Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Creative Mornings, Cleveland Edition

Last Friday, Chris and I spoke at the Cleveland chapter of Creative Mornings.  Creative mornings is a breakfast and lecture series held in cities worldwide, where creative professionals (or anyone interested in creative or artistic ventures) can go to meet other creative folks, have a locally catered breakfast and coffee, and enjoy a short lecture from someone in the creative community.

Chris and I are wanting to be more involved in our city, as both of us have lived in Cuyahoga county for some time, but aren't incredibly active artistically here.  We want to meet some new people here. Despite what a lot of out-of-towners think Cleveland is like, there is a lot of great stuff here.  I mean, yeah, it's a small city on a huge lake, we have brutal and depressing winters, and our river did catch on fire that one time.  But Cleveland also has an amazing emergent food scene, tons of incredible historic architecture, close proximity to beautiful natural parks, and some really unique neighborhoods. It's a place I've lived for a long time, but now I really want to get to know it better.

And what better way to get to know a place than to get to talk to a bunch of its resident creative professionals in a great space, over amazing coffee and good food?

The theme for this month's lecture was "Collaboration", which, conveniently, is something Chris and I know a lot about. We spent some time talking about Thimblestump Forest, which being our most recent collaborative project, was easy to use as an object lesson.

We had over 100 guests in attendance, and really enjoyed getting to know everybody we talked with.  It was a great experience and I'm really glad we made the time to prepare for it!

A small display of our toys as visual aids.

There will be a video of the talk released soon, and I'll make sure to post it up here so those who couldn't attend can see the talk too - just pour some coffee and make yourself breakfast and it will be just like you were there ;)

Special thanks to Thomas Fox for organizing the event, and Rosetta Agency for hosting us in your beautiful space.  All photos are by Aaron Erb.

Topics of our talk included "Trust", "Communication", and "Making Lemons into Lemonade"
Thomas Fox (organizer at Creative Mornings CLE), with me and Chris.


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