July’s global theme INTENTION will be discussed by Paige Davis.

Hosted at Native Hostels on Friday, 7/13. Details here.

Special thanks to our partner this month: Spredfast.

And cheers to our coffee partner: Cuvée Coffee.

Want to see your company name here and help support Austin’s creative community? Email us at austin (at) creative mornings (dot) (com) to learn about partnership opportunities. 

Let’s go on a FieldTrip!
We’ve got an awesome one planned for you this Friday: 

MAKE WAVES EVERY DAY @ NLAND SURF
Join us for tacos, coffee, and a tour of the 14-acre surf lagoon and brewery! We’ll hear from the NLand team about building a surfing community in Austin and also learn some basics with a dry land surf lesson. RSVP 

What are FieldTrips? 

#CMfieldtrips are a monthly series of small group discussions, tours, or workshops held to spread the creative magic happening around Austin. Space is limited to facilitate open conversation and new connections, so you must RSVP via our site to attend. Most of our FieldTrips are free, but we may ask for a suggested donation to cover materials for some of them. 

Each month, we give folks who were on the waitlist of our most recent talk a two-hour head start to register. And then registration opens to the rest of our #CMATX community.  (The fastest way to find out about next month’s #CMfieldtrips is to subscribe our newsletter.)

Want to host a FieldTrip? Apply here.

Our global theme for July is INTENTION

If you look closely, you can see the intention behind the action, a project, or a sassy tweet. Intention is palpable.
A hand-written thank you resonates in our hearts more strongly than an email. One person standing for something pales in comparison to a community fighting for something.
Beautiful work is not on accident. Beauty grows from the seed of a clear intention. How do we get better at setting clear intentions? The same way we improve at anything: with practice, self-awareness, feedback from friends, and learning how to show up more wholeheartedly.

This month’s global exploration of Intention was chosen by our Nashville chapter, and illustrated by Nik Daum.

Thank you to MailChimp, Adobe, and WordPress.com for supporting our global creative community. ❤️

June’s global theme CRAFT will be discussed by Evan Voyles.

Hosted at Austin Beerworks on Friday, 6/29. Details here.

Special thanks to our partners this month: Spredfast and USAA.

And cheers to our coffee partner this month: Cuvée Coffee.

Want to see your company name here? Email us at austin (at) creative mornings (dot) (com) to ask about partnership opportunities.

Let’s go on a field trip! 
We’ve got two #CMfieldtrips planned for you this Friday: 

FELDENKRAIS: AN INTRO TO MOVEMENT LEARNING 
Feldenkrais® practitioner Michelle Drerup will guide us through some movement exercises designed to rewire our brains for learning, adapting, and creating. @ Native Hostel RSVP

#FLAGAUSTIN: A DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP 
Oracle’s digital design director, Michael Kriegshauser, will take us through a design thinking exercise to explore what our own personal, visual expression—what a reimagined Austin flag design could be. @ Impact Hub Lamar RSVP

Want to be one of the first to find out about next month’s #CMfieldtrips? Maybe you should subscribe to our newsletter? (Hint, hint.) 

June is CRAFT

This month’s global exploration of Craft was chosen by our Mumbai chapter, illustrated by Hemali Vadalia, and presented by Adobe

A craft is the instrument in which the authenticity of your being is communicated. 

Your craft is like a portal to your inner world, and as an artist, it’s your duty to pull it out of the vortex. Craft is a catalyst for our identity and the soil for cultivating meaning. 

It behooves us to realize that who we are and become—our values, beliefs, thoughts, observations—influence what comes out of the violin, sketch, or photograph, not the other way around. 

Thank you to our global partners MailChimp, Adobe, and WordPress.com for their ongoing support of the CreativeMornings community. 

Mayl’s global theme COMMITMENT will be discussed by Kelly & Jefe Greenheart.

Hosted at KC Grey Home  on Friday, 5/25. Details here.

Don’t forget to say thanks to our coffee partner this month: Cuvée Coffee.

Want to see your company name here? Email us at austin (at) creative mornings (dot) (com) to ask about partnership opportunities.

May’s global theme is COMMITMENT.

Commitment was chosen by our Vienna chapter and illustrated by Florine Glück. Thank you to our global partners MailChimp, Adobe, and WordPress.com for their ongoing support of the CreativeMornings community. 

A commitment is a promise to show up whether you’re having a good or bad day.It’s a behavior and mindset that signifies the posture of a professional. It’s about saying yes with your whole heart.

A creative life is built on the commitments you make to projects and people. It can feel like a leap of faith. But is that not the very essence of leading a creative life?

April’s global theme GAME will be discussed by Laura Seargeant Richardson.

Hosted at AFS Cinema on Friday, 4/27. Details here.

Don’t forget to say thanks to our coffee partner this month: Cuvée Coffee.

April’s theme is GAME presented by our global partner MailChimp

This month’s global exploration of Game was chosen by our Liège chapter and illustrated by Jeffrey Phillips.Throughout human history, games were about winning or losing.Author James P. Carse extends this concept beautifully in Finite and Infinite Games: “A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.”Which game are you playing with your art?It’s a question worth asking everyday. Is this decision, this attitude, sending you down a short game or long game? The same energy that we spend chasing rewards and likes can be refocused to loving our craft and shipping our best work.Keep your eyes on the journey, not the prize.

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