Ch-ch-ch-changes... I used to be the Senior Manager for Marketing & Philanthropy at The Betsy - South Beach. NOW I'm the Director of Programs & Events for the Arts & Business Council of Miami. Ask me why "The Arts Mean Business." I'm also a visual artist and experienced digital marketing pro. As an advocate for visual artists, I assist in bringing art and words from the real world to the digital realm. As an Authorized Squarespace Trainer, I offer knowledge and services for website build outs, development, and maintenance. I rock a mean pair of Mailchimp socks, too.
Squarespace websites for visual artists, MailChimp, social media community management and branding.
asking for help
making order of chaos
How to make a paper snowflake
Jean’s CreativeMornings activity
"I feel like you define your chaos and you can determine if it is a bad or good thing. Just like money, it isn't bad or good, but chaos I believe is the same, its not bad or good, and you can define it for yourself."
I changed my mantra to "My life seems to be imbalanced in a positive and chaotic way... but understanding the imbalance while managing and creating harmony of my life's aspects is key."
By having a team, it allowed me to have more time to do things like this (mentoring high school students) and to go around and meet people and just help more people.
My whole reason for joining HOK was to become a really good artist and with my two mentors leaving, I didn't have a chance or have time to become better.
Let's see if we can create our own recipe for inspiration
Defining your ritual, optimize the settings so you can be productive as possible.
Good things need time. So protect your time so you can put in the hours.
Marc Eastmond The only muse you need
You need privacy. You need space to create. You need space to innovate and think great thoughts.
Art is simply a catalyst, it is simply the thing that we make up, then love and get seduced that leads us to something else, that leads us to another conversation. That leads us to a dialogue that can be used in a way that generates a higher degree of empathy, that allows for us to see each other in a more clear light and to understand each other better, and to hopefully live together better. Yes, we do have that aspiration.
If we can't imagine it, we can't do it... If we cant imagine it then its definitely not going to happen. And artists allow us to imagine, allow us to dream."
We all believe that creativity, innovation, comes from thinking that is often generated from artists.
We want to have an impact. When I allude to the idea of having an impact in terms of civic engagement, the idea of having an impact on development, this is what we aspire to be.
Art is not just something to look at; it's something to interact with, something to be with.
"Craft" can be a derogatory remark - not making art, just doing craft. A healthy conversation again for artists that are considered to be self-taught, sometimes call them "folk" or "outliers" - as they make craft instead of art.
Franklin Sirmans Franklin Sirmans
Make fear your friend.
Have the courage to accept that you don't know it all
In having the courage to try something new, that also includes the courage to fail.
There is no courage in playing it safe.