Category: Cool Projects

Wordpowers

Wordpowers

How do words affect your health? It is my (Alisha’s) pleasure to make an announcement. Recently, I received the final copy of my upcoming article called, “For The Love Of… Cholesterol?!” This article is a review of Dr. Jack Wolfson’s book, “The Paleo Cardiologist,” which will appear in the June issue of Green Living magazine (AZ, cover shown)… The Men’s Healthy Living issue. @greenlivingaz can always use your support, so please plan to pick up a FREE copy around Phoenix, coming soon!! I’ll post a link to the online version when it becomes available!! As always, I want to thank Green Living mag for supporting my efforts to educate the masses using my own Wordpowers. 😉  

The Busiest Hustler

(Gallery Is At Page Bottom)

Hi there, it has been a little bit since I posted. If you are reading this, then congratulations. 🙂 If there was a time to check-in on what I’m up to, then this would be it! As we are in our last official month of Spring, my opinions of how business went this past season, are strong. There were some major letdowns, some missed connections, and some budget gaps. There are some incredibly courageous entrepreneurs out there, and I’m working with some of the top best! Mostly, everyone I’m working with has been hustling since before “the election.” I can see that everyone is doing their best, which is promising in my mind!

News Flashes

My “Pin and Eye” photographic exhibit at Children’s Museum of Phoenix will be opening at the beginning of Summer 2017. This is my first-ever (inaugural) Art show. 6 photographs will be shown inside the museum, in the “Pit Stop” area. The name of my show is: Who are “Pin and Eye?” The show will last at least 3-months.

COOL ANNOUNCEMENT!

A replica of “Pin and Eye” — housed in a clear plexiglass diorama — has been requested by the museum. They are putting this “Pin and Eye” diorama display right on their front Admission Desk! Down low… so the little kids can gawk at it. I am thrilled that “Pin and Eye” are getting the spotlight! There are two other BIG announcements that I can make… but I’ll cool off on the “Pin and Eye” photo exhibition news for now. Check back soon!
CLICK HERE to Like the “Pin and Eye” FB page @pinandeyeforever. I’ll keep improving it as I inch towards the Summertime launch. I am in full production mode now!

Co-Authoring Announcement

I have joyfully completed my work on the First Edition of a new reference book. I am listed as a co-author on the “Modern Superfood Nutrients” e-book, alongside Clinical Herbalists Yarrow Willard, and Angela Willard. They are my clients, and this is one of several projects for their business, Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary, that I have joined in on. Beginning this Sunday on FB LIVE, Yarrow will be broadcasting the launch of this book… which has taken us four months (a team of 5) to complete. We are all so happy for ourselves, and proud to give this vital reference book away for FREE to our online communities.
CLICK HERE to get with the Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary FB Page.

New Clients & Services

I’d like to publicly welcome a new client, Native303.com. They are planning some changes to their online business that I will help to refine and coordinate. I’m happy to say that we have already blasted-off for our first 5-hour package together. I can talk more about this soon. But, my first deliverable to them are my detailed recommendations for next steps, and then begin to do the tasks.
I’m changed my Pricing Matrix, and want YOU to be the first to know about it. Soon, I will be scaling my agency to provide new media agency services to global online non profit education and holistic brand marketing clients. (If this sounds fancy and complicated, that’s because it is.) I’m going to be charging more for my time, and hire an outside team to manage, so that I can offer more of my expertise to bigger and bigger clients.
My Service Packages are still VERY affordable, when compared to entrepreneurs that are stationary. My traveling expenses are less than the living expenses of other comparable-quality consultants and agencies. But, they have to charge more than I do, because they have much more overhead. It is my pleasure to offer competitive rates for kind, professional, and expert services.

Web & Schedule Changes

My new website upgrades will be happening gradually. A new template has been put into place, which offers more versatility and promotional abilities. The end-game is to have a new shop up and running this summer. I am going to produce an e-book catalogue with live links, and will post it when finished of course. This e-book will help promote the various products that I own. The new shop will be linked to the e-book.
Currently, you can see my full products and inventions catalogue at: http://thealishaproject.com/products.

Here’s What I’m Up To Lately (Image Gallery):

Let’s Be Unafraid…. of my NEW Haiku title!

Let’s Be Unafraid (my NEW Haiku title)

It’s taken a little while to ground, but I’m pleased to share my NEW 56-page paperback FULL COLOR Haiku book! This is my second Haiku book, filled with 35+ never before seen creative wordplay expressions. Do not hold any serious expectations, as these Haikus range from funny, provocative, inspirational, and even sexy! Take this book for your personal bedside library, coffee, or tea table… for adults only! Click on image to visit sales page. <FYI The cost is a bit high, but this color Art book cost more to produce.>

Ups (mostly Ups) and Downs

Relatively fewer downs than ups for certain. But, my world has been inverted and refined since I broke my jaw on the early morning of March 5. I’ve been processing all the emotions, supposed meanings, and truth that is my life. When I feel like “whatever I am is perfect” is when the ups happen. The downs are always surprising, to me, the calculated competitor. I judge myself harshly, in other times. But in the nowness of time, today on May 9 of 2017 in the year of our Lord Trumpkins, I cannot judge. My perceptions and perspectives and reality have all shifted. Inside and outside of me, I am bathing in flux.

The projects that I have adopted in my personal life and careers, are what I consider to be huge career works. In order to preserve my own morale around being “so productive” — between trying to live a good healthy life — it is true that I allow myself certain… freedoms. I allow myself to tell the truth, by pointing out what I’m seeing. This alleviates all sorts of anxieties within me, for all the reasons why you might feel the same way, if you were me. I’ve learned that I don’t know anything… except what love is. I’ve had to love myself more than I have ever tried to before. With having a broken jaw, and with the mouth being so very important to the life and welfare of me as a human being, the last 10-weeks have literally been the “go-time” of my adult age.

I sound over-important…

…when I talk about my careers, and projects, and dote on my clients. This is because I like to brag about every step I take that ends up going right. Because, I have been in places where every step I took was… not good, healthy, intelligent, etc. This is an observation, not one of my harsh self-judgments. There is a correlation between how much energy I have to heal, and how much I am doing to heal myself. I’ve noticed while healing from jaw surgery, that every iota of energy matters to me, when I’m healing a system inside my body. In more ways than one, I am discovering that my body seems like its own vast Universe… somehow we all have one (you and me), and they mostly all have the same needs (physical, emotional, psychological, sexual, sensual, etc.). As May opens and blooms, the deserts here in Arizona are already arid, but still cool in the evenings. I have opened my door every evening for the past two weeks… what joy to feel this desert town cool down. The range from hot day to cool night, and all the self-care has got me feeling present and aware.

Making Gains

Emotions are the #1 indicator of whether someone with a health challenge will heal and remain illness-free. Or, whether they will lapse into a cycle of illness. This is the message that I have heard loud and clear from literally dozens of top medical doctors. It seems to me a natural wonder, that emotions can be the wellspring of life or death. Okay, I kind of knew that already somehow, intuitively. For me, emotions are indicators of balance, transition, or imbalance. My emotions are in a nice place, with occasional clouds. 😉 I’m not on pharmaceuticals, which (coming from my family) is a rarity. I’m spending energy to ensure emotional balance, including taking mild natural/nutritional supplements that keep my brain healthy and active. I’m learning that my emotions seem to be well-balanced when I am physically whole. My natural focus with having a broken jaw, is to take all the care I can, of myself. This is a new way of life for me. Again, never before have I taken care of myself so well. So… emotionally… I’m MAKING GAINS

Physical Gains

Not a pleasant way to frame the topic. Especially, since I am in pain often. Physically, I am “mostly able” to lead a normal life. So this is a big win. I could have been hurt worse, as I’ve myself said. There are some messy health challenges that I am in the midst of. But, I am accustomed to facing challenges. So… physically… I’m MAKING GAINS. There are some physical challenges to working on my careers, that breaking my jaw did not plan for. Hahah I am thinking of some funny/embarrassing moments, and you can ask me when you see me. Let me say that I have often felt physically disabled, because I broke my jaw. Yes, that’s to be expected. But, there are many details of living life in “that reality” that are hard to otherwise imagine.
You can see some of “Pin and Eye” on sale now at Jarrod’s cafe in Mesa AZ. I designed all elements of the sales display, except for making the glass box. Including, the actual jumbo art post cards. There are 5 different cards.
Physical friendships have been missing from my life while I heal, except in rare occasions. I’ve been more or a Phone/Text friend, than in in-person friend, to my friends. Honestly, I did not feel like “going out” to feel physically or socially awkward around my friends. (This is my pride talking, haha.) But, for some reasons that I isolated my physical self, I did feel like I “would be back” soon. I’ve learned that — even when alone — there is always a potential for drama, when I am not properly socialized. 😉 I used to throw parties for a living, no joke, and for many reasons I feel comfortable being around many people. (Especially, when everyone is dancing.) You can imagine even my jaw’s confusion, when breaking my jaw prevented me from being more social. #solitaryperson #that’scoolwithmethough #releasecontrol
L to R: Sabina and Alisha, working together at Jack Stuler Foundation. We work together well, and are supporting each other to do our best.

Sociality

During the past several weeks, I have been posting, in lieu of normalized socialization. It “sort of” works. But really, if I were hard core about my health, perhaps I would have chosen a ‘wave-free’ / non-radio-active environment. But, I didn’t because I couldn’t, I felt. And so, being away from everyone… I am very much accustomed to being part of a social scene. Even in normaly, I have many real, offline, 3D+ friends, who I sincerely love, enjoy being around, and taking time to spend time with. As I tend to do: #ilovemyclients #ilovemycareers #realtalk

Thank YOU! Whether in-person…

…or on the telephone, or Skype, or E-mail and text and messenger, I want to THANK those who have been around me on a regular basis through my healing. I was humbled to have many people caring for me, and bringing me good laughs by text, phone, and in-person (<— the bravest ones). Recently, I returned from a trip to Sedona where I got to hug a lot of people I care about. I hung out with a half-dozen of my local yocal friends, and I got my laughing “in” and felt great smiling while feeling more confident about what that smile looks like and needs.

Career-iosity News Ups

On the ups side, I have a lot of my projects currently in bloom. I’m seeing some relative payoff from fostering real relationships, which brings me hope. CLICK HERE to read my latest news from the previous week. It will be more specific with details than this post is. Above and beyond last weeks news, I’m busy on projects that really light me up. In April, my life got a lot cooler and fun, when compared to March. First, I got my jaw unwired, which of course was life-changing. Then, I submitted my photographic art to a prestigious children’s museum, and was accepted and offered a 3-month exhibition. I had put together a winning proposal, that smoothed the path there. So knowing that my design and copywriting work — which is authentic (for the record) — worked… is way cool. (This helped me to feel more proficient at opening my own doors, instead of always asking fate to do it.)
Upcoming self-published title release
Another BIG DEAL for me in April, was that I FINALLY FINISH-FINISHED my upcoming book The First 5 Project Planning Lessons. Took 2-years and now I know more than when I started. Also in April, I was able to post a range of graphic training goods, like leadership planning charts. I did a website revision, and helped one of my dedicated clients to finish a big print materials project. I got new daily glasses with UV coatings to protect my eyes from blue light on screens (laptop, cell phone, etc.). If you’re on my IG @alishatheexplorer or my FB @theAlishaproject you will often see my glasses. Five jumbo art post cards that I shot, designed, and printed, went on sale at Jarrod’s Coffee, Tea & Gallery in Mesa, AZ (on Main Street). Oh, and Haiku book second edition release, and the launch of Jack Stuler Foundation at Phoenix Art Museum‘s InFocus lecture event… a client I have been working with for 10-months. So much progress. So, so much more even than I care to type here, as it is all still in-process.

In May, I have already had some career MAKING GAINS moments.

  • Introduced 2 hard working people who may be doing business together soon
  • I was interviewed by Lainie Sevante Wulkan for Zeta Global Radio about bees
  • I sent my The First 5 Project Planning Lessons to my potential publisher/marketer, and he likes it
  • Have attracted 4 different leads for new clients or new project work
  • Have booked 1 new client, and are continuing on 2 projects for a dedicated client
  • Learned to eat solid foods even through any pain (which I’m sure absolutely affects and improves my abilities to support clients)
  • I purchased the materials I needed to complete an accessory design project

Coming Soon (written back then a few days ago)

Privately, I will continue on my #jawjourney, and have appointments set-up with some doctors that can help heal me. Including, trying out Dr. Barry Goldberg DC, with the referral from my holistic dentist, Dr. Nicholas Meyer. Setting and going to these appointments is a big deal for me, and they are what I look forward to during the week, in between my career and family/friends focus. I’ve been in intensifying pain the last 3-weeks, and my appointment with Dr. Goldberg may actually solve much of the pain. (I am hoping!) I’ll still keep staying strong physically, emotionally, and staying present to do my best in all situations… because the alternative (NOT doing this) is not better.
Thank you to Mark Douglas one of my former clients, for sending me a new client referral.
Specific to May, I am hoping to meet in-person some of my new clients, traveling also for health treatments related to my jaw and general health, and visiting my existing clients. I am hoping to book 1-2 new projects, and earn my way to a few destination retreat experiences that are available on my plate. Before my jaw surgery I had recorded a video interview with health event and media producer, Rudolf de Wit. (If you go to his Summer 2017 events, use my coupon code: UCAFS007 to get a coupon discount.) Back to Rudolf and me, our segment was spent talking about my inaugural instrumental music album titled, “Meet Me There“. Perhaps this month, the interview will be posted. In the way of getting back to my travel lifestyle, I’m doing some planning and may soon be headed on a little trip to Montana… then maybe Colorado, Oregon, then California, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and if I’m lucky Chicago. These are my goals, and all of them include projects from the road, and also on-site with my clients. June and July and August are in the ether. I can’t see them in my visions at all right now.

Today (written earlier tonight)

One major change from who I was “before my fainting spell” and who I am today, is that I am a whole next level of honest and authentic. Through this exercise to mend myself at deep physical levels, I am found. I have learned that I desire truth and love above all else in my life. Being honest about “where I’m at” is an absolute must. I am getting good at it, but I am still learning to take the best possible care of myself so that I can heal from my more serious injuries. Why did it take (yet) another health crisis to help me learn that? Oh wait… because it was my fate.
Health is a continuum on a spectrum of many shades of gray. I am working to be on the clear side of my current health challenge.

This Moment

I’m at peace with my fate. I have to be, or the alternative is simply a sad ending. I’m pleased to be finishing this post, sitting in my studio at my mother’s home, looking out the front window onto the grass, and the sun is about to go down. Just a minute, I need to go see it. 30 minutes later: The sunset I just watched was inspiring, and mesmirizing, and helped me to work some ideas out of my head. Pain left my head earlier today, and I know that probably is “weird” to read. Everyone understands what pain is. Some people avoid it. Some gravitate towards expressing it. Intense pain at length is NOT my favorite type. I’ve been in moderate pain for 3-weeks. And after today’s appointment with Dr. Barry Goldberg in Phoenix (holistic chiropractor and craniopath), I am more pain free than I have been in 3-weeks. This is new… and in my reality, an appointment this afternoon is the reason I feel well enough to finish this piece. Life is so good.
I was pleased to act as creative liaison and art director for my client, to produce their 2017 (re-imagined) Retail Catalogue. This Vancouver Island, BC-based company boasts two clinical herbologists on-staff. #ilovemyclients #ilovemycareers #projectlife

DID YOU HEAR MY MAY BEES INTERVIEW AT ZETA GLOBAL RADIO?

 

April 29 Bees Interview

New Radio Appearance For The Bees

Online radio is a godsend. Producers can now easily interview guests, no matter their location. This past week, I sat in my home office and called-in to the Zeta Global Radio production studio at the headquarters of Cinder Cone Worldwide, currently located in New Mexico. I called-in to discuss the topic of bees with Lainie Sevante Wulkan, who is a producer and radio show hostess. There’s some cool history between us though.

The Buzz

In January 2013, Lainie “Sevante” was co-producing Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest film festival. We had been formally introduced through a group called Hologram of Life when I lived in the San Francisco area. It was in January 2013 that Sevante invited me to come work in New Mexico, and provide community education about bees during her bigtime event. She offered a unique platform for me to showcase the most important bees information that no one was talking about. With some major planning efforts from me and my former colleague, Dave Hunter, we created a series of public lectures called BeeSWeek 2013. Then, as a lone wolf, I temporarily moved to Albuquerque by that April. BeeSWeek 2013 planning kept me busy until the film festival events kicked-off that June. While working each day to get the community involved, Sevante was instrumental in getting the word out. Between the two of us, the bees were mentioned on radio, television, and the newspaper. What a formidable time in my life, on many levels!

Growth & Change

Much has changed since June 2013. After the event was over, I moved to Sedona to continue on my path. I now travel to visit clients and friends, while working on holistic and community projects of all sorts. Lainie has changed tracks with her career, now working with her husband Howard Wulkan at their audio production studio business, Cinder Cone Worldwide. Not to switch gears too harshly, but there is one thing hasn’t changed though: the bees are still very much f*cked. Specifically, Honey bees, which are going extinct.

Did You Know?

Many people do not realize that bees are our food angels. They pollinate an estimated 34-74% of the world’s food supply (depending on which organization you ask). Honey bees make up 12 of the 20,000+ types of bees. Yet, the very same big agriculture farmers who rely on the bees, are also killing them by making them work in toxic chemical laden orchards and fields. There are bees that work together in groups, like Honey bees. The other types of bees are often referred to as “native bees” or “solitary bees”. These bees are up to 60x more efficient than Honey bees in pollinating orchards. Native bees’ immune systems are not compromised in the same ways that Honey bees’ are. They also are docile and would rather land on you for a rest, than to sting you. I could go on, but please I’d rather you listen to my interview discussion with Lainie. www.zetaradio.wordpress.com … CLICK TO LISTEN

Inside The Bees Discussion

I did my best to prepare for this interview discussion by bringing some of the more interesting facts and bees-related stories from the current news into the picture. I also give a shout out to my friend and bee sister, Maryam Heinen of Honey Colony. Her work is truly phenomenal, and she has painstakingly written hundreds of in-depth and investigative articles about bees, and big agriculture, and big chem. Also in our new radio discussion, there’s a re-cap of positive trends, and things that every person can do “today” to prevent dying bees, and impending collapse of our local and global food supplies. We can each do our part to protect the bees and habitats that remain, and this interview is a great first step to doing that. As a cool side note, my history with Maryam Heinen goes back to 2013, when she and co-producer George Langworthy allowed Lainie’s film festival to show their film “Vanishing Of The Bees” as a courtesy to the community. Incidentally, this film has been banned in multiple countries because of the film’s assertion that chemicals by Bayer and products by Monsanto are the worst enemy to struggling beekeepers and their bees. This fact makes me like Maryam and George even more. 😉

Please Listen

Show will air online for one week, beginning April 29, 2017. After one week the show will still be active, but moved to the ZGR archives. You can surely listen to the discussion during this next week online at: For those Zeta Global Radio listeners who wanted to hear the “sexy bee song” — HERE IT IS.

News of News

If I seem to “have a lot going on” it is because that is true. Part of my joy in everyday living comes from my creative habits. I always have a list of joys waiting in the background because I am constantly in-process on creative projects. There is no stopping me with this whole “self-publishing” reality that I have stepped into. Many of the projects that have been running in the background of my life, are finally coming to fruition. The timing is right, because I am more experienced and better-equipped to handle the challenges which often are present during projects and production. Words words words, here are the top headlines from my everyday life, with a brief smidgen of current/future news about all my news.
  1. The Jack Stuler Foundation recently launched. This was a 10-month planning process. We are up-and-running with wind in our sails. If you like behind the scenes info: Next steps are website revisions, awards programs planning, and naming of a new business that the Foundation will own. Jack Stuler passed in 2015, but his work is already regarded as highly collectible. If you are a fan of mid-century, black and white photography, then Jack is your man. From everything I have learned about him, Jack was THE man. I’m sorry that I didn’t get to meet him, but I certainly “feel” him while I work with his daughter Sabina Kelly-Allen on this project. #artmatters #jackstulerfoundation #supportartists
  2. Speaking of photography, I am pleased to announced that my “Pin and Eye” photographic series is going to become more well-known. I currently have 5 selected prints from a larger collection, now featured in “museum quality” jumbo art post cards, currently sold only at Jarrod’s Coffee, Tea & Gallery, in Mesa, AZ. I was able to both successfully plan out and design elements for the sales display.
  3. And still, “Pin and Eye” photographs will be featured all summer long at the one-of-a-kind Children’s Museum of Phoenix! This is my first-ever exhibition of this photographic series. 6 pieces have been selected to be placed in the “Pit Stop” area of the museum, and I am also donating a special piece for their front lobby… let’s just say this is all going to be #adorable. I will confirm details of the dates for exhibition, and invite all of my friends to take their kids to go and see the installations. I also have a special announcement to make about this project as installation begins, near the end of May 2017.
  4. Something that I haven’t mentioned in a while, is the 2017 Retails Sales Catalogue for my client, Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary (Vancouver Island, BC). I had a wonderful experience working with their executive team and graphic designer/typographer through the Winter on this project. The company recently launched the new catalogue at a specialty consumer expo, and I’m told it was well-received. A printed copy of the catalogue is being sent to me, and I will be thrilled to see it in full color. The next projects I am working on with this top-choice client of mine, are related to e-book publishing and web branding. I am excited to announce that I have helped to organize, edit and co-author their upcoming e-book… more details to come.
  5. Speaking of books, my debut self-help title The First 5 Project Planning Lessons will be ready for release in early May! This project has taken me two years to complete, and is a labor of love because I will be giving it away for free to all adults and mature teens. You can learn all about this project by looking at my blog. Other (working) titles upcoming for this year include: Book of Real Prayers and Dreams Made Manifest (workbook manual), a second Haiku book, and a ‘personal-narratives-meets-journal-entries’ manuscript called Gate Codes. That’s not all… haha… you can click into my full product catalogue page to see everything that I have announced and in-the-works.
  6. It has been 9-months since I was last interviewed about bees. The last time was in Colorado. If you did not know, my nickname, Alisha Bee, comes from my passion for community bees awareness and education efforts. This Thursday, April 27, I will once again be happy to talk with Lainie Sevante Quirk at Zeta Global Radio about the current plight of the bees. She is an amazing creative producer currently living in New Mexico, and her program is broadcast online all over the world. We have worked together on the radio and events since our 2013 BeesWeek project at University of New Mexico. At that time, Lainie was co-producing a huge film festival that my BeesWeek activities were a part of. If you do not know about bees, or if you want to know what’s currently happening in their world, then I hope you won’t want to miss this show. I will post a show air link when it becomes available.
  7. Recently, I learned that I had made a little money that I didn’t expect to, from referring people to BodyMind Institute’s plethora of professional instruction courses. I have been working and in contact with Lars Gustafsson, the founder of BMI, since 2013. He is actually the person who supported my early efforts to begin on my forthcoming self-help book, The First 5 Project Planning Lessons. Here’s a list of the other courses and offerings that I am hoping my new book will be listed beside.
  8. Lastly, Thank You to everyone that has kept my spirits up during the last 6 weeks post-surgery. It was at that time that I had surgery to repair a broken jaw, caused by a self-incurred accident that I had in Nevada. The reality of living with a jaw that doesn’t function perfectly, has been eye-opening. You won’t find me mincing words from now on, because I know now how important being able to speak clearly and essentially, is. The love and care that I have given to myself, coupled with the love and care incoming from many of my friends and online acquaintances, has been inspiring. It will be my pleasure to pass the same high-quality love to others. Currently, I can open my mouth, and am beginning to eat solid foods, again. But, there is still a lot of metal in my mouth. In about 2-weeks, my wired jaw journey will be coming to an end. (Pssst… of course, there’s likely a publishing announcement to be made, as I start to record and reflect on my healing experience and how it might help others going through jaw surgery recovery.) I will be thankful to continue on with my #jawjourney, as I still have other, smaller challenges to face and correct, stemming from this same accident.
Thank You for reading!

My New Book Title & Cover Design

 

If you want to read…

what’s shown under the cover images, you’ll have a sense of what this post is about. I am announcing that there has been both a title name change and a cover design change for my long-standing literary project. This project has been a passion of mine, and one of the biggest professional challenges to date for me to complete “on a budget.”

Some Context

2+ years ago, Lars Gustafsson, who is one of my friendly mentors, changed my life. He offered me a challenge, disguised as an opportunity. I took the bait, and before I knew it, I was neck-deep in expanded planning. I was offered a chance to be a faculty member at BodyMind Institute. I said yes, and I was to create an e-course based upon the proposal that I had given Lars. Yeah, 2 years ago!

Have you ever taught a class?

I have, and what I’ve ended up writing with The First 5 Project Planning Lessons book (being released soon), I have gone from one spectrum to the other, in what it is that I am all about. I’ve never written my very own book, based on my very own inner knowledge and experience. I am often a researcher, able to learn quickly from others, and then distribute that information to people that want to learn. Or, I am an artist that is expressive in Haiku. However you slice that writing pie, I have turned an e-course into a book.

Why did it take 2 years?

Although, I first intended an e-course, with videos and worksheets, I did not find understanding there. In hindsight of the past 2 years, I know now that I needed to first nail-down what it is that I know. The very, very first concept I pitched to Lars  — before we settled on another version of it — was based off of content that had come from one of my voice recorded lectures. The second version was like a prequel to the first idea. I needed to back-up and explain more information before assuming that people would understand me. And it needed to be more brief as an initial offering.

The Final Product

The new cover design of my upcoming book release entitled The First 5 Project Planning Lessons is the most essential way I can express what it is I have written. I will be able to release more details, after Lars has a look at this book. My desire is to offer this book online for free to students and registered online members at BodyMindInstitute.com website. My desire is to also sell printed copies of this book online, for those that desire a workbook-type feel.

My next steps are easier for me than writing a book.

There is still some coordination work to be done. I am barely finished with the final-final edit. Now, I am printing off a copy of the book to ensure quality. And of course moving on there is always going to be ad/marketing content to create (which is easier for me than writing training content). Cart-after-horse, I still need to get a yes from Lars in the first place. I’m realistic as a marketer. So, if Lars is unable to carry the title at BodyMind Institute, then I will begin on my next phase, and make the next phase the keystone of my plan. What is that? I see that I can always give the title away to clients and students of all the professionals that I know. That would be fun for me to do, too. After all of this is finished, then I will turn my focus onto creating an audio/video podcast accelerated version of the training information that is in my upcoming book.

There are more lessons?!

Yes. This book project is the first leg of what will be at least 20 “chapters” — or lessons as I am often calling them. They will not be free after this first launched version. Why do I think that I am ready to teach on leadership and project coordination? I have been in service as a sidekick, technician, and advisor to executives, CEOs, and Fortune 500 companies since 2000. I have been working in the marketing and entertainment realms as a business owner for 17 years this June. I’m ready to get what I know how to-do, out into the world. Giving the book away for free to students and clients makes sense to me, because in order for one to know that they love to make progress, they need mentorship and training on how-to accomplish that. Learning how-to be smarter as a leader and project coordinator is a common sense skillset to have. More than ever now in this modern day, I see that life both alone and together is complex. But, the information I am presenting will always be as simplified and personable as possible. Ages 12 to adult can use this information, which will last a lifetime, and is measurable in value.

What will you get out of this book, if you were to read it?

Look for more details coming soon. In the meantime, here are some treats. CLICK HERE to see all the other pros at BodyMind Institute. CLICK HERE to see Lars’ own famous free webinar e-course. And thank you kindly for reading! 

A New Community Resource For Artists

The newly inaugurated Jack Stuler Foundation (“JSF”) an Arts NPO, sets sail amidst enthusiastic crowd of 35 at Phoenix Art Museum.

Jack Stuler Foundation: A NEW COMMUNITY RESOURCE FOR ARTISTS

Contact JSF

Several years ago already…

I was a contracted event designer for the Phoenix Art Museum. They were my client, and I worked with then-Marketing Director Mark Patel to design and produce all sorts of events and artful consumer experiences. Including, the First Friday’s Train Tracks Series, and the unveiling of Sui Jianguo‘sJurassic Age” sculpture, a big red dino that permanently adorns the museum’s front lawn. My recent return to the Phoenix Art Museum as part of another project was a delight!
From PAM website: “Sui Jianguo is considered one of China’s most important contemporary sculptors. His work is often seen as a symbol of China’s transition from communism to capitalism. While playful, Sui’s oversized red dinosaur also evokes the dragon symbol of imperialist China the country’s current aggressive business practices. The phrase “Made in China” embossed on the dinosaur’s stomach references China’s emergence as a contemporary economic juggernaut.” “The reason I enlarge the toys to such an enormous size is to highlight the political economic system behind them. Dinosaur toys are designed by a company in a western country, produced in China and then commercially distributed around the globe.” – Sui Jianguo

InFocus hosts JSF at Phoenix Art Museum

As you may know, since last summer I have been honored to work on a very special Arizona-based project launch called Jack Stuler Foundation (JSF). The inaugural event was held at the Phoenix Art Museum recently on April 12. We all gathered to listen to those knowledgeable, answer questions about Jack Stuler’s life and words. The event was presented by Members of the InFocus photography group. Among them were also Jack Stuler art fans, his students, and his colleagues. As any who attended might agree, the newly launched Jack Stuler Foundation is truly an organization that Jack Stuler, the professor, master photographer, and friend, would be proud of.
  • Jack Stuler’s daughter, Sabina Kelly-Allen, was present and also acting as Emcee. She inherited her father’s priceless mid-century black and white (and some color!) photographic collection. The collection includes rare prints, framed prints, thousands of images, books, and equipment. Sabina decided to kick start the event’s energy, by raffling off 3 rare b/w photographs.*
  • Throughout the 1.5 hour event, a crowd of 35+ people sat in folded chairs in a semi-darkened room for a voice and image lecture entitled, ‘The Final Picture.’ Sabina, and two others, Marilyn M. Hayes and Neil Miller, each spent 15-25 minutes going over various aspects of the delightful story of Jack Stuler’s person, Artworks, and life work as a father and university photography professor.
  • Anyone looking at the slides presented during the various lectures, was likely in visual heaven. Placed beside photographs of Jack Stuler’s otherworldly natural images, were snapshots in time of Jack at play, with family, in the school office, and of course in the act of being a class act. From all the photos one might see that Jack Stuler has AMAZING style. (Timeless even, I would say. Just ask any of his supporters!)
  • Before the event officially started, I was standing in the general area, and there was an exciting raffle energy building. About 1/3 of guests in attendance for the lecture event purchased raffle tickets.
Being from Arizona, and knowing that Sabina grew up here, too, makes Jack Stuler’s life in Arizona seem more spiritually in alignment, and real to me, than I would have imagined or known to prepare for. I am in love with the opportunity to execute much of the planning and art direction and copywriting work, and to help guide Sabina with the entire project of what is now the Jack Stuler Foundation. As a founding member, and as her cohort behind the scenes, I have taken seriously my need to gain an understanding of what’s on the table, and what’s at stake!
  • The Jack Stuler Foundation’s mission is simple: put cash into the hands of struggling local artists. Jack himself complained incessantly about how the state university he worked at (and graduated from) was too damned expensive. He saw that people with talent were being rejected from art as a lifestyle and career, because they would not find the money to attend art school at the university.
  • And now, Sabina, in true relay fashion, picks-up the baton of community enlightenment that her father Jack carried. The tradition of keeping the arts in our communities, by educating the talent in our own communities, is a lost local business art that JSF has committed to helping revive and support! The people doing art business should take care of the people doing art. Our organization will accomplish this. Our future prospects to spread the JSF message and financial program awards are filled with full potential.

JSF Director recently announces plans to quickly expand operations by operating a forthcoming downtown Phoenix photographic printing lab!

More details are coming soon on this exciting business start-up news! JSF will own and operate a newly-formed photographic printing lab, set to open in the midst of Downtown Phoenix Arts culture, perhaps sometime this Summer or early Fall. I have been listening with AWE to the details that Sabina is sharing with me about this new business, which will fund the JSF operations and awards budgets. This brilliant move has so many unique benefits, that I will be thrilled to share more information, as soon as details are set into place.
  • As the mouthpiece of JSF, putting her money where her mouth is, Sabina is acting as a courageous and SMART leader. I am proud of her for getting through the last 10-months which have been filled with the fullness of newness, emotionalism, and endless lists of details and tasking that have been requiring her full energy and attention.
  • The JSF is not Sabina’s full time job yet, it is a second full-time job, in addition to her also running a popular Airbnb bungalow, and being a wife and mother.
*I was thrilled to pull the winners from the ticket bowl. Each of the prints was “Untitled” though different. (Jack Stuler rarely named his works.) Sabina’s young adult daughter, Skye’s blue hair was a hit! She sold most of the raffle tickets! So when she asked to take photos of the raffle winners (at my asking please!), everyone seemed to be at-ease and happy.

Winners of the original artworks raffle ($300/value of each of 3 pieces):

  • Winner Jim Kelly
  • Winner Marilyn Tickna
  • Winner Linda Ballinger (She and Jim flew in for the event. Jim was Director at Phoenix Art Museum before retiring a few years ago. They and their children have original Jack Stuler pieces in their own collections. It was a fun to see them win!)

Quotes from the event!

“I’m so happy to see that so many people came to this event. I see students of Jack’s, colleagues, and friends.” Sabina Kelly-Allen, JSF Event Lecturer “Jack didn’t care about what religion meant. Or what you thought of it. He cared about love for life and the natural world that he would spend so much time with appreciating.” Marilyn M. Hayes, JSF Event Lecturer “I think Jack tolerated me. As my teacher, he was not a portrait photographer. I was. I think he would see me, my work, and then comment on it as a helpful professional. He was very easy to be around.” Neil Miller, JSF Event Lecturer

Fall memories

I have gathered some nice memories and storied images from behind the scenes of the last several months of pre-planning for the official JSF launch!

New Marketing Materials & Website changes planned!

The current JSF website is going to be getting a facelift. We are switching to a better platform that is less glitchy. In the meantime, updates will be given on social media channels like the new foundation website, and by E-Mail. We are proud of our accomplishments thus far, and to celebrate JSF, we have printed some new marketing materials. One is a 16-page organizational booklet. The second marketing piece is a 6-page brochure that gives all the essential foundation points of info.
Shown L is the new 6-pg brochure. Shown R is the new 16-pg info booklet. I have been working with Sabina during the last 6 months (specifically) on organizing the content for these pieces. A fair and honorable challenge.
Currently, we are in the midst of planning our approaches. We still have some work to do in applying the most favorable conditions to the student financial awards programs. We want to approach various galleries, arts organizations, and local businesses for events, and for their donations to our organization. Specialized Art Exhibitions and auction events are also on our wish list. As the opening of the new printing lab unfolds, we will know how much our budget to accomplish the first awards is.

I <3 Local Arts Communities With All My <3

This is an exciting time in my life, in Sabina and her family’s lives, and the lives of all those who miss Jack Stuler’s kind and stylized influence, since his passing in 2015. Stay tuned for more narratives and news bulletins like this by checking in again here at theAlishaproject.com once a week or so. This is one of many projects that I support and lend direct assistance to.  

Is it too early to announce this?

I am excited at some news I’ve received very recently, which involves a certain photographic art exhibit which I created, combined with a famous city children’s museum! Hahahaha I am fortunate and willing to have received an e-mail with the positive details coming my way. You are welcome to read a snippit of the e-mail, which I have posted on both theAlishaproject FB page and my IG page @alishatheexplorer.

Coming soon to Mesa AZ! Jumbo Art Postcards. Yay! I got the green light and my Pin + Eye jumbo art postcards are going to be sold on Main Street in Mesa AZ 🐝✅❤️😜🏆 more details coming soon of course. “Eye and Pin at the Office” (c) Alisha Forrester Scott, Photographic artist. All Rights Reserved. Thanks! You can buy these cute little guys in printed post card format, then be sure to visit Jarrod’s cafe before May!

Life with my jaw wired up goes on!

And if you read my recent story at IG and FB, then you’ll know that I’m going through some interesting moments in my personal life. Today, I was temporarily un-wired, and then I had to go back to being wired, again. Healing while staying active in my careers and passions, like I was activated prior to my accident, seems a new experience at every turn. But, I also remain focused, using my energy to complete productions that matter me my quality of life, to real people like you and me OFFLINE. I’m having FUN too, which is what I thrive on. Working on my art has given me a boost in morale, which I appreciate. Yep, so today’s “Pin and Eye” news was welcomed. <3 YAY ART! Thank you for reading.

Finally then, back to squares one and two.

If you missed it:
This announcement is UNIQUE from the “Pin and Eye” jumbo post card project I have being installed at Jarrod’s Coffee, Tea & Gallery in Downtown Mesa. Spring is such a great time for “Pin and Eye” art to become more popular! (c) All Rights Reserved. Images owned by Alisha Forrester Scott. Thanks!

4 Apr

New Album Released On 4/4

Happy April 4th! For me today, I will be taking a big fat marker and crossing off an item from my bucket list! As a hobbyist musician (albeit trained in some forms), I have enjoyed creating music for myself. And now, to celebrate my bucket list, I am releasing nine songs which I composed and produced. My first-ever self-published instrumental album is called “Meet Me There” and is now available! You can purchase a CD or digital version. You can even download a FREE track just for fun! See the album sales page for more information.

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Order Now! My new music album is titled “Meet Me There” and features 9 original tracks of rhythmic instrumental music. You can buy a hard copy CD or download a digital version.

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