Tony Luna Creative- Update- 3-31-2018

  Happy easter!

Happy easter!

HERE ARE THE HEADLINES WHICH ARE FOLLOWED BY THE COMPLETE STORIES…

- Laura Elliott inspires us with her story of career evolution and life-changing events that will amaze you. By bringing together her loves of writing, travel, and her zeal for missionary work she has traveled around the world several times and brings us beauty and hope. Laura’s astonishing story will surprise and inspire you, and motivate you to read her Recent Posts on her blog http://www.laurasmagicday.com. Thank you Laura for sharing your incredible story…

- Steph Zhong shares with us the release of a new online magazine/community she created called Zim Zum. What is Zim Zum? According to Steph, “This is an online place where people can come to restore their faith in humanity” and she adds further, “…love what makes you different and connect with people from all walks of life.” She has a call out to past classmates to send in their stories for publication and includes a pitch guide to make submission easy. C’mon. Send in those stories that lift the human spirit by helping her shine a light on what is good for a change!…

- Percival Carino shares with us his thanks to those who supported him as he recently ran the Los Angeles Marathon and bested his previous marathon time by 56 minutes! Percival is enrolled in our current Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part One class and is achieving meaningful goals on many levels. He is also signed up to run the New York Marathon in November. Congratulations Percival!…

- Karen Lau reaches out to us as she looks for producers or a production company that can help her as she creates necessary Public Service Spots for the Veteran’s Administration. Talented filmmakers who want to do something meaningful can contact Karen directly and make a difference in the lives of those who have served our country

- Sharon Cavanaugh, freelance photographer and photography instructor, adds the good news that she has started back to college by enrolling at Pasadena City College and is working to transfer to a university specializing in Linguistics or Political Science. We wish you all the best, Sharon, and know you will succeed…

- Jian Huang of Pasadena Photography Arts invites us to attend “…an evening with internationally-recognized photographer Shayne McGuire as we venture to faraway landscapes across the world and explore the ever-changing and unfolding beauty of nature.” The event is Thursday, April 12 from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena

- Andrea McCarthy again generously shares a list of job opportunities in the arts at institutions of higher learning. Listed here in this blog are just a sample of the opportunities and more jobs are listed on the web site for Academic Keys, Inc. Thank you Andrea for making these notifications possible…

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… AND NOW HERE ARE THE COMPLETE STORIES:

 Left is Steph Zhong and right is Laura Elliott, both featured in this edition...

Left is Steph Zhong and right is Laura Elliott, both featured in this edition...

 “The boat race image is taken from TESSA, a 30' Trintella Vriendenkring sloop designed by Van de Stadt, built in Holland in 1967 (just a little younger than me). I am partners on the boat with a dear friend named Joseph. Our story is here...Blue water–where deep calls to deep -  LauraElliottsmagicday  “

“The boat race image is taken from TESSA, a 30' Trintella Vriendenkring sloop designed by Van de Stadt, built in Holland in 1967 (just a little younger than me). I am partners on the boat with a dear friend named Joseph. Our story is here...Blue water–where deep calls to deep - LauraElliottsmagicday

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 “The other photos are from when I participated in Global Dental relief in Nepal and when I did missionary work helping Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan. I also have a ‘Be Still’ Retreat that I run at my beach house for women who need to be still when they are facing major decisions and need to get away for a few days to take time to pray and listen to the Lord for His guidance.“

“The other photos are from when I participated in Global Dental relief in Nepal and when I did missionary work helping Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan. I also have a ‘Be Still’ Retreat that I run at my beach house for women who need to be still when they are facing major decisions and need to get away for a few days to take time to pray and listen to the Lord for His guidance.“

Laura Elliott, Writer/Author- “Dear Tony, I’m writing to you about a dream come true. There’s really no words to say how happy I am in my new career and I know I would never be here without you. As you know I was pretty deep in despair when I came to Art Center to help me find a way out. What would I do now? How would I support myself in my uncertain future?

Well, I’ll never forget the chart we did juxtaposing our professional careers and personal lives in order to see our patterns. At the end of class we determined that my path would marry my passions for writing, travel and missionary work. It was all really great information but I had no idea how to apply this information to real life and how I would support myself.

I guess my message to people who are where I was is to just take the first step and follow your passions and pray for the Lord’s guidance.

The obvious things like travel writer or screenwriter not only seemed like long shots but as almost everyone, even a professional coach I hired to help me progress, would point out they all paid poorly. But I didn’t listen.

I charged ahead taking aim at the dream and the unseen, trusting in the Lord to show me the way. I had lost everything. I had no money. I had no idea how I would make my life work. At one point while I was taking your class I had to pay for my rent by pawning my jewelry, so pie-in-the-sky ideas shouldn’t have really even been on my radar. But I chose to put my walk with the Lord first above anything I understood. And I listened to where he called me to go.

After selling everything I had and journeying around the world twice, to 24 countries on 6 continents I now have a dream career and have made my dream of doing missionary work, living on the beach and owning a yacht come true too! It’s a crazy story but a wonderful story. I am a ghost. And since I also write about spirituality I guess you could call me a holy ghost. I smirked when I realized this because I remembered your challenge to us to figure out a great title so at a cocktail party people will ask you questions. …My business card lists my business address in Singapore :)

Today I am a contributing writer at World Travel Magazine and have gone on media trips that are fully paid for, my next one is to South Africa to survey Cape Leopards for three weeks this October. I write luxury travel articles and interview profiles that focus on life-changing, planet-healing travel featuring self-discovery, pilgrimages, eco-travel and journeys of the heart.

This is my biggest interview to date: https://www.wtravelmagazine.com/choreography-of-architecture-saving-the-planet-with-leo-dicaprio-and-the-romantic/

I have also sold my first screenplay for an episodic documentary series and the TV pilot is in production.

I am so happy because I live just about 10 minutes away from my girls and a five-minute walk from my yacht at Santa Cruz Harbor, where I sail with my partner, a sea captain, as much as possible.

Life sure has a funny way of working out. Right after I became partners on the boat with Joseph, about a year ago, I began to write for sailing companies and cruise lines. I even got invited on a media trip to LA (all expenses paid) to attend the CLIA show where I made a lot of connections and have a new piece coming out in World Travel Magazine about Beyond the Ordinary and Behind the Scenes Cruising. I write luxury travel so that has been very fun. This of course led to many more opportunities to write for other magazines and outlets as well :)  

Thank you so very much for believing in me and for your wisdom. I think of you all the time when I bid on jobs. And every time I learn a lesson about how I could have done a better job of bidding. I constantly reference your advice on good business relationships––good communication based on respect all on a foundation of trust. This is my North Star in business.

Have a wonderful week!  And thank you for the encouragement!!!

((hugs))”
Laura

 Laura and her daughters

Laura and her daughters

Laura A H Elliott
Writer, Author
831-521-8933 | elliwrite@yahoo.com
http://www.laurasmagicday.com/ | Skype: elliwrite
| http://www.amazon.com/Laura-A.-H.-Elliott/e/B004KFSC92

Look for Laura on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram

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- Steph Zhong, Creative Director- “Hi Tony, Happy belated 2018! Hope your year is off to a great start.

I wanted to share the release of a new online magazine/community I created called Zim Zum (http://www.zimzum.us). Thanks in part to taking your class, I was able to merge my love of storytelling, graphic design into a project meant to counter the rising culture of hate and intolerance we live in today.

This is an online place where people can come to restore their faith in humanity. By discovering or sharing stories of people who find love, friendship, connection, healing in unlikely places–with people they originally perceived as too 'different from them."

We're currently running a call for stories and invite past classmates to pitch stories (in any medium) for publication. The pitch guide is here, http://www.zimzum.us/pitch-us.

Above all, thank you Tony. You pushed me to find a way to make my passion for storytelling and design into a career. I'm on my way.

Hugs,”
Steph

Stephanie Zhong, LEED AP
Founder + Creative Director
Dear Anne Media
"Creative Solutions with a Conscience"
Cell.  310.295.7607
Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram

About Us: Restore your faith in humanity, love what makes you different and connect with people from all walks of life. Zim Zum is a destination for stories to counter the rising tide of hate speech, fake news and screaming heads. Come to read, watch, or listen to stories of people stepping out of their comfort zones to meet someone they might not normally connect with. By curating these stories together in one place, we remind ourselves that humans are fundamentally compassionate, generous, teachable and giving. And if you’re looking to expand your perceptions of others, lighten up your bias, and own who you are, this is a safe and encouraging place to grow.
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- Percival Carino, Graphic Designer- “Happy Monday, I finished the LA Marathon at 4:02. This was a testimony to my hard work and the love and support I have from my partner, family and friends that believed in me. Last year I finished the marathon at 4:58 mins. I shaved 56 mins from last year to this year and this clearly tells me a lot of what my capacity is not just from my personal work ethic but also on the things I am passionate about. I am excited to discover more about myself and the new chapter I am opening. I am very blessed, honored to share this with all of you as this was unexpected and I am so proud of my efforts.

Thank you and see you guys Tuesday night (in class).”

Percy
p2cdesign@gmail.com

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- Karen Lau, Creative Director- “Hey Tony- How are you?
Was wondering if you know any producers/production company that would be a good partner for me to work with on Veterans Administration Public Service Announcements, VA PSA’s.
I’m in the market to look for a new partner. They have to be good people…wanting to work for a good cause or they will become resentful of all the paperwork and bureaucracy.

Hope you are well!

Cheers,”
K

Karen Lau
Creative Director / Special Projects + Brand
+1 626 393 3950


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- Sharon Cavanaugh, Photographer- “Hello Tony, How are you?

I wanted to let you know of a couple of updates for me. I love reading about everyone else. I started back at college last week at Pasadena City College. I’m studying for my Associates Degree to jump over with a transfer to USC or Cal State University to finish my BA in either Linguistics or Political Science. I’m really enjoying it so far. We already have tests and exams happening this week. It’s quite a change.

Speak soon,”

Sharon

Sharon Cavanagh
P h o t o g r a p h y
USA: (213) 400 5191
linkedin.com/in/sharoncavanagh/
&
Political Science & Linguistics Student
Pasadena City College


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- Jian Huang, Principal, phcollective

DATE: Thursday, April 12 from 7 to 9PM
Facebook Event & RSVP Link

Pasadena Photography Arts presents
FORUM: The Art of Natural Light

Join us for an evening with internationally-recognized photographer Shayne McGuire as we venture to faraway landscapes across the world and explore the ever-changing and unfolding beauty of nature.

Shayne's a State of California credentialed teacher in Commercial Photography and owns Wild Compass Photographic Tours traveling to Alaska, Africa, and beyond. She was named Nature Photographer of the Year in 2013 by the Professional Photographers of LA County and received a Highly Honored Award with Natures Best, from which a piece is exhibited at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.

LOCATION:
Armory Center for the Arts
145 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

PARKING:
Parking on the street meters (paid) or adjacent city lots (first 90 minutes is free)

FOR MORE INFO:
http://www.pasadenaphotographyarts.org

Sponsored and produced by PasadenaPhotographyArts. A project of Fulcrum Arts / EMERGE Program.

Jian Huang
Principal
310-293-3121
Jian@phcollective

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Editor’s note: Below is a sampling of mostly new job offerings in art related fields available through Academic Keyes. For more job listings click on their Facebook link.

- Andrea McCarthy, AcademicKeyes- University jobs in Art - Photography,  and other related areas

Dear Professor Luna, This month's issue of AcademicKeys' e-Flier for Fine Arts features 42 faculty openings, 5 senior administrative positions, and 0 post-doc opportunities and links to hundreds more positions in higher education.
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Issue: Fine Arts Mar. 29th, 2018
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This AcademicKeys e-Flier contains higher education positions in:
- Art - Photography

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Add your department's positions to our next e-Flier, where 98% of the top 100 universities in the USA advertise their positions:
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                     ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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  Assistant Professor of Photography
  California State University, Los Angeles
  Department of Art
  Los Angeles, CA,    United States
  Date Posted: Nov. 8, 2017

  http://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=99814&o=1176689&t=FI180329m-8e
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  NEW! - Full Time Faculty
  California Institute of the Arts
  Program in Art and Technology in the School of Art
  Valencia, CA, United States
  Date Posted: Mar. 24, 2018

  http://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=105009&o=1176689&t=FI180329m-6e
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  NEW! - Professor of Practice in Documentary Film
  Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
  Department of Film, Television and Scenography
  Espoo/Helsinki, Finland
  Date Posted: Mar. 13, 2018

  http://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=104557&o=1176689&t=FI180329m-6e
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  NEW! - Discipline Lead, Digital Marketing
  RMIT University Vietnam
  School of Business and Management
  Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  Date Posted: Mar. 8, 2018

  http://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=104403&o=1176689&t=FI180329m-6e
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  NEW! - Regular Faculty, Acting & Directing
  University of Idaho
  Theatre Arts and Film
  Moscow, ID, United States
  Date Posted: Mar. 7, 2018

  http://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=104372&o=1176689&t=FI180329m-6e
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  NEW! - Asst. Professor in Digital Media Strategies for Bus.
  University of Connecticut
  Digital Media & Design
  Storrs, CT, United States
  Date Posted: Mar. 5, 2018

  http://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=104260&o=1176689&t=FI180329m-6e
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  NEW! - Assistant Professor in Web and Interactive Design
  University of Connecticut – Stamford Campus
  Department of Digital Media and Design
  Stamford, CT, United States
  Date Posted: Mar. 5, 2018

  http://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=104258&o=1176689&t=FI180329m-6e
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  NEW! - Assistant Professor - Voice (Tenure Track)
  University of Victoria
  Theatre
  Victoria, BC, Canada
  Date Posted: Feb. 27, 2018

  http://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=104098&o=1176689&t=FI180329m-6e
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  Instructor or Assistant Professor in Film and Media
  Villanova University
  N/A
  Villanova, PA, United States
  Date Posted: Feb. 22, 2018

  http://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=103942&o=1176689&t=FI180329m-6e
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  Instructor or Assistant Professor in Digital Media Design
  Villanova University  Villanova, PA, United States
  Date Posted: Feb. 22, 2018

  http://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=103940&o=1176689&t=FI180329m-6e
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  Faculty Positions in Design
  Avantika University
  School of Design
  Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India
  Date Posted: Feb. 19, 2018

  http://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=103770&o=1176689&t=FI180329m-6e
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  Visiting Assistant Prof. or Instructor of Design Thinking
  Miami University of Ohio
  College of Creative Arts
  Oxford, OH, United States
  Date Posted: Feb. 16, 2018

  http://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=103697&o=1176689&t=FI180329m-6e
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  Faculty Positions for 2018-2019 Academic Year
  Marymount Manhattan College
  Academic Affairs
  New York, NY, United States
  Date Posted: Feb. 14, 2018

  http://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=103583&o=1176689&t=FI180329m-6e
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  Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor of Self Development
  American University of the Middle East (AUM)
  College of Liberal Arts
  Al Kuwait, Al Ahmadi, Kuwait
  Date Posted: Feb. 5, 2018

  http://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=103238&o=1176689&t=FI180329m-6e
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  Professor in Photography Research
  Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture
  Department of Media
  Helsinki, Finland
  Date Posted: Jan. 30, 2018

  http://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=102990&o=1176689&t=FI180329m-8e
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  Open Rank Faculty Position in Urbanism / Urban Design
  University of Southern California
  School of Architecture
  Los Angeles, CA, United States
  Date Posted: Jan. 29, 2018

  http://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=102959&o=1176689&t=FI180329m-2e
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  Instructor - Photography (Tenure-Track)
  Shoreline Community College
  Humanities
  Shoreline, WA, United States
  Date Posted: Dec. 19, 2017

  http://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=101557&o=1176689&t=FI180329m-8e
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  Assistant Professor (Art)
  Kansas State University
  Manhattan, KS, United States
  Date Posted: Dec. 15, 2017

  http://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=101373&o=1176689&t=FI180329m-6e
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  Assistant/Associate Professor of Illustration
  University of Hartford
  Illustration Department, Hartford Art School
  West Hartford, CT, United States
  Date Posted: Dec. 1, 2017

  http://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=100826&o=1176689&t=FI180329m-6e
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   To view more academic jobs, visit: http://finearts.academickeys.com/
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  Sincerely,

    Andrea McCarthy
    amccarthy@AcademicKeys.com
    Academic Keys, LLC
    1066 Storrs Road, Suite D
    Storrs, CT 06268
    USA

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