Experimenting With Alcohol

Experimenting With Alcohol

Today is my first time experimenting with alcohol inks. These are fun. I painted on glass, on both sides. I could see doing a series of little light boxes of these things. Maybe even multiple layers of glass. A different kind of stained glass.
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Anti-Racism Action Item of the Week – Equity Over Everything

Anti-Racism Action Item of the Week – Equity Over Everything

Once a week we’ll highlight a specific social justice action and invite you to join us.

This weeks anti racism action item is supporting Equity Over Everything. @equityovereverything

Equity Over Everything’s mission is to advance equity by closing the gaps in social equity, entrepreneurship and home ownership within low resource communities across the south.

They offer education and experiences that increase resources and help communities thrive. Each program is sustainable through its social enterprise component.

You can order one of their Tshirts, hoodies, mugs or straight up donate.
Link in bio 👆

https://aishaadamsmedia.com/equity-over-everything

#community #antiracism
#anti-racism #hornsbycreative #racism #socialjustice #racialjustice #equality #love #dismantlewhitesupremacy #allyship #whiteprivilege #peace #justice #equity #endracism #aigaasheville #equityovereverything

WIP Geometric Exploratio

WIP Geometric Exploratio

Added some color to this one. I think a few more black lines may be on order before it’s done. Going to let it sit for a bit and come back to it and see what feels right.
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WIP Geometric Explorations

WIP Geometric Explorations

I started to add more to this piece I started a couple weeks back. Picked up a compass that had a bigger holder so I could use it with microns. It’s a cheap plastic piece of junk, so I’m on the hunt for a more pro one with greater stability. But I managed to get these circles on without pulling out too much of my hair. I think I will add watercolor to it next. Stay tuned.

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Anti Racism Action Item of the Week – Black Owned Booksellers

Anti Racism Action Item of the Week – Black Owned Booksellers

Once a week we’ll highlight a specific action and invite you to join us.

This weeks anti-racism action item is supporting your Black owned booksellers. As a family we are working through the tome This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell, illustrated by Aurelia Durand.

Quick synopsis: “Gain a deeper understanding of your anti-racist self as you progress through 20 chapters that spark introspection, reveal the origins of racism that we are still experiencing, and give you the courage and power to undo it. Each chapter builds on the previous one as you learn more about yourself and racial oppression. 20 activities get you thinking and help you grow with the knowledge. All you need is a pen and paper.” Today we are encourage you to not just use this moment to read, but take that new knowledge into action now.

Here are is a list of Black owned booksellers. Please seek out those in your community as well.

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#anti-racism #endpolicebrutality #hornsbycreative #racism #socialjustice #racialjustice #equality #love #dismantlewhitesupremacy #allyship #whiteprivilege #peace #justiceforgeorgefloyd #justice #equity #endracism #aigaasheville

Ripples run through us.

Ripples run through us.

Ripples run through us.
Every thought and action create them. They cannot exist alone but only in relation to each other, to the context of the substance from which they arise. Energy requires a medium through which to express and affect change. Energy may demand attention. It may be subtle and silent. Waves and particles interplay in a never ending dance. The placid gives way to the violent torrent and then returns to stillness for a time. Any delusion of separateness the ripple may possess gives way. This is the seasonality of our lives.

Matter is the medium.

Attend to what matters.

#randomthoughts #musings #ruminations #hornsbycreative

That’s a wrap.

That’s a wrap.

That’s a wrap. Thanks to the panelists and attendees who joined us today for @aigaasheville ‘s Business and UNusual: How to Market During C19 and Beyond. Lots of valuable insights shared by @bloggeraishaadams @nmhairfield @nathan___jordan and @thecatherinecampbell

Simplify
Be consistent with purpose.
Be vulnerable and real.
Ask “Why anyone should care” behind every action.
Solve for your community.
Double down on getting clear on your mission and values.
And please just don’t say “During these unprecedented times”

Stay tuned for recorded version for those who missed it.

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Seems like a good time for an intro for those who don’t know me.

Seems like a good time for an intro for those who don’t know me.

Seems like a good time for an intro for those who don’t know me. I’m John Hornsby. Tomorrow at noon I’ll be moderating this virtual panel discussion Business as UNusual: Marketing During C19 and Beyond with @aigaasheville.
I’m the Founder and Chief Creative Ninja of Hornsby Creative. Over the course of my 25 year career I’ve served in leadership for various creative companies. I’ve rarely held a traditional job, always finding my way into unique situations whether running a DIY performance space, playing in bands while running the art department for a special events company, driving an RV around the country with my wife @aniliaj or managing signs and graphics companies.
Most recently I served as Co-Creative Director at GIGANTIC! and Center Manager when G! was acquired by Allegra | Image 360 Asheville.
As the effects of Covid 19 began to affect our community and brought values into sharper clarity, I moved on from that role and have refocused back on family, community and our own business. As a founding executive board member of AIGA Asheville, board member emeritus of the Asheville Affiliates and part of the organizing team for Creative Mornings AVL, the intersection of community, story and design is a continued passion of mine.
Though I have deep experience in experiential, environmental design and sign related work, ultimately I’m an artist and designer first, a creative connector and a problem solver who loves creating art and illustrations, logo and branding design, teaching and creative strategy. In between zoom meetings and kids lunches I love getting out on the trail with our family and dog.

Join me and our stellar panelists @bloggeraishaadams
@brightplanning
@moonlightmakers
@nathan___jordan
Tomorrow at noon. Link in bio

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#ashevillemarketing #ashevillebusiness #smallbusiness #828isgreat #hornsbycreative #community #covidlife #quarantinelife #designyourlife #designtalks #creative #facilitation #ashevillestrong #aiga #marketing #marketingtips #marketingstrategy #talk #learning #design #inspiration #designer