Business Copy: Commercial

The following are 30-45 second commercials for creative entrepreneurship for referral networking meetings held weekly online during the pandemic 2020-2021.


Accidentalism

Good morning BNI!

Did you know that Japanese artisans use gold to highlight, rather than mask the imperfections?  The art of Kintsugi is the practice of mending broken pottery with veins of gold to highlight the transformative history of the object, thus adding value to the work.

In what ways are you highlighting changes in your business with the current global issues? 

I will be sending out an email newsletter on Wednesday talking about the changes in my business as an artist and highlighting some upcoming shows including LA Art Association, Carpinteria Art Center and Vita Art Center in Ventura.

A good referral for me is an email registration for my mailing list and I’ve posted a link in the chat.

Andi Schoenbaum, Visual Artist.

Online Gallery Shows

Good morning BNI

I first want to thank Juliane for a fun one-to-one at her home yesterday!  We had a great time!

A recent article in ArtNews.com reports that, as major art fairs have been canceled, mega-galleries are launching platforms to help emerging galleries. One gallerist in Puerto Rico said this is an opportunity to present and contextualize an artist’s practice, partnerships and expands the potential reach.

For the second year, mega gallery Hauser & Wirth is hosting the June Art Fair online now through August 31 showcasing emerging galleries worldwide. 

Locally, Los Angeles Art Association directly promotes emerging artists online.  You can view my work in the current group show titled “Exalted One” through this Friday, August 28.

Andi Schoenbaum, Visual Artist

The Art of Logic

Good morning BNI

I had 1-1 with Rick Edelman after happy hour on Friday and a referral for Steve Freeman this week.  I also want to thank Mike, for that great education moment on the art of meditation and time management today.

Groundbreaking 20th Century fine art photographer Paul Strand said, “The artist’s world is limitless.  It can be found anywhere, far for where they live or a few feet away.  It is always on their doorstep.”

I currently have work in the new LA Art Association surrealist online show titled Non Sequitur. Unlike Mike’s time management plan, non sequitur is defined as a statement, remark, or conclusion that does not follow naturally. 

Andi Schoenbaum, Visual Artist.


Art in the Olympics

Good morning, BNI. Rosanne MacDonald subbing for Andi Schoenbaum. 

Did you know that art used to be an Olympic sport? Art competitions formed part of the modern Olympic Games during its early years, from 1912 to 1948. … Medals were awarded for works of art inspired by sport, divided into five categories: architecture, literature, music, painting, and sculpture.

In today’s world, art competitions come in the form of juried gallery shows, for which Andi is currently preparing summer submissions. She is currently featured in an online exhibition titled “Gleaming Apollo,” a commentary on Los Angeles, for the LA Art Association. A good referral for Andi is a social media share and email sign up for information on upcoming shows. Her Instagram handle is @absoluteandi.

Andi Schoenbaum, visual artist.

Cookie Lamentations

Good morning, BNI.

Today, I bring you… cookie lamentations.  Do you sometimes feel like the last cookie in the cookie jar, broken and alone? Have you experienced that depressing moment when you dip your cookie into the milk for too long?  When it breaks off, do you wonder why bad things happen to good people?  A friend in need of a cookie is a friend indeed.  Winnie the Pooh said, “A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be.”  And Cookie Monster said, “Cookie, Cookie, Cookie starts with C.”

If you can’t change the world with cookies, how can you change the world?

Andi Schoenbaum with Ventura Cookie Company, making the world a happier place one cookie at a time.

Creativity in Business

Good morning BNI!

LinkedIn Learning teaches that “Creativity is the single most important skill in the world.” And Psychology Today reports that In a search for “creativity in business,” Google returned 345 million results.

Our BNI hot seat format epitomizes creative thinking and collaboration in business. My testimonial is for Ashish for filling a changing need and creatively shifting his party rental business to an opportunity for children to exercise while staying home. 

American horticulturist John Laroche is quoted as saying, “Adaptation is a profound process.  It means you figure out how to thrive in the world.”

Andi Schoenbaum, Visual Artist.


Slow Leonardo

Good morning, BNI. Rosanne MacDonald subbing for Andi Schoenbaum.

Did you know that Leonardo DaVinci was a slow painter and easily distracted?  It took him 14 years to complete the Mona Lisa and 3 years to finish The Last Supper, only because his client threatened to cut off funds.

Andi’s working a little bit faster than Leonardo these days.  Her work was recently accepted into the Simple Pleasures group show that will be featured on the Carpinteria Art Center website and social media starting June 27.  A good referral for Andi is a social media share and email sign up for information on upcoming shows. Her Instagram handle is @absoluteandi.  She looks forward to seeing you all next week.

Andi Schoenbaum, visual artist.

Creative Genius

Good morning BNI!

French Romantic Artist Eugene Delacroix is quoted as saying, “What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.”

In what ways are you a creative genius in your business? 

My focus right now is on botanically inspired small mixed media works on paper. You can currently view my work in online exhibitions at LA Art Association, Carpinteria Art Center and Vita Art Center in Ventura. A good referral for me is someone who would like artwork for their home office or to give as gifts to remind someone that we are still connected.

Andi Schoenbaum, Visual Artist.

Dickens

Good morning BNI

As we enter the Holiday season with more awareness of the value of our health and that of others, we find ourselves at a distance to the principle of togetherness.  However, the principle of giving is not lost in Givers Gain and gift giving.

From now until Christmas day, I’m offering a limited inventory of coloring books on Nectarine’s Gifts Etsy page for 10% off and free shipping. 

Charles Dickens said, ““No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”

Andi Schoenbaum, Inspiring self-care and creativity.


Happy Cookies

Good morning, BNI.

Author Brent Jones wrote, “Cookies are happy, because that is their job. Making those you know, and don’t know happy.  Cookies tell people that you care.”  And what better way to burn calories and make your kids happy than with Jolly Jumps!  Ashish and I are gearing up to work together offering event services this summer with Jolly Jumps, 805 Body Art and Ventura Cookie Company.

Just remember, a balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.

Andi Schoenbaum with Ventura Cookie Company, making the world a happier place, one cookie at a time.

Cookie Hero

Good morning, BNI.

Andi Schoenbaum with Ventura Cookie Company.

In BNI, we follow the principle of reciprocity, which is givers gain. However, a true hero is described as someone who performs actions without expecting external gain.

In light of Memorial Day, Bob Dylan said, “I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.” While Cookie Monster might say, “a hero gives up his last cookie for you.”

What kind of hero will you be today?

Just remember, a balanced diet is a cookie in each hand. Andi Schoenbaum with Ventura Cookie Company, making the world a happier place one cookie at a time.

Changes & Unknowns

Good morning BNI

Jackson Pollack said, “I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.”  In this time of uncertainty, we can replace the word painting with “business,” I have no fear of making changes, because the business has a life of its own.  Rene Magritte noted that “The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown.”  Thank you, Ken for an insightful education moment this morning encouraging us to “Imagine no limitations.” I had a great 1-1 with Ashish who is taking that approach with his business.

Andi Schoenbaum, Visual Artist


Giving & Creativity

Good morning, BNI.

“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns,” said Inventor and Philosopher Edward de Bono

Steve Jobs described Creativity as connecting things, connecting experiences they’ve had and synthesizing new things.

Finally, Deepak Chopra said “Giving connects two people, the giver and the receiver, and this connection gives birth to a new sense of belonging.”  As we do here in BNI with Givers Gain.

Andi Schoenbaum, Inspiring self-care and creativity.

Creativity in the Kitchen

Good morning BNI

Julia Child said, “To be a good cook you have to have a love of the good, a love of hard work, and a love of creating. The more you know, the more you can create. There’s no end to imagination in the kitchen.”

Custom sugar cookies coming soon!

Andi Schoenbaum, Inspiring self-care and creativity

Kintsugi

Good morning BNI!

Did you know that Japanese artisans use gold to highlight, rather than mask the imperfections?  The art of Kintsugi is the practice of mending broken pottery with veins of gold to highlight the transformative history of the object, thus adding value to the work.

In what ways are you highlighting changes in your business with the current global issues? 

My focus right now is on botanically inspired small mixed media works on paper. You can currently view my work in online exhibitions at LA Art Association, Carpinteria Art Center and Vita Art Center in Ventura. A good referral for me is someone who would like artwork for their home office or to give as gifts to remind someone that we are still connected.

Andi Schoenbaum, Visual Artist.


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