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Erin Gilmore

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September 28, 8:30am • Conservatory of Flowers • part of a series on Chaos

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.

This month’s global exploration of Chaos was chosen by our Tijuana chapter, illustrated by Eraboy, and globally presented by MailChimp.

Host a FieldTrip! 🎒
We’re bringing back FieldTrips to San Francisco this summer!

We’re looking for CreativeMornings community members in San Francisco area interested in hosting FieldTrips. Whether it’s hosting a photo walk, a hand-lettering workshop, or comparing Adobe Illustrator tips & tricks, we’d love for you to consider sharing your creative talent with other morning people.

FieldTrips are meetups to interact, learn and collaborate in an effort to level-up your creative life. Built on top of our monthly talks, FieldTrips are community-organized events built on the spirit of generosity that have powered CreativeMornings events for the past 10 years.

We’re pleased to present FieldTrips in partnership with Adobe.

Interested in hosting a FieldTrip? Apply to host.

We do our best to give you great talks, inspiring spaces, and tasty coffee every month, but the best part of CreativeMornings is the people. So we’re showcasing a few of the faces of CMSF, and you could be next!

MEET STEVE


What’s your favorite breakfast food?

It has to be the unhealthy but always satisfying Full English Breakfast! ( more of a treat than a daily routine! )

What’s your day job?

Senior Graphic designer for Old Navy  & freelance Senior Creative

Where’s a place you’d stop on a free afternoon in the city?

I’d take the bike through the Presidio, the easy access to a breathe taking landscape minutes out of the hustle and bustle of city life is extremely refreshing! Redwoods, Golden gate, the pacific ocean! whats not to like!

What’s one thing you’ve been inspired by lately?

If you haven’t see the Ogilvy Hong Kongs KFCs ad work for the new spicy products check it out, quirky & well executed!

No matter what the product is, when its fun and well executed it gets the wheels spinning for me!

In the spirit of the theme, Courage, share with us something you thought you couldn’t do- but then you did it!

For years I had a fear of motorcycles stemming from an accident I had in my younger life, last year I wanted to challenge myself,

So I took 3 days course head on! now in hindsight I wish I would of tackled it years ago as its the best way to explore, especially California!

Where can people find out more about you (Twitter, Instagram, or website)?

Hustle Steve  http://www.adesignspark.com/

Fun Steve      https://www.instagram.com/spark_uk/

JULY’S THEME IS INTENTION

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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 talk is lead by Leo Jung is creative director for the acclaimed live series Pop-Up Magazine and The California Sunday Magazine, join us this July 27th at AKQA.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.comfor supporting our global creative community. ❤️

We’re bringing back the FieldTrips series after 9 months of pilot events in 2016! We had wide range of activities like surfing, bicycle workshops, art walks, ceramics factory tour, ice cream flavor making hosted by Smitten, Heath Ceramics, DIY org, Mission Bicycle, Facebook Artist Residence Program, and many more. (related article)

While the FieldTrips was initially launched as a solution to support hundreds of monthly waitlisted guests, we saw unique beauty and energy in this format that is intimate and hands-on. We witnessed people opening up and connecting with others on a level we hadn’t seen before. They enjoyed getting out of their offices, walking around and getting their hands dirty.

Now we re-launch the program with a mission to promote holistic creative living through activities that open up our minds and bodies. We will bring a wide range of creative events that bring energy to our bodies, calmness that help our creativity flow and sometimes discomfort to challenge our perceptions.

Can’t remember the last time you had an arts + craft class, quiet writing time, or creative projects without a deadline or pressure? First, you’re not alone. Second, you can start now with CM FieldTrips. Sign up for our Newsletter and get all the updates for our upcoming June event.

We do our best to give you great talks, inspiring spaces, and tasty coffee every month, but the best part of CreativeMornings is the people. So we’re showcasing a few of the faces of CMSF, and you could be next!


MEET GANNA

What’s your day job?

I’m a Product Manager and Entrepreneur. Previously, a co-Founder of a marketing tech startup.

What’s your favorite breakfast food?

Eggs Benedict, for sure! :)

Where’s a place you’d stop on a free afternoon in the city?

SFMoMa, I think.

What’s one thing you’ve been inspired by lately?

Human kindness.

Share with us something you thought you couldn’t do- but then you did it!

A bit more than 6 years ago I moved from Europe to the USA. I never thought I could. I’ve never been to the USA before. And I’ve never lived farther than 5 miles from the rest of my family. And here I am, 6000 miles away, 6 years later - feeling at the right place, surprisingly :)

Where can people find out more about you (Twitter, Instagram, or website)?

https://twitter.com/GannaBoiko

https://www.instagram.com/gannaboiko/

June is CRAFT 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. This month’s global exploration of Craft was chosen by our Mumbai chapter, illustrated by Hemali Vadalia, and presented by Adobe. Join our event June 29th

We do our best to give you great talks, inspiring spaces, and tasty coffee every month, but the best part of CreativeMornings is the people. So we’re showcasing a few of the faces of CMSF, and you could be next!


MEET AYLISHA


What’s your day job?

I’m a digital designer at Ready State, a small creative marketing agency here in SF.

What’s your favorite breakfast food?

Lately it’s been muesli with almond milk, fresh berries and a drizzle of honey.

Where’s a place you’d stop on a free afternoon in the city?

Ocean Beach! But first I’d swing by the apartment to pick up my dog so he can join in on the fun.

What’s one thing you’ve been inspired by lately?

While looking for an illustrator to collaborate with for a recent project, I stumbled upon Women Who Draw, an open directory of female illustrators that spotlights women of color, LBTQ+, and other minority groups. It’s a great professional resource and an absolute joy to browse through.

Share with us how you relieve anxiety?

Fresh air and exercise always helps me relax and clear my head, so I ride my bike a lot. Preferably where there’s a view and no traffic.

Where can people find out more about you (Twitter, Instagram, or website)?

Follow me on Instagram (@aylikelley) for pics of places I’ve been and things my dog does.

May’s theme is COMMITMENT

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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?This month’s global exploration of 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. 

Join our event on Friday May 18th.

We do our best to give you great talks, inspiring spaces, and tasty coffee every month, but the best part of CreativeMornings is the people. So we’re showcasing a few of the faces of CMSF, and you could be next!


MEET ANTHONY

What’s your day job?

- I’m a Creative Recruiter connecting all the best talent in the Bay Area with the best Clients!

What’s your favorite breakfast food?

- Anything off the McDonald’s breakfast menu…

Where’s a place you’d stop on a free afternoon in the city?

- Dolores Park!!!!!

What’s one thing you’ve been inspired by lately?

- My wife. She’s amazing and such a hard worker, makes me want to work just as hard, even harder.

Share with us how you relieve anxiety?

- I relieve my anxiety by hanging with friends and speaking on positive things in the world.

Where can people find out more about you (Twitter, Instagram, or website)?

- LinkedIn. I live through LinkedIn, connecting with people and speaking on awesome Tech things happening in the Bay and across the world.

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