This freelancer has been in a new bustling city for 5 months now and a healthy routine has emerged yeahyah, and that includes daily morning meditation and from there has emerged a mindfulness– that feels divine.
From being more mindful I can see habits I have that are taking away from success at least the way I want to experience it, which is being in the creative zone for one thing, or just with a good workflow on. This feels splendid. So one of my new habits is to really hype myself to myself for all I’m accomplishing, and take my time about it, instead of riding myself so hard and just take it easy in this world (: You know?
As for now I can see that I can be even soooo much more grateful, just so grateful– AND SEE WHAT’S GOOD, for what I’ve got going on any given day and love on that. And so accepting of others and kind/patient and treat myself that same way. And be really brave but easy going about it. Always up to vibe with other humans thru the experience of anything we are trying to get done, and appreciate that too.
Our habits create our destiny and our daily joy in life and I have some awesome neccesary ones for a thriving freelancer that I have started, and I am running with them, for the next 96 days no matter what, I am committed to my killer freelancer habits. Then, after 96 days they will be my habits because that’s how it works, after 30 days something you do on a daily basis becomes your new way. One of my new habits is meditation & yoga, –SUN SALUTATIONS ROCK– it’s helping me work way more relaxed and as a creative, we really need that. Take care of yourselves everyone. We’re all in this together after all. Peace.
**And I haven’t been busking every day like I said, I was, but my routine changed, but I have been practicing guitar and singing everyday so no doubt that’s one of the habits that is feeling so damn good. And I plan to get back out there to Westlake again soon and get back on the busking train, tis the season.
Branding. It’s not all about branding, but you gotta do it. Here in Seattle, we have “Art Walks” –heck yeah! and they’re lots of fun, also called Art Crawls. I am pumped that First Thursday in Seattle is on the 1st of December, that’s only 4 more days! It’s gonna be a blast, and THEN….
Anna Thoreau has her first Solo Art Show at the Ballard Art Walk. It’s exciting and excellent motivation to level up the freelancing propaganda, branding, and online portfolio. Prints will be sold, as well as, the “It’s All About Music” painting created a midst the epic creative vibing at illustrious Painting with a Twist‘s grand opening, in grandiose & rising downtown Detroit, the art capital of the sweet earth, ya.
What an awesome discovery in Seattle, Creative Mornings!
8:30 in the morning and awesome vibes! My first Creative Mornings and I felt like a kid at Great Adventure, well, that’s an exageration, but after all I am a creative. But totally fun and pretty exciting. This time it was a talk on “Fantesy” And it was at Cinerama which is a dope venue.
And also I have been practicing my passion, my PASSION!
Which is making cool art. And playing so much music. As I strive to find the right gig in Seattle, I have been busking it (drums and guitar in turns), almost every day to make sure I am not cutting into my savings, and it has been really awesome. I am getting so much better at music, which is my main passion.
“Sea of Aire”, A painting by: Anna Thoreau, influenced partly by the Portugal The Man song of the same title is part of the “Wall of 100 Makers” currently touring Detroit art venues. #wallof100makers
Sea of Aire is my first painting I did right when I first became friends with one of my besties a rockin Detroit based Artist, and her soul sister. I was totally newb to the art scene and we three exploded that night in a beautiful soulful live-painting session at the Lofts off the Riverwalk close to downtown Detroit. The Diamond D.
It’s pure creativity from the soul of this world. I painted it when I first started busking playing the bucketdrums at the Lions and Tigers games.
Basically, it’s coming into myself as a freelance creative be it music I’m free-styling, writing, painting, or coding it’s pure expression from budding talents and friendship blooming in an hour –the kind that cries, and laughs hysterically and makes your heart grow. There’s a rawness and a vulnerability that has to be present to create works like this.
“Sea of Aire”, is part of the ‘Wall of 100 Makers’ currently touring Detroit art venues. #wallof100makers
This morning, just now I went downstairs to take down the recycling, and there is this man in his sleeping bag with his back up against the car port of our apartments camped out and just waking.
I live in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.
We have to help these people, this is some spooky sh****T. These are the things that really matter. Let’s just launch ONE government/ business sponsored campaign at a time. Just ONE. And succeed at it, and we can go from there. This one could be to help these people off the street in a humane fashion. Expand your mind, it can be PROFITABLE……expand the definition of the word ‘profitable’.
The design and activation can be a fun contest with prizes. Think of the copious- jobs this program will create. And all the fun graphics and branding and PSAs we can flex our talents creating…… What!?
Open sourced design creative commons license bring the whole family do something awesome that will help all of us, because when profuse humans are camping out on the streets, it ain’t good for none of us.
Can I get an Amen.
#Np: Gangstah Rap, Notorious B.I.G.
Have a really nice day everyone. Be grateful you have a comfy bed. And if you don’t, be strong, you will soon <3
Greetings from Downtown Seattle, where the landscape is changing fast. Lots of influx, and for this renegade freelancer, a great spot to start knocking out projects. Such an epic productive creative vibe at Collective Chemistry.
It’s a coworking space for digital, creative people. Most notably, a space for filmmakers, producers, cinematographers, editors, graphic designers, etc. Basically, it’s a place where you can learn from folks in a similar industry, support one another as freelancers, hire each other for gigs, attend workshops, and generally thrive as an independent creative. So much more than a hip, centrally located place to sit and work on your computer; it’s an investment in the business of you!
I didn’t have a ticket but I showed up outside and when the doors would open huuuge clouds of BLINK VIBES wooshed out into the patio of Key Arena in Seattle Center. The Mariners were playing last night too, and I was at SafeCo drumming when my buddy the ginger pedicab driver told me about the show. I’m pumped that I hit up the Blink 182 show. Not to be missed, oh no.
Then this morning I was checking out the show on the Instagram feed, it really tied together my random outside encounters with the whole picture. Like this kid who was pretty upset for being “the only one who got kicked out for crowd-surfing” He wanted to send a message to his friend inside using my facebook acct. I guess his phone was still inside. I couldn’t help because my droid is a hot spot only device. And there was no Wifi outside the show.
I saw the same crowd from the stage this morning on Instagram, and of course as they emptied out into Seattle Center I was in it, I wanted a shirt, but the merch tables were all inside and guarded pretty fiercely– I guess. Enough to keep me away at least, as it were.
Heck Yeah Blink Lit Up Seattle Center with their fans and and electric current pumping out of the the Key Arena. I encountered many crowds last night, and pedicab drivers. Seattle was poppin, it was good bike riding. And…
There are a lot of people that live on the street here in Seattle. Copious sidewalk campers, and hella tent villages. It’s actually….. yeah. We have to help them. Ideas and Activation. There are madd resources. The Gates Foundation is here, and so much more. This morning I was riding around in Occidental Square— I have a crash spot in Pioneer Square so I can be out and about downtown (quite possibly my fav part of the city) hella early– and, there was a free outside store event in the Square with all these clothes and bananas and bedding, and such– nice stuff. And good branding and signage. No doubt a well funded community event, I rolled up and was like ‘sweet jackets on that rack’. But the line was all around the square. And the vibe was a little spooky too. So I kept moving. But yea, MUCH need here, much help and further to go…
And then this morning at Zeitgeist coffee, this brother was standing outside the cafe screaming, first we couldn’t see him, then he came into view. It was so early at that point that I could imagine practically seeing a big black dragon, filling half the street that he was screaming at. And then he moved on, and croissants were served and the beat goes on. We’re all in this together, this is how your garden grows.