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November 30, 8:00am • Gold Rush Vinyl • part of a series on Restart

Let’s go on a field trip!
We’ve got a bonus #CMfieldtrips planned for you this month on this Friday 11/16.

TEMPO Convergence Public Art Tour

As part of EAST, Austin Art in Public Spaces has offered to host a special CreativeMornings/Austin tour of the TEMPO Convergence artist installation. RSVP

“Hey, what a minute, 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 they open up to the rest of our #CMATX community.)

November’s global theme is RESTART

It was chosen by our Cologne chapter and illustrated by Marie Maerz. Thank you to Adobe for empowering our global creative community this month.

I need to disconnect. There’s too much noise in my head. I am burning out. I need space to rethink everything. I need a hard reset.

Exhaustion is like dehydration—when you feel it, you’ve gone too far.

So we finally cave in and heed the words of people who’ve found their centers again: take a trip into nature, go for walks, unplug completely.

The challenge with restarting is that we often save it for the end rather than creating pockets throughout our weeks where we prioritize reflection and solitude.

Restarting is essential. It’s a way to digest experiences, reflect and cultivate self-awareness, and remind ourselves that life is to be enjoyed. It’s refreshing and feeds greater intention and momentum into our creative endeavors.

If you find yourself feeling like you’re on a treadmill with an invisible hand increasing the velocity, remind yourself: only you have the power to get off and recalibrate.


Let’s go on a field trip!
We’ve got two #CMfieldtrips planned for you this Friday 11/2.

MAKING RECORDS @ GOLD RUSH VINYL

Vinyl’s back, baby! Join us at Gold Rush Vinyl, Austin’s only record pressing plant. Meet the team and get a taste of the art and science behind vinyl manufacturing. RSVP

HISTORIC LANDMARK TALK & TOUR

Tour an iconic Austin home by architect Harwell Hamilton Harris. Architecture broker Brian Linder will discuss what it takes to market this work of art, alongside the designer, stager, and photographer. RSVP 

Big thanks to our #CMfieldtrips coffee partner: Chameleon Cold Brew.

Want to host a FieldTrip? Apply here.

Want to be one of the first to find out about next month’s FieldTrips? You should subscribe to our newsletter. (Look for the signup link on the right hand side.)

“Hey, what a minute, 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 they open up to the rest of our #CMATX community.)

October’s global theme HONESTY will be discussed by Meriah Garrett. Hosted at The Refinery on Friday, 10/19. Details here.

Special thanks to our partner this month: Spredfast.

And cheers to our coffee partner: Cuvée Coffee.

Does your company want to help support Austin’s creative community? Email us at austin (at) creative mornings (dot) (com) to learn about partnership opportunities.

#CMmuglibrary

At September’s talk, we launched our Mug Library to reduce our environment footprint by providing coffee mugs for you to “check out” during each talk.

Donate your mugs!

Do you have a few random coffee mugs cluttering up a cupboard? We want your unwanted mugs! Please bring your extra mugs to any #CMATX talk to donate them to our #CMmuglibrary. (Only regular-sized mugs with a handle please.)

Every library needs a librarian.

We are searching for a Mug Librarian to curate and care for our collection of coffee mugs. If you’d like to volunteer (and claim the coolest title ever), please email us with “Mug Librarian” in the subject.

We got the idea for a Mug Library from our St. Pete chapter, who has long championed #BYOM (Bring Your Own Mug). They’re also zero waste certified, which means that 90% or more of their event waste is diverted away from the landfill!

Let’s go on a field trip!
We’ve got two #CMfieldtrips planned for you this Friday 10/5:

FORTLANDIA: YOUR SECRET HIDEOUT AWAITS! 
Join us at The Wildflower Center for a special tour of Fortlandia, a new interactive installation. The forts, designed by artists, architecture firms, and students, evoke childhood memories of escaping into nature. We’ll hear from some of the designers and get to try out our fort-building skills. RSVP here.

EFT WORKSHOP: TAPPING TO DE-STRESS 
Join Shannon Haas, clinical counselor and holistic nutritionist, at Alive + Well for an introduction to EFT;  a physiological acupressure technique used to optimize your mental and emotional wellness. Whether it’s life, work, or politics that has you spinning, come learn a simple technique to implement in your daily life. RSVP here.

Big thanks to our #CMfieldtrips coffee partner: Chameleon Cold Brew

Want to host a FieldTrip? Apply here.

Want to be one of the first to find out about next month’s FieldTrips? You should subscribe to our newsletter. (Look for the signup link on the right hand side.)

“Hey, what a minute, 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 they open up to the rest of our #CMATX community.)

Our global theme for October is HONESTY.

Honesty is the currency for connection. It’s a gift we give to each other that strengthens bonds and deepens relationships.

Honesty is a practice where we start from the heart.

Being honest isn’t always easy and being honest all of the time is impractical. Giving honest feedback or sharing our opinions requires sensitivity to the context and meeting others where they are—with kindness and empathy.

Honesty is about providing the information that you would want if you were in a similar situation.

Another way to look at honesty: it’s a flower born out of the soil of trust, connection, and conversations. The more we nurture conversations that breed trust and forge a connection, the more honesty becomes baked into the way we lead our lives.

This month’s global exploration of Honesty was chosen by our Cardiff chapter, and illustrated by James Lewis. Thank you to Mailchimp, Adobe, and WordPress.com for empowering the global creative community.

September’s global theme CHAOS will be discussed by Dax Norman.

Hosted at NLand Surf on Friday, 9/28. Details here.

Special thanks to our partners this month: Sauceda Industries and Spredfast.

And cheers to our coffee partner: Cuvée Coffee.

Does your company want to 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 field trip!
We’ve got two #CMfieldtrips planned for you this Friday 9/7:

COFFEE CUPPING @ GREATER GOODS COFFEE 
You love coffee. But, do you know how to taste it like a professional “Q Grader?” Join us at Greater Goods’ training lab to learn how to distinguish the aroma, body, sweetness, and acidity of ten coffee roasts. RSVP

DIY PR: BE YOUR OWN PUBLICIST @ IMPACT HUB
Public relations is a skill every creative solopreneur needs. Join us at Impact Hub, where Rebekah Epstein will teach us how to tell our stories and get them in front of the right people. RSVP

Big thanks to our #CMfieldtrips coffee partner: Chameleon Cold Brew

Want to host a FieldTrip? Apply here.

Want to be one of the first to find out about next month’s FieldTrips? You should subscribe to our newsletter. (Look for the signup link on the right hand side.)

“Hey, what a minute, 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 they open up to the rest of our #CMATX community.)

Our global theme for September is CHAOS. It was chosen by our Tijuana chapter, illustrated by Eraboy, and is presented by MailChimp.

When you think of chaos, you might think of utter confusion, a jumbled mess, destruction, or Slack being down.

But previously the word “chaos” had a different meaning. In ancient Greece, writers and thinkers described chaos as more of an abyss, an empty void that existed before life. It wasn’t until the 1600s, when it was adopted by the English language, that it grew undertones of mass confusion or pain.

Life, by nature, is chaotic. And the human brain is beautifully designed to turn chaos into order. Whether through storytelling, art, or through the veneer of self-delusions, we’re built to handle the randomness and uncertainty of daily life.

When a tornado rips through town, one person may see chaos where another sees a fresh start.

So, then, a creative addendum: We are in control of the story we tell ourselves about the events that unfold before us. We can view chaos as a freight train hitting our soul or we can see it as a catalyst for clarity.

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