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- John Wooden

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Tony Luna Creative- Update- 2-28-15

Here are the headlines for the latest news in this Update:

- Congratulations to Jillian Suzanne who was recently accepted into the Rhode Island School of Design, RISD, Teaching/Learning in Art + Design Masters program! Good work Jillian! We are all proud of you…

- Angel Mendoza was interviewed by Derrick Duplessy on the “Purpose Rockstar” podcast. Click on the link and listen to the interview and get inspired by Angel’s story…

- The three students who just completed our “Crafting a Meaningful Career- Part Two- Forming the Dream” class at Art Center at Night sent in examples of their current work and are creating the foundations for their new career ventures.
  
    - First is Laura Elliott who has been selected to be a speaker at the UtopYA 2015 conference in Nashville, TN for Women Writers of Young Adult novels and the Fans Who Love Them…
  
    - Jeremy Jackson recently directed and edited another outstanding video featuring the Syncopated Ladies tap ensemble and we have a link to view this amazing work and two other must see videos. Check them out…
  
    - Vanessa Stump happily let us know that she photographed the new March/April covers for the Cheap Eats issues of Westways magazine

- Alena St. James lets us know that her boyfriend has produced a new film titled, “Kindness is Contagious” and they have provided a link to accept pledges for marketing the movie. Take a look at the pitch video and help them in their worthy cause… 

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Now here are the extended stories and links behind the headlines. Enjoy, and be prepared to be inspired by the accomplishments of our creative community members:



















- Jillian Suzanne- International Artist/Illustrator- “Hi Tony! I first off wanted to thank you for all your help!!! And secondly would like to let you know I was accepted to the RISD Masters (tlad) teaching/ learning in art + design program!!!

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- Angel Mendoza, Artist, Graphic Artist- “Hiya Ese, As I threatened.. err, promised.  Here's a link to an interview I gave in which I mentioned you and your book!” -AM

Artist Angel Mendoza on childhood mentorship, career fulfillment, and Mesoamerican art during his podcast interview by Derrick Duplessy on “Purpose Rockstar.”

http://purposerockstar.com/artist-angel-mendoza-childhood-mentorship-career-fulfillment-mesoamerican-art/

(Editor’s note: Thank you Angel for your inspirational stories, insightful comments, and focus on what you love. And of course thanks for plugging the class, the book, and the many kind references to the work we do. You are a big part of the success of our group.)

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- Laura Eliott, Author, Travel Storyteller, and Inspirational Speaker-

“Hey Tony :)- GREAT class! Thank you so much for being such an inspirational person in my life. Your classes have really given me the ability to remember what's important in business and in life. What a blessing it is to have you to bounce ideas off of and to help me think out-of-the-box. Without your direction and wisdom I would not be where I am today in my business. Thank you very much!

I've been selected to present at UtopYA 2015 in Nashville, TN––a conference for Women Writers of YA and the Fans Who Love Them
. My presentation is THE ART & ADVENTURE OF THE INTERVIEW (or how I came face-to-face with Quentin Tarantino) on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 10:45 AM. Here's the link for more info about UtopYA.”

http://utopyacon.com/

My passion is to uplift and inspire people with humorous/exotic stories. If you need a life-affirming speaker, I’m your gal. Let’s talk about setting up a special presentation for your event. Drop me a line at elliwrite@yahoo.com
NEED TO GET AWAY? Take a 90-day spontaneous trip around the world with me on Laurasmagicday. Get your bags packed! First stop? OZ. If you can help spread the word I'd appreciate it.

Thanks for helping to spread the word!
Have a great day,
Laura

Laura Elliott, stories about travel, spirit and passion:
LAURASMAGICDAY, https://laurasmagicday.wordpress.com/
@Laurawriting, https://twitter.com/Laurawriting
Pinterest, https://www.pinterest.com/laurasmagicday/
Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/Laura-A.-H.-Elliott/e/B004KFSC92
Goodreads, http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5043385.Laura_A_H_Elliott
Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Laura.A.H.Elliott

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- Jeremy Jackson, Photographer, Director, and Editor-
“Hey Tony, Thanks again for a great class. Here's the link to the Syncopated Ladies video:

MY LOVE + Syncopated Ladies + Justin Timberlake = A Chloe Arnold/Sheryl Murakami collaboration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARHTPDTVVKk

Best!”
Jeremy

Here’s two other must see videos by Jeremy featuring the Syncopated Ladies:

Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies + TAP = ROAR / mobile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFW0N6_4gmM

Lee How - FLEX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Isp_EmhHdtg

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- Vanessa Stump, Food Photographer-

"Art Center Photography alumna Vanessa Stump is excited to share the new March/April covers for the Cheap Eats issue of Westways magazine."

Vanessa Stump
Photo00

Thanks
Vanessa

vanessa stump | 323-254-0704 | http//www.vanessastump.com | los angeles, california

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- Alena St. James, Graphic Designer- “My boyfriend Roy's latest movie that he has produced is the documentary ’Kindness Is Contagious.’ The film is now completed and Roy and the other producers are raising money for marketing. Please check-out the url below and support this great cause.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kindness-is-contagious

This site just went live, so a bunch of quick pledges would really help get the proverbial ball rolling. Please be kind and share the link with everyone.
Many, many thanks from myself and the producers.”

Alena

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Please continue to support the members of our creative community as they create meaning within their careers. Thanks to all for their informative and inspiring contributions.

If you are not on the mailing list and would like to receive owe monthly notices of these Updates please contact tony@tonylunacreative.com.  Conversely if you would like to be removed from the email list simply email tony@tonylunacreative.com and write "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.

Keep sending in your informative and motivating emails. I may have to edit them in the interest of space but I will do my best to keep their integrity. Emails and notices are usually posted in the order they are received. Tony Luna Creative-Updates are produced approximately once a month so please provide enough lead time when submitting emails so they can be posted in a timely fashion.

Keep creating wonderful art and, as always, stay in touch!

Best.

Tony

Tony Luna Creative
A Creative Consultancy
819 North Bel Aire Drive
Burbank, CA 91501
Home office: 818-842-5490

Email: tony@tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.blogspot.com

Adjunct Professor: Art Center College of Design
Contributing Consultant to "Bokeh Magazine, The Art and Life of Photography," an online magazine for the iPads and iPhones.
Author: "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" Allworth Press and
"Mastering the Business of Photography: What the Pros Do When They Are Not Taking Incredible Photos" Skyhorse/Allworth Press


Providing support, inspiration and networking for mid-career creative professionals

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Tony Luna Creative- Update- 1-31-15

Here are the headlines of what’s new in this Update:

- SchmoozeFest, January 8, 2015 was a resounding success with inspiring presentations followed by an enthusiastic networking session…

- There are currently three students enrolled in the “Crafting a Meaningful Career- Part Two- Forming the Dream” class at Art Center at Night and they are moving forward on creating the foundations for their new career ventures…

- Tamar Levine is delighted to share information on her photo show “What A Life,” part of her “You Should Smile More” solo shot at the Lois Lambert Gallery. For more information go to the Tony Luna Creative- Update blog…

- Barbara Bordnick invites everyone to sign up for one of her famous Flower Photography Workshops at her studio in Manhattan, April 17 & 18, May 15 & 16, and June 20 & 21. This workshop will open your eyes to the wonders of flower photography and the genius of Barbara Bordnick…

- Simone Drucker is now a Studio Instructor in the Environmental Design department at the Art Center College of Design. Congratulations Simone, you will be a wonderful mentor to our talented students!…

- Christopher Marion Thomas will be the first emerging artist to be on display beginning February 18, 2015 in the Bert Long, Jr. Gallery in Houston, Texas. The mission of the Houston Museum of African American Culture is to collect, conserve, explore, interpret, and exhibit the material and intellectual culture of Africans and African Americans in Houston, the state of Texas, the southwest and the African Diaspora for current and future generations…

- Sylviose Dossous reminds us that our loved ones would appreciate some of her incredibly delicious macarons this Valentine’s Day

- Paul Gladdens informs us that he making his incredibly beautiful flower photographic prints available for sale. Please go to the Tony Luna Creative- Update blog to learn how to contact him…

- (Editor’s note: Tony Luna sends a heartfelt thank you to all those who sent their warm Happy Birthday regards on this his 70th. [OMG] birthday today)…

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Now here are the extended stories behind the headlines. Enjoy, and be prepared to be inspired by the accomplishments of our creative community members: 

SchmoozeFest- Our January SchmoozeFest was a resounding success due to the great turnout and the caliber of the presentations. Thanks to Lici Denning, Soren Petersen, Bret Ferrante, Laura Elliot, and Rick Ferrante for their inspiring presentations and to all the other attendees who enthusiastically joined in during the networking session. The next SchmoozeFest is tentatively set for May 7, from 6:30 to 9:30 P. M. and will again be at Art Center’s South Campus, 930 South Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA.

Photos from the SchmoozeFest:






 

 






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The spring term at Art Center at Night has begun and we currently have three students enrolled in “Crafting a Meaningful Career- Part Two- Forming the Dream.” These participants are progressing rapidly as they examine the next steps to achieve their new career goals. Onward!


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Tamar Levine, Photographer, Director- “Happy New Year! I am so happy to finally be able to share ‘What A Life,’ http://tamarlevine.tumblr.com/post/107376224885/what-a-life
 the series I made for my solo show, ‘You Should Smile More.” These prints, other prints, and limited edition books are available by contacting the Lois Lambert Gallery.
http://www.loislambertgallery.com/.

Please click on the image to see more photos from this series. As always, new work can be found by visiting my website, http://www.tamarlevine.com.

I hope you're having a wonderful 2015!”
xxTamar

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- Barbara Bordnick, legendary fashion, portrait, nude and floral Photographer- 

Flower Photography Workshops by Barbara Bordnick- Come create a flower that will never die. Barbara Bordnick, author of three innovative, best selling books, Searchings: Secret Landscapes of Flowers, offers new two-day flowers photography workshops in her studio, located in the historic Photo/Flat Iron District of Manhattan.

Ms. Bordnick is a renowned fashion, portrait, nude and floral photographer who has taught workshops all over the world. Due to the popularity of her workshop in flower photography she has added three more in 2015: April 17 & 18, May 15 & 16, June 20 & 21.

To keep each workshop as intimate and hands-on as possible, only six students per workshop will be admitted. Along with demonstrations of lighting and set-up techniques, workshops begin with a trip to the New York wholesale flower market to choose flowers. Each student will go home with a gorgeous archival print of her/his won flower which will never die. Come see why everyone loves these workshops—and that yourself to a new experience!

Each Workshop is $900.00. Watch the video and sign up at http://www.barbarabordnick.com or email : info@searchings.us. 


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- Simone Drucker, Environmental Designer and Artist- Simone is now a Studio Instructor at Art Center College of Design. Development and instruction of an upper-level course in the Environmental Design department - Visual Poetics & Retail Design. Art Center’s Environmental Design department is fortunate to have her working with their talented students.

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- Christopher Marion Thomas, Fine Artist-
HOUSTON MUSUEM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE ANNOUNCES PUBLIC OPENING OF BERT LONG, JR. GALLERY FOR LOCAL ARTISTS
Houston, Texas, January 21, 2015– The Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) announces the January 30, 2015 the opening The Bert Long, Jr. Gallery for Local Artists.  An Invitation Ribbon Cutting ceremony will begin at 3:00 pm with a public opening January 31.  In recognition of his support of local artists, HMAAC has dedicated the gallery in Long's name to allow the Museum to annually exhibit the work of four emerging artists working in the greater Houston area. By creating this platform, HMAAC will give the community the opportunity to experience the best and most compelling of Houston's visual artists.

The gallery will feature original works by Bert Long, Jr. from January 30, 2015 - February 15, 2015. The first emerging artist to be on display beginning February 18, 2015 in the Bert Long, Jr. Gallery will be Christopher Marion Thomas!

The Bert Long, Jr. Gallery for Local Artists is generously sponsored by AT&T Foundation, which has given the museum artwork by Long from the AT&T Collection for the exhibition through a  long term loan, collectors Yvonne Aguirre and Stewart Krohn, the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Margaret Losinski, and Joan Batson and the Family of Bert Long, Jr.

About HMAAC - The mission of HMAAC is to collect, conserve, explore, interpret, and exhibit the material and intellectual culture of Africans and African Americans in Houston, the state of Texas, the southwest and the African Diaspora for current and future generations.

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- Sylviose Dossous, the Macaron Maven!- Don’t forget to order your delicious (and deliciously romantic) Valentine’s Day macarons from Sylviose Dossous, the Macaron Maven herself.

Yummy flavors include: cookies and crème, hazelnut crème, pistachio, and red velvet $24 per dozen (includes delivery to Pasadena or Bella Fitness Studio in Glendale)
You can order on the website ($1 convenience fee) or pay cash upon delivery​.

sylviose@macaronmaven.com
http://www.macaronmaven.com

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- Paul Gladden, Fine Art Photographer-

Paul Gladden is now offering his amazing fine art photography prints for sale for the first time. You may contact Paul by emailing him so you may obtain print sizes and pricing directly from Paul.

pwgladden@mac.com

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(Editor’s Note: Thank you to all who sent Birthday wishes to Tony Luna today. With good thoughts coming in from creative people all over the world you have reinforced why it is such an honor to work with you and watch you succeed in the things you LOVE to create!)

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Please continue to support the members of our creative community as they create meaning within their careers. Thanks to all for their informative and inspiring contributions.

If you are not on the mailing list and would like to receive owe monthly notices of these Updates please contact tony@tonylunacreative.com.  Conversely if you would like to be removed from the email list simply email tony@tonylunacreative.com and write "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.

Keep sending in your informative and motivating emails. I may have to edit them in the interest of space but I will do my best to keep their integrity. Emails and notices are usually posted in the order they are received. Tony Luna Creative-Updates are produced approximately once a month so please provide enough lead time when submitting emails so they can be posted in a timely fashion.

Keep creating wonderful art and, as always, stay in touch!

Best.

Tony

Tony Luna Creative
A Creative Consultancy
819 North Bel Aire Drive
Burbank, CA 91501
Home office: 818-842-5490

Email: tony@tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.blogspot.com
Adjunct Professor: Art Center College of Design
Contributing Consultant to "Bokeh Magazine, The Art and Life of Photography," an online magazine for the iPads and iPhones.
Author: "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" Allworth Press and
"Mastering the Business of Photography: What the Pros Do When They Are Not Taking Incredible Photos" Skyhorse/Allworth Press


Providing support, inspiration and networking for mid-career creative professionals

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Tony Luna Creative- Update- 12-28-14

Here are the headlines of what’s new in this Update:

- Season’s Greetings from Tony and Paula Luna, and wish for a wonderful and adventurous New Year!

- SchmoozeFest! Our next SchmoozeFest event is a few weeks away on Thursday, January 8. That makes it the Thursday evening before the beginning of the spring term. Get your work together so you can share with other SchmoozeFesters and come and be a part of our networking event!

- Registration has begun for the Spring term classes at the Art Center College of Design. Sign up now to start off the new year with new classes to enhance your career…

- Our “Crafting a Meaningful Career- Part One- Discovering the Dream” will start Tuesday, January 13

- Christine Saiyan reminds us to stay healthy and sign up for her yoga classes

- Nuno Figueireddo sent us a Christmas greeting from Portugal

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Here now are the extended stories behind the headlines. Enjoy, and prepare to be inspired:

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Season’s Greetings from Tony and Paula Luna. Thank you to all the kind friends of Tony Luna Creative for your thoughtful emails and cards. In the spirit of giving I am including our Christmas card and sending along our unusual invitation…



(Front of Christmas card. Click to make larger)
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SchmoozeFest! - Our next SchmoozeFest is coming up in two weeks, Thursday, January 8, from 6:30 to 9:30 P. M.! It would be great to see you at the Art Center South Campus—950 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena—so we can experience the amazing work you have been doing, and you can be part of our “Schmoozy” networking session that will follow the presentations. This presentation and networking event is free and open to all who are interested in taking their careers to the next level.

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- The spring term for the Art Center at Night/Public Programs classes begins Monday, January 12 and registration is ongoing. Check out all the offerings and sigh up by going to the web site at, http://www.artcenter.edu/acn/

- Art Center at Night/Public Programs-
All of the great Art Center at Night/Public Program classes will being Monday, January 12 and most of them will be at the Art Center at Night South Campus, 950 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, California. In addition all three “Crafting a Meaningful Career” classes will be offered.

Class dates:
- The following classes will begin the week of January 12, 2014-
"Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part One, Discovering the Dream" will run from Tuesday, January 13 to Tuesday, April 14, 7:00 to 10:00 P. M.
"Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part Two, Forming the Dream" will start Thursday, January 15 and run for six weeks to Thursday, February 19, 7:00 to 10:00 P. M.
"Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part Three, Fulfilling the Dream" begins Thursday, March 5 for six weeks and ends Thursday, April 9, 7:00 to 10:00 P. M.


For more information about these and other classes you may call Art Center at Night at 626-396-2319, or you may go to their web site at
http://www.artcenter.edu/atnight/main.jsp

And you can always contact Tony Luna at tony@tonylunacreative.com.

Members of our fall 2014 Crafting a Meaningful Career class
 reviewing a timeline assignment.




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- Christine Saiyan, Yoga Instructor and Graphic Designer,

Email: christine.saiyan@gmail.com

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Nuno Figueiredo, Photographer specializing in boudoir photography-

“Votos de Feliz Natal a todos os membros deste grupo. Boas Fotografias”

https://www.facebook.com/groups/71828576190/permalink/10152388577781191/

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Please continue to support the members of our creative community as they create meaning within their careers. Thanks to all for their informative and inspiring contributions.

If you are not on the mailing list and would like to receive owe monthly notices of these Updates please contact tony@tonylunacreative.com.  Conversely if you would like to be removed from the email list simply email tony@tonylunacreative.com and write "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.

Keep sending in your informative and motivating emails. I may have to edit them in the interest of space but I will do my best to keep their integrity. Emails and notices are usually posted in the order they are received. Tony Luna Creative-Updates are produced approximately once a month so please provide enough lead time when submitting emails so they can be posted in a timely fashion.

Keep creating wonderful art and, as always, stay in touch!

Best.

Tony

Tony Luna Creative
A Creative Consultancy
819 North Bel Aire Drive
Burbank, CA 91501
Home office: 818-842-5490

Email: tony@tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.blogspot.com

Adjunct Professor: Art Center College of Design
Contributing Consultant to "Bokeh Magazine, The Art and Life of Photography," an online magazine for the iPads and iPhones.
Author: "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" Allworth Press and
"Mastering the Business of Photography: What the Pros Do When They Are Not Taking Incredible Photos" Skyhorse/Allworth Press


Providing support, inspiration and networking for mid-career creative professionals

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