Now in 88 creative cities (with a unique colour for each one!), CreativeMornings is excited to kick off a full month on the theme of “Colour” (or color as our American friends spell it). Brought to you by Squarespace, the theme was chosen by our Paris team, and we were thrilled to have the very talented and crafty Erin Jang illustrate it in her signature, cheerful style.
Squarespace is CM’s Official Partner for Online Publishing, and it’s a pleasure to have them present this month’s global theme. Through their support, CM can continue to launch free events in cities around the world.
Squarespace’s mission is to provide creative tools that help anyone give a voice to their ideas. Their platform provides us with an opportunity to express our colors, making it easier than ever to build an exceptional looking website.
To celebrate this month, Squarespace is giving away free one-year accounts to five lucky people! To enter:
- Follow @Squarespace on Twitter.
- Tell us in 140 characters about the most colourful project you’ve worked on–feel free to include a photo, too! Remember to mention @Squarespace and @creativemorning as well as the hashtag #cmcolor. Only one entry per person, please.
- We’ll randomly pick five entries and announce the winner on Twitter.
- You have until 12:00pm EST on Friday, September 5 to enter. Winners will be announced at 5:00pm EST the same day. Check the Q&A for more details.
Good luck! To find an upcoming “Colour” event near you, check out the upcoming schedule. We’ll see you at the other end of the rainbow.
P.S. If you’re not one of the lucky five winners, you can still use the code CREATIVE2014 for 10% off your first purchase with Squarespace!
Let this mini-doco from Like Knows Like, on photographer and past CreativeMorning speaker Helena Price carry you into your weekend.
And check out her San Francisco talk at http://creativemornings.com/talks/helena-price/1
Morning Person: Meet Sarah
The August CreativeMornings shindig is just over a week away from happening, so lets take a moment to learn more about our speaker: Meet Sarah!
Who are you?
I know myself as love
What gets you up in the morning?
The potential in every amazing day to give, love and learn
Explain what you do in Five words or less.
I unify and synthesise
What’s a surprising fact about you?
I have had my thin, straight hair permed twice in an obsessive afro quest (as yet unsuccessful)
What is your favourite thing about Auckland?
Without doubt it is the phenomenal humans who live here. There is so much energy in this city, so much positivity and growth. On a personal level I know that it is my amazing community of excellent humans, innovating at all levels with a visceral commitment to the greater good, who will be journeying Auckland into an extremely bright future. I get very very excited when I think about what it means to be part of this, and this is why I am wholeheartedly committed to this city.
Best breakfast you’ve ever had?
Sam Chapman, one of the genius creative minds behind The Matterhorn and Golden Dawn, is an old and dear friend and is renowned for his outta sight, restorative breakfasts. The one that springs to mind was a decade ago on the morning after Sam’s legendary 30th birthday, at a friend’s batch in the Wairarapa bush. We were all still pretty bung as the night morphed into the morning but in true Chapman style he rejuvenated us all with a long table laden with kai made from scratch, with love. I loved that breakfast, good food with dear friends in nature. Ka pai.
Best piece of advice you’ve received?
My Dad once told me, one day as I traumatized myself that I wasn’t making enough ‘Real Difference’ in the world, that ‘All you can do is all you can do’. I love this idea cos while it speaks of a real, ego-less commitment that can only come from reflection and self-knowledge, to me it is also an important message that all people can contribute to the greater good in whatever capacity is right for them and their lives at a certain time.
Who would you love to hear speak?
What’s your Secret Superpower?
I actually take superpowers pretty seriously. I once attended a professional development session in NYC, run by Noam Chomsky. He said his superpower was ‘the organising of popular opinion’. So freakin cool. I am no Noam Chomsky, but my superpower has a similar role of unifying and synthesising humans, albeit at a more micro level…..My superpower is that I am a love projector. I take particular joy in projecting a loving energy into weird and fascinating spaces, such as subway cars in NYC, and connecting with other humans. If you want deets, check out my blog for my different practices.
When at first you don’t succeed…
…be interested in what is coming next for you, cos not ‘succeeding’ simply means that another path has opened up.
Sarah Longbottom will be speaking speaking at CreativeMornings on Friday 29 August, hosted by Vodafone. Full details here.
Tickets go live Monday 25 August at 11am. Sign up to our newsletter to get a reminder email on Monday morning.
WATCH: In July we had a family of Creative Entrepreneurs talk about how their family Heritage has had a hand in shaping their careers.
Catch up on Kate, Elliot, and Grant Alexander’s talk at http://creativemornings.com/talks/the-alexanders/1