Thursday, September 22, 2011

Jenny Doh is in the House!

I'm so excited - Launch Your Creativity is Saturday, October 1 and Jenny Doh is our Key Note Speaker. I've been a huge fan of Jenny's since her days as Editor in Chief at Somerset Studio and I love, love, love her Crescendoh blog.

I read the following on her blog and greatly enjoyed reading some things I didn't know about Jenny. I thought you might enjoy reading them as well:

:: With the Help of Michelle ::
Crescendo launched back in May of 2008. I was able to launch it with the help of my good friend, Michelle Ward, who designed my first blog banner and organized all the nuts and bolts to make it happen. For quite some time, the focus of my blog's content revolved around my role as Editor-in-Chief of Somerset Studio. It was a lot of work, and it was rewarding to be recognized for the work. Fun times.

:: Leap & Launch ::
In 2009, I decided to take a leap and launch You can read my farewell letter to artists inthis post to give you a better idea of what all contributed to my decision to make the leap.

:: I Love My Family ::
Nothing I do could be done without the love and support of my family. I am married to Gerardo, and together, we have a daughter, Monica, and a son, Andrew. The four of us have a great time together and we also love our Silky Terrier pups, Toby and Scout. Get to know them here:
:: I Love Music ::
I grew up in a highly musical home. I play the cello, piano, guitar, and I've been learning to play the ukulele.
    :: I Love to Laugh :)
    And I actually love to try and make people laugh:
    :: I Love my Alma Mater :: UC Irvine ::
    Aside from family and work, I give my time to my mother soul. Here's a speech I had the honor of delivering as Commencement Speaker for UC Irvine. (UCLA is also my alma mater. It is where I earned my graduate degree. But the thing is, I was an Anteater before I was a Bruin.)
    :: ART SAVES ::
    The term ART SAVES was something I started to say after watching the awesome film, Walk the Line. The most powerful scene for me was when the music scout told Johnny Cash the secret to singing and connecting with listeners. I highly recommend the film if you have a chance to watch it. For me, I know that when I'm totally lost, the way I can get back on track is through the creative process. There are a few speeches I've given that touch upon that:
        :: Water ::
        I am passionate about the topic of water. It is the foundation for life. And there's a whole lot of people in this world without proper access to water. It's unimaginable. I want to try and help. I'm going to help.
        :: Crafting My Best Life ::One of the things I really love doing is teaching online classes through The Creative Lab. Check them out here:
          :: Books ::
          I create books. Here are the ones I've made (so far):
          The main categories on the left side of my blog are what I mainly focus on these days. I also write about other things too. I hope you'll visit often as I work to craft posts that can help inspire you and help you find ways to prioritize creativity in your own life. I'll also periodically update this page as important posts and other welcoming ideas emerge. Thank you for being here.

          Jenny :)PS :: There are other things I love ... like hard workers, active listeners, staying fit, knitting, hot shoes, and ... well ... I'll let you discover the rest as you look around.
          I so look forward to meeting Jenny next Saturday at Launch Your Creativity. Tickets are still available  - hope to see you there!