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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Tony Luna Creative- Update 9-28-14

Headlines of what’s new in this Update:

- Our SchmoozeFest on Thursday, September 4 was a resounding success as it was another inspiring evening of presentations and networking by friends of Tony Luna Creative…

- During the latest SchmoozeFest Ezekiel Wheeler announced that he was going to embark September 8 on a trip he has wanted to take his entire life. The trip will take him to Europe to begin his “comprehensive travel guide of Europe for motoring enthusiasts.” A link to his Facebook page is included in the longer version of this blog…
- Dennis Hill, (from an article in the Los Angeles Times, September 9)shot several beautiful images of Craftsman style homes for the article announcing the 2014 Craftsman Weekend in Pasadena. A must-view!… 
- Loren Tripp lets us know that in addition to her numerous ventures she is starting a group called Pasadena Women In Tech and they are having a Launch Party, Saturday, October 25! Also, she is producing a Panel Discussion on Technology and Public Benefit for the Innovate Pasadena Connect Week. She is looking for someone “…who is an expert in Product Design or Design for Public Benefit who can be on our panel” so if you are interested please contact Loren at…
- Alejandro Tearney is raising funds to attend the Arts summit in Kalgoorlie, West Australia from the 17th - 20th of October called Arts & Edges. He has been invited to Arts & Edges to teach iArt / digital painting and drawing on the iPad
- Bret Ferrante offers investment advice for independent contractors and business owners. He takes the anxiety out of protecting your financial future by working with numerous resources to tailor your financial needs…
- Peter Treadwell sent an announcement of his individual mobility product, RocketSkates, which are the world’s first smart wearable mobility device. He is currently crowd sourcing support on Kickstarter. Take a closer look at these remarkable new ways to get around…
- Al Satterwhite informs us that his Hunter Thompson book, “The Cozumel Diary,” is now available on iTunes for the iPad. And his other books, “The Racers,” and “Carroll Shelby” are available in digital format

This is a particularly robust blog so enjoy all the news. Here now are the extended stories behind the headlines:


Our SchmoozeFest on Thursday, September 4 was a resounding success as it was another inspiring evening of presentations and networking by friends of Tony Luna Creative. The event from 6:30 to 9:30 P. M. at Art Center’s Public Programs brought together a wide variety of interests from the announcement by one of our participants of an exciting trip to Europe to experience automotive cultural events, to valuable investment advice, to a survey on the “A-ha Moment” of inspiration, to updates on other outstanding creative projects. In the future SchmoozeFests will be scheduled for the Thursday before the beginning of each term so begin planning your presentation and prepare for an evening of an entertaining exchange of ideas!


- Ezekiel Wheeler, Automotive Culture Consultant- “Well, time for another announcement! I will be taking a step down as Editorial Director of RideApart (and taking on a Business Development role) at the end of the week to pursue a personal project. I'll be traveling to Europe starting Sept. 8th to work on a comprehensive travel guide of Europe for motoring enthusiasts. I'll kick things off at the The Goodwood Revival then jam out to Germany, Italy, Belgium and France to see some of the best motoring events and museums on the planet. You can follow me at European Car Magazine and maybe a few posts on Speedhunters. Stay tuned!!!


“Here are some photos from my trip thus far. I'm half way through and have plenty more coming! Be sure to share with everybody!”


- Dennis Hill, The Architect’s Photographer- (Editor’s note: The following entry is directly from the Los Angeles Times article by Lisa Boone, September, 9, 2014):

2014 Craftsman Weekend returns to Pasadena,
The 23rd annual Craftsman Weekend celebration organized by the preservation group Pasadena Heritage has some new offerings this year, including a tile workshop with ceramist Sarah Moore of Sassafrass Pottery and a walking tour of the Monte Vista/Las Lunas neighborhood, originally part of the Rancho San Pasqual neighborhood south of the Pasadena Heights historic district.

The three-day event opens Oct. 17 and will include lectures, workshops and bus and walking tours. The highlight, as always, is the Craftsman House Tour, a self-driven tour of five privately owned homes designed between 1908 and 1914, including the 1911 Miss Ida Hawes House designed by contractor/builder Samuel Hawes. That tour is scheduled for Oct. 19.

An all-day excursion tour of the historic Mission Inn in Riverside, listed on the Historic Hotels of America program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is scheduled for Oct. 17.

Docents also will lead walking tours through Pasadena neighborhoods, including Arroyo Seco and South Grand as well as a historic tour of the Rose Bowl.

The two-day Craftsman Exposition at the Pasadena Convention Center will satisfy Arts & Crafts enthusiasts as more than 60 antique dealers' and artists' display furniture, textiles, pottery, tiles, metal work, wallpapers, stencils and books.

For ticket prices and an event schedule (some events have sold out), visit Pasadena Heritage online or 651 S. St. John Ave. Parking will be available at the Convention Center, 300 E. Green St. Information: (626) 441-6333.”


Loren Tripp
, Artist/Entrepreneur- “Hi Tony! Loren here from class of 2012!  I hope you are well.  I’m happy to say I still use some of the perspective I got from your class in my lurch toward figuring out what I’m doing with my life!  So far it has been a circuitous stagger, but I’m making forward progress… am doing some TV set dressing as well as getting terrifyingly close to opening my CoStudio cooperative art studio!  ‘Be careful what you wish for’ is appropriate here... 

I’m starting a group called Pasadena Women In Tech and we’re having a Launch Party! Here is the information, and I hope you’ll pass it along:
I’m also producing a Panel Discussion on Technology and Public Benefit for the Innovate Pasadena Connect Week.  Here is the blurb, with a web site to follow next week”: 

Technology and Public Benefit Panel Discussion:  Innovating for Good

Innovation can change the world. Social entrepreneurs are using their creativity and expertise to make a difference for humanity, for the environment and for the future.  From designing water filtration systems that save lives to wearable technology that tracks health; from innovations in education to online crowd funding sites; from awareness-raising ice bucket challenges to data and mapping systems that track populations and disease; from developing efficient and scalable systems that solve challenges to companies committing to a mission of corporate responsibility: technology, design and the entrepreneurial spirit can make the world better. Our panel will discuss innovation for public benefit, business and funding models that make organizations sustainable, and how out of the box thinking makes a difference.

Saturday, October 25, 2014. Program 10:00 to 11:30  Location TBD

I wonder if you have anyone you can recommend from Art Center who is an expert in Product Design or Design for Public Benefit who can be on our panel?
I hope you are enjoying the new term and are keeping as busy as you like.  I will try to stop in at the next Schmooze Fest!

Best wishes,”

Loren Tripp

Join Pasadena-area women in technology, education, science, design and innovation for the Launch Party of Pasadena Women in Tech.  We will discuss our Mission, network and enjoy a no-host bar and appetizers.  Open to women and men who support innovative women, our launch party will be held at the historic Blinn House, home of the Women's City Club of Pasadena.

Women in Tech Launch Party-​
When: Monday, October 20, 2014
Where: 160 N. Oakland Ave. Pasadena CA 91101
Schedule of events: 6:00pm - Welcome; 6:30pm - Our Mission; 7-8pm - Party!


- Alejandro Tearney, Art Director, Artist, Graphic Artist- “Hello Tony, You may or may not know that I will be participating in an Arts summit in Kalgoorlie from the 17th - 20th of October called Arts & Edges. I have obtained most of my funding to get there in grants and I am currently looking from funding from my Kickstarter project to cover my accommodation costs. It would mean a lot to me if you could like, share and back my project. Please see the link below to check it out.

Thanks a million”

Alejandro Tearney | ASB Marketing
Art Director

Ph: (08) 9477 6888 | Fax: (08) 9477 6999


- Bret Ferrante, Investment Advisor-
There is no such thing as one-size-fits-all when it comes to managing wealth. That is why I work closely with you to address your unique needs and assist you with the following strategies and goals:
•    Investment strategy
•    Risk management
•    Wealth accumulation
•    Wealth transfer
•    Managed money programs
•    Retirement planning
•    Cash management

Investment Advisor Representative


- Peter Treadwell, Product Designer and Entrepreneur- (The description of his remarkable RocketSkates is taken from his web site)

Whether it is the meshed honey comb design, the color, or the shape,  at first glance the RocketSkates look like mini shopping carts strapped to your shoes. The difference is, this shopping cart will take you places at up to 12 mph.

The RocketSkates are the world’s first smart wearable mobility device, say its developers, who are currently crowdsourcing support on Kickstarter. 

Lean the skates forward to accelerate, and backwards to slow down. The device is powered by lithium-ion batteries, and also comes with a microprocessor to synchronize the speed between the two feet. 

The ACTON App, monitors the RocketSkates via a smartphone. It provides diagnostics, battery, and route-tracking information. A software development kit (SDK) also allows app developers to use the RocketStick in their next app. 

The video below starts with a demo of the RocketSkates, and is followed by the co-founder and CTO of ACTON, Peter Treadway, explaining how they work.


- Al Satterwhite, Photographer- The Hunter Thompson book, “The Cozumel Diary,” is now available on iTunes for the iPad - I'm currently only doing the iPad because it's the only one that has a 'locked' layout, meaning the layout looks the way I want it to look without moving around as most or all of the other readers do.

My two other racing books are also available:

“The Racers” is the digital version of the limited edition (100 numbered & signed copies) book that sells for $750.00 (it comes in a custom metal box with a laser-etched cover & (2) signed 8x10" B&W prints; the digital version also has my vocal commentary on every page which is unique.

“Carroll Shelby” is also available as an ebook; the print book being a limited run at $225.00@

Go to iTunes, under 'Books'  search for 'Al Satterwhite'

or> Al Satterwhite -Books on iBooks:


Al Satterwhite
310.375.3732 (o)


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Adjunct Professor: Art Center College of Design
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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

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