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Creative Mornings Toronto: Ink

Posted on January 27, 2016

Continuing my look back at 2015’s Creative Mornings Toronto talks, March’s brought us back to the gorgeous Shopify Toronto office and featured worldly illustrator Jacqui Oakley on the theme of Ink. Jacqui navigated us through her illustration career and how embracing the fear {and ink!} helped her get where she is today. 

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You can watch Jacqui’s full talk here on the Creative Mornings website. 

 

Interested in attending a Creative Mornings event? Check out their website to see what talks are happening in a city near you!

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Creative Mornings Toronto: Climate

Posted on January 15, 2016

At some point in 2015, I decided that I would in fact blog each and every Creative Mornings Toronto event that I shot {which was all 12 last year!}, because they are wonderful events that make me feel at home and happy and I want more people to experience them. And inevitably in 2015, I got too busy and then forgot. Alas. 

 

I also seem to be weird about needing to post them chronologically, so I’m not going to fight it. 

 

Without further ado, here are my photos from last February’s delightful talk on the theme of Climate with ROM Kids Assistant Coordinator; Kiron Mukherjee! 

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Kiron’s talk was a great reminder to always look further and observe your own climates to see what you can learn from them {and we’re not talking physical weather here}. On the plus, he brought in priceless artifacts from the ROM and everyone got to touch 100 million year old dinosaur poop and, even cooler, a meteorite. From space. OUTER SPACE. Kiron brought out the kid in everyone. ❤

 

You can watch the full talk here on the Creative Mornings website.

 

If you’re interested in attending a Creative Mornings event, just check out their website to see what talks are happening in a city near you.

Creative Mornings Toronto: Ugly

Posted on February 11, 2015

Ugly was the theme of January’s Creative Mornings talk with Steven Artimew and it took place in one of the prettiest venues yet! If you haven’t seen Shopify‘s Toronto office, you need to check it out. It has a cat wall, Mordor jokes, cozy hangout sections, their own bar, and so much beautiful natural light! It’s kind of a dream.

 

The speaker is a cofounding member of Parkdale Roadrunners, so a challenge was put forth to the attendees to run to the talk. Those who participated in the challenge received a beautiful laser cut wood medal provided by Hot Pop Factory. I have a hard enough time walking in the snow and slush this time of year, so I decided I probably shouldn’t risk trying to run in it. Disaster alert!

 

The amazing, free breakfast spread looked extra tasty in Shopify’s office kitchen this time around. I particularly enjoyed how much fun people seemed to be having with the bagel slicer.

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I don’t believe the video of this particular talk has been uploaded to Toronto chapter’s website yet, but there are lots of other great talks available to watch for free.

 

Also, if you’re interested in attending a Creative Mornings event, just check out their website to see what talks are happening in a city near you.

Creative Mornings Toronto: Colour

Posted on January 26, 2015

Creative Mornings is one of my favourite free events. It’s a monthly breakfast speaker series geared towards creatives and takes place in over 100 cities around the world. It’s also run entirely by volunteers, which makes it a very special event to attend. Everyone involved is so passionate and it really inspires a sense of community among creatives {and let’s get serious, a lot of us go to work in our pajamas, so it’s great to get dressed, get out, and surround ourselves with awesome people}.

 

I volunteer whenever I can to photograph the events. I don’t like sitting still for too long anyways, so this way I get to attend the talks while wandering around with my face behind the camera. 

 

The first talk I photographed was the Toronto chapter’s September 2014 talk on the theme of Colour. The speaker was Tiffany Pratt; a glitter bomb full of rainbows and sprinkles and ribbons and joy and enthusiasm for life. Seriously, she’s that lovely. She hugged everyone who spoke with her following the talk. She’s an inspiration just to be around. {Tiffany, if you’re reading this, please adopt me!}

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This has probably been my favourite speaker event that I’ve ever been to. It was held at the 918 Bathurst centre and the lovely team of volunteers decorated the entire great hall with so many colourful streamers. Each attendee also got a handmade bracelet from Tiffany. So cute!

 

I highly recommend watching the whole talk {available here}. You’ll find it particularly uplifting if you have multipotentialite tendencies. BE ALL THE THINGS!

 

If you’re interested in attending a Creative Mornings event, just check out their website to see what talks are happening in a city near you.