Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Day of healing and meditation Sat Feb 4th

We will hold our 3rd Day of healing and meditation on Saturday Feb 4th. Doing self healing meditations together, forming a sacred circle, wishing and willing light and trust, abundance and creativity to ourselves and the world. I love these days. Once a month. Very nice. Think I will do laying on of hands this time, feels right. Healing, Dreaming, initiating. It is time for all of us to move into the life that we were born for, don't you think?
Art for Change is putting out a call for Artists for their next exhibition – Know Gays Aloud: Violence in the LGBT Communities of Color. For more info go to create meditate: http://tinyurl.com/7t832z9

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant – apply now For application go to: http://www.paam.org/lowf_foundation_grant.html

Monday, January 16, 2012

My book synopsis - here we go!

Thanks everyone for the wonderful suggestions for the cover. I've emailed the publisher, please feel free to keep them coming! I've written 12 out of the 16 chapters so far, and feel like I'm on a roll towards the finishing line. Oh my god/dess - this is really happening. Amazing. Thank you all for the support and kind words. Here is the synopsis of the book which I sent in today for the catalogue. Book Title: Create Your Art Career: Practical Tools, Visualizations, and Self-Assessment Exercises for Empowerment and Success A hands-on career planning book with creative visualizations, guided meditations, and self-assessment/self-exploration exercises for visual artists to create and sustain a successful career. Synopsis: Have you dreamed of creating a better future for yourself as an artist? Can you imagine a future so fulfilling that it moved you to make it a reality? Do you want practical tools and strategies at your disposal to implement this vision and make it so? Well now you can. Artist, gallerist, educator and meditation & creativity career coach Rhonda Schaller provides insights and practical tools for readers to cultivate an inspired and sustainable art career. Schaller teaches how to visualize a better future, empower your creativity and build a career plan for artistic success. This is the ultimate self-help book for artists comprised of over 50 unique career planning exercises and tools including creative visualization, self-assessment and mind map exploration. For the established artist and the emerging creative this book validates the idealist in every artist, loyal to their values, and shares how to implement a successful career plan through a step-by-step process of empowerment. This book will change the way you think and validate the way you feel. It is a fun-to-read hands on book which helps you create a plan and act on your ideas. Schaller gives artists many ways to solve career problems and plan next steps. Required reading for every working artist who wants to have a creative career, this book is designed to facilitate brainstorming and self-understanding for every career stage, and shows how to apply your values and desires to become more successful. Based on the Creative Mind Business Mind: Use of Creative Visualization in Career Planning courses Schaller teaches at the School of Visual Arts, the book is designed for people to work through and gain ideas to bridge their creative inspirations with a defined business role and action plan. Chapters include Your Personal Vision (chapter 2); What Would You Do If You Couldn’t Fail (chapter 5); Visualizing Great Business Relationships (chapter 11); Artist as Entrepreneur: Attracting Funding (chapter 13); and Take Charge of Your Life (chapter 16). Love to hear your thoughts.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Cover art for my upcoming book - got any ideas?

Got an email from the publisher, Allworth Press of my upcoming book - Create your Art Career: Meditation, Visualization and Self Assessment Empowerment Tools for Success. The book will be published this year ( yikes!) I deliver the manuscript in June. They wants to know my thoughts on the cover. What do I want on the cover? I thought I would ask you guys. What do you think would make a good cover for a self reflective career planning book for creatives? And, if you have any images that you think would be awesome, let me know. Happy to send your stuff along and see what they say.... So, what do you think?