentially growing spiral, as commonly seen in seashells for example. This pattern shows up everywhere in nature including in the pattern of swirling galaxies in outer space. This talk is combined with a hands-on workshop that is a fun opportunity to learn about biomimicry and play with both art and science. Each participant will create their own nebula in a bottle.

It’s a ladies night out – so grab your lady friends and let’s play with art and science!

Bottled Nebula: Learning from nature to create flow without friction – TONIGHT!

At Laboratory5 Inc. We bring together all elements of STEAM and tie them up into a package to promote the work each individual is doing in their fields to celebrate this work. We produce experiences so that those unfamiliar with the glorious, quirky, nerdy qualities of all areas of STEAM can be explored as an adventure to explain these fields.

Laboratory5 Inc. is a small business based in Tempe, Arizona

Visit our website: Laboratory5       Follow us on Twitter: @lab5     Become a fan on Facebook: Laboratory5
Contact Us at any time – we’d love to hear from you

 

BOTTLED NEBULA: LEARNING FROM NATURE TO CREATE FLOW WITHOUT FRICTION

Join me live next Friday, June 2, 2017, from 6 to 8 pm at the Tempe Center for the Arts for a creative art and science mash-up. I will talk about how naturally flowing fluids, gases, and heat follow a common geometric pattern in nature. Natures movement is a logarithmic or exponentially growing spiral, as commonly seen in seashells for example. This pattern shows up everywhere in nature including in the pattern of swirling galaxies in outer space. This talk is combined with a hands-on workshop that is a fun opportunity to learn about biomimicry and play with both art and science. Each participant will create their own nebula in a bottle.

It’s a ladies night out – so grab your lady friends and let’s play with art and science!

Bottled Nebula: Learning from nature to create flow without friction

 

Friday, June 2, 2017, from 6 to 8 pm at the Tempe Center for the Arts

At Laboratory5 Inc. We bring together all elements of STEAM and tie them up into a package to promote the work each individual is doing in their fields to celebrate this work. We produce experiences so that those unfamiliar with the glorious, quirky, nerdy qualities of all areas of STEAM can be explored as an adventure to explain these fields.

Laboratory5 Inc. is a small business based in Tempe, Arizona

Visit our website: Laboratory5       Follow us on Twitter: @lab5     Become a fan on Facebook: Laboratory5
Contact Us at any time – we’d love to hear from you

Practical Art Celebrates 7 Years in Business

Posted by Amy DeCaussin
Director of Projects & Social Media

practical-art1Still keeping the local scene cool, artsy and classy, Practical Art on Central in Phoenix hosted a party celebrating seven years in business this past Saturday.  The shop is chocked full of local artists — boasting over 100 on their shop signs.

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On the wall is the current gallery show “Buffalo Girl: Celebrating Jane Reddin” which is exhibited until April 30th, 2015. Featured artists are Christine Cassano, Randy Efros, Mayme Kratz, Lara Plecas, Joe Ray, Mary Shindell, Joe Willie Smith, Kate Timmerman, Denise Yaghmourian and Frank Ybarra.

A variety of cool work can be found inside.  Brightly colored ceramics, beautiful textile sweaters for babies, fun greeting cards, handmade soaps and candles, and handmade jewelry are just a few of the items you will find.

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Ceramic pots by Annette Weaver.

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Mixed Media lamps by Chad Shimmel

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Necklaces by Cyndi Coon(Left) & Sara Creaser(Right).

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Mixed Media Robots by Jordan-Alexander Thomas

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Ceramic Mug by Katheryn Sins

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Glass pieces by John Ryszka

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Wooden spoons by Dan Basinski

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Book by Tray Harris with illustrations and textile stuffies by Jennifer Campbell.

Out behind the store was a tent set up where shoppers could get in on the action and create their own crafts or try their hand at the pottery wheel.

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Ceramicist Jillian Schimmel showing guests how to spin a pottery wheel.

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Ceramics by Jillian Schimmel

It was a beautiful day for a fabulous celebration.  It is always a wonderful thing to shop local, and even better when local businesses flourish from so much support.

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Laboratory5 Inc. is a small business based in Tempe, Arizona

Visit our website: Laboratory5       Follow us on Twitter: @lab5     Become a fan on Facebook: Laboratory5
Contact Us at anytime – we’d love to hear from you

Explore: STEAMtastic March 12

Tomorrow night celebrate the power of STEAM learning at STEAMtastic, part of the Arizona SciTech Festival. At this FREE event for all ages there will be tons of hands on learning activities to choose from, including the Science behind brewing your own beer for the 21 and up. The Phoenix Astronomical society will set up telescopes for some stargazing after sunset, 7pm-10pm. For More info visit their website here: http://www.blackmountaincampus.com/steamtastic.html

STEAMtastic

Black Mountain Campus – 34250 N. 60th Street, Scottsdale, AZ
PH: 602-493-2600

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STEAMtastic event March 12, 2015

 

STEAMtastic is part of the Cave Creek/Carefree High Sonoran Desert Passport group 

At Laboratory5 Inc. We bring together all elements of STEAM and tie them up into a package to promote the work each individual is doing in their fields to celebrate this work. We produce experiences so that those unfamiliar with the glorious, quirky, nerdy, geeky qualities of all areas of STEAM can be explored as an adventure to explain these fields.

Laboratory5 Inc. is a small business based in Tempe, Arizona

Visit our website: Laboratory5       Follow us on Twitter: @lab5     Become a fan on Facebook: Laboratory5
Contact Us at anytime – we’d love to hear from you

Call To All Arizona Artists!

11 Miles of Color

Ends on 3/30/2015

Oportunity for Artists!

Request for Qualifications
Budget:
 $100 honorarium + material
Application deadline:  Midnight (MST), March 30, 2015
Eligibility – All Arizona ArtistsScottsdale Public Art is looking for artists who would like to participate in an exhibition in the Gallery@TheLibrary featuring artworks made with acrylic braid fibers repurposed from Randy Walker’s Spring Crossing installation for the Canal Convergence | Spring Equinox event in 2014.Spring Crossing was made with 35 different colors of UV resistant, solution-dyed 13/16”acrylic braid (commercially known as Sunbrella). Part of his proposal for this project included his desire for a second use for this material after his project de-installed.The exhibition is scheduled for display in the Gallery through Canal Convergence |Water + Art + Light 2016 and will be cross-promoted with the event. 15-20 artists will be selected and given 1 bag of fiber measuring approximately 2 feet in height and diameter as well as a $100 honorarium.More Info:

https://spa.submittable.com/submit/39720

To Apply Or For More Info Visit Scottsdale Public Art

At Laboratory5 Inc. We bring together all elements of STEAM and tie them up into a package to promote the work each individual is doing in their fields to celebrate this work. We produce experiences so that those unfamiliar with the glorious, quirky, nerdy, geeky qualities of all areas of STEAM can be explored as an adventure to explain these fields.

Laboratory5 Inc. is a small business based in Tempe, Arizona

Visit our website: Laboratory5       Follow us on Twitter: @lab5     Become a fan on Facebook: Laboratory5
Contact Us at anytime – we’d love to hear from you

Nerdy Events In Phoenix This Month

We all know this is a big year with the Super Bowl being in Arizona, but for our less athletically inclined there are still some great things to check out in AZ this year. Like the Arizona SciTech Festival, which runs from late Jan through March. There will be around 700 events and workshops for all ages, some online, that promote use of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). Check out their website here azscitech.com, for event times and details.

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At Laboratory5 Inc. We bring together all elements of STEAM and tie them up into a package to promote the work each individual is doing in their fields to celebrate this work. We produce experiences so that those unfamiliar with the glorious, quirky, nerdy, geeky qualities of all areas of STEAM can be explored as an adventure to explain these fields.

Laboratory5 Inc. is a small business based in Tempe, Arizona

Visit our website: Laboratory5       Follow us on Twitter: @lab5     Become a fan on Facebook: Laboratory5
Contact Us at anytime – we’d love to hear from you