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Sunday, September 06, 2009

tranquility du jour #161: creative exploration

Bonjour. Welcome to the 161st edition of Tranquility du Jour: a guide to bringing tranquility to your every day. Today’s show menu features happenings and creative exploration with Lisa Sonora Beam.
Tranquilology Teleclass: Join moi for our next tranquilology teleclass "Fall Festivity" on September 21 at 9pm ET. $10. View petals from summer's teleclass.
Tranquility Tip: Set aside play time to explore what you want to create this next season. Journal about it. Collage it. Paint it. Write a song about it. Bake an expression of it (cupcakes welcome). Dress the part. Get clear on what you want to see unfold.
Workshops + RetreatsOnline creativity circle starts this week! Annual Fall Foliage retreat to the hills of Virginia October 16-18 and 10-year birthday bash on October 30. In 2010, consider the 3rd annual New Year's Gala, 4th annual Hip Tranquil Chick retreat March 26-28, and a week long sojourn to lush Costa Rica May 22-29. All the scoop is on my workshops page.

Featured Tranquilista: Lisa Sonora Beam doesn’t go for the whole “starving artist” thing. She’s worked for decades on her rebuttal: She thrives as a mixed-media artist, writer, and founder of Digital Hive EcoLogical Design, a San Francisco–based communications firm that works with green businesses. She earned her MBA in Sustainable Enterprise, whose business theories form the strategic backbone of this book.
Lisa has learned that business savvy in an artist is rare: most creative people shy away from the strategic skills necessary to make a living doing what they love. So after yet another artist friend responded to Lisa’s business insights with, “I never thought about that,” she decided to help make sure they did.
Over the course of 20 years teaching workshops, Lisa has honed her techniques for transforming passion into livelihood. She’s taught at leading learning centers like Esalen Institute and Hollyhock, and has been featured in Entrepreneur and Business Week. She develops courses in Green & Social Marketing and has taught at Dominican University's Green MBA. In the studio, she creates mixed-media paintings, artist books, assemblage structures, and continues to run Digital Hive.
With The Creative Entrepreneur, Lisa has finally put passion to paper to help artistic types develop and harness their business savvy. The Creative Entrepreneur is the culmination of an eclectic life of business and art, strategic planning and creative calling. It’s Lisa preaching what she’s practiced: that it’s possible and practical to make a living doing what you love.
A thriving San Francisco Bay Area transplant from Chicago, Lisa lives and works out of a former warehouse that is in various stages of green renovation, where she fantasizes about the perfect organizer for all her art supplies and of sleeping in a Moroccan tent on her (permit pending) living roof.
Savvy Sources:
Lisa's Blog

Signature Style: Featured "Look of the Podcast" is a selection of TranquiliT's beloved organic bamboo sale items. Watch TranquiliT's last video featuring oodles of ways to wear. Check out our sneak peek of fall. Join TranquiliT's exclusive mailing list to get the skinny. Follow TranquiliT on twitter. Become a fan. Add TranquiliT to your blog and become an Affiliate. Help spread the word and join our Tribe.

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Challenge: Send moi photos of you getting your artist date on and I'll share them with our readers. The most creative artist date photo/write up received by September 21 (the fall equinox) will receive a complimentary CD of my newest Tranquility-to-Go class plus a complimentary mentoring session via phone or in person (if you're local). Create away + do share!

Omwork: Try the mandala exercise we discussed.

Au Revoir: To close out the show, we’re playing Got to Get Ready by Brother Culture from promonet. You can learn more about them at
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1 comment:

The Yogini said...

Kimberly, excellent interview, as always. Congratulations on ONE MILLION podcast downloads. You've brought so much great information to so many individuals.

And, Lisa, you are my new shero. I've ordered your book and am eager to dive in. Cheers!