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Jennifer Perkins

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December 14, 8:00am • YMCA North Austin • part of a series on Tradition

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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.

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“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.

August’s global theme COMMUNITY will be discussed by Stephanie Herrera.

Hosted at Impact Hub - Lamar on Friday, 8/17. 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.

August’s theme is COMMUNITY

This month’s global exploration of Community was chosen by our Philadelphia chapter, and illustrated by James Olstein 👋 High five to MailChimp, Adobe, and WordPress.com for fueling our global creative community.

A community is a reflection of what we crave: belonging. Belonging is the heart of human connection. Our hardwiring is to be social creatures, to need one another. We cannot become our best selves without feeling like we belong to a tribe that sees us, respects us, and lifts us up. A sense of belonging can be fostered in many ways: food, music, volunteering, a cause. You can scan a room and see a diversity of backgrounds, ages, and skill sets—yet the common thread is shared desires and aspirations. It’s magnificently profound how simple this connection is, how deeply we all crave it, and how it changes the trajectory of our lives.

The work of community is when a person walks into a room with fear and self-doubt, only to leave with a new narrative and a feeling of possibility and hope. We can give that experience to one another. It’s the work of being human.

Everyone is creative. Everyone is welcome.

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

AIDS SERVICES OF AUSTIN BREAKFAST & TOUR
Remember Paul Scott’s talk on Survival? Come tour his organization, AIDS Services of Austin, and learn more about their important work in Central Texas. RSVP

AR/VR THROUGH THE CONSUMER LENS @ R/GA
Immerse yourself in AR and VR in this interactive workshop hosted at R/GA Austin. See how brands are using this technology and learn workflows to implement it into your designs. RSVP

ARCHERY: A JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY

To practice archery, all you need is courage, trust, awareness, and commitment. Come learn the basics with coach Alex Meyer at the Archery Training CenterRSVP

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

Want to be one of the first to find out about next month’s FieldTrips? You should subscribe to our newsletter.

Want to host a FieldTrip? Apply here.

“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.)

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.

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