Butcher paper and pens were spread across the tables at this year’s Fall Creative Conversations. While listening to dynamic speakers like Gretchen Maldonado and Claire Knowlton, participants made doodles and scribbled notes. Both are believed to help people retain information.
When I thought about the event and speakers who brought knowledge and experience, like Ann Markusen and the members of the panel, John Arroyo, Leticia Fernandez Ivins, and Jayna Swartzman, I couldn’t help but admire the synchronicity in dissonance that makes Los Angeles great. The day was about finding potential within yourself to promote your career. We heard Gretchen Maldonado speak about how she guides students to their “first step” from college. Ann Markusen talked about her amazing report. Claire Knowlton shared her rise to Executive Director at McGroarty Arts. The panel discussed way to maximize your own potential – without stepping on toes. Each was threaded with the idea of developing your own career, but the presentations were all different and informative.
I wanted to create a banner that reflected the speakers and the participants. I chose a rising sun to represent EAL/LA and used alternating sunbursts to display the separate pieces of doodle. The entire banner is butcher paper and colored masking tape.
More of my work can be seen on my website, lifeasgood.com.
EAL/LA Members! Please tell us in the comments if you see your doodle. We’d love for you to point them out.