It has been said, that the best art comes from a place of pain. I believe this is true. Lately though, I have been broadening my view of just what constitutes art and how to best be inspired. In the midst of the pain of the abuse, drugs, violence, gangs, and a lack of positive models […]
We had such an amazing time last Sunday night at the Gypsy Den in Santa Ana. We talked about what each of us have been working on, what’s going on in the areas in which we are involved and what kind of immediate needs we have. As two main objectives here at 511 is to […]
In January we talked a bit about community, but recently I ran across a quote that made me think about it more. Wanted to talk a bit more about it tonight as a result. I went back through my notes from January and made sure I didn’t ask all the same questions, but do plan […]
I absolutely love this idea. Anyone down? Guerilla Gardeners from Dario Nucci on Vimeo.
Sunday night we had a great but challenging discussion. Here are some notes on the night. For the purposes of this discussion, creativity refers to the ability to find solutions to problems, generate ideas, etc. not necessarily art, though that certainly requires creativity as well. Italicized text comes from the discussion… Creativity and Failure An […]
Check out the About 511 page as its been updated to reflect our discussions from the past month. If anyone has any thoughts, concerns or suggestions feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org It has been a spectacular time to dialogue and focus in on who we are as a community. If you haven’t been a part […]
Based on our conversations the last several weeks I put together the following vision. We started dissecting it together and making notes for revision, but I wanted to also post it up here so anyone who was not there but wants to provide some feedback has an opportunity. I will post notes from the discussion […]
Note: This discussion never took place, as we shifted to talk about the 511 vision. That said, I did want to provide my notes that we were going to talk about to wrap up the series. Some strategies for reaching goals adapted from Scott Belsky and incorporating some ideas from our talks over the last […]
A big part of this series was to kick off our next stage as we learn what it our focus and will be going forward. While this is a bit late here is a quick run down of 2 Sunday’s ago. Here is the question that we started with. What are our goals as a […]
Well perfect, because that’s just what we are going to do. Join us as we wrap up our Goals and Dreams series with some hard core strategies for accomplishing goals.