Sunita Sumaru has been a freelance makeup artist in Edmonton, for the past 18 years, and has channeled her professional success into helping women of all ages unlock their potential through self-confidence. Sunita co-founded SEN Studios with her two sisters, and together they have grown their business from makeup artistry into an educational outlet that seeks to help aspiring makeup artists, and everyone in our community, tap into their expressive beauty. With a cup of coffee on her side, and her beauty arsenal in hand, Sunita is an empowering force that combines beauty, brains and a hustle-hard attitude. Thank you, Sunita, for taking the time to chat with us!
Do you know that only 8% of people who make resolutions are successful? By the time the second week of January hits, ¼ of us who made goals have already abandoned them. It’s not that we don’t have good intentions, or go about the resolution itself, but rather, how attainable the goal is. In my experience if you can’t measure it, it’s not a very good resolution; vague goals beget vague resolutions. Resolutions. I hate that word.
Drawing artists & designers from all levels of experience, the PARK Emerging Artist & Designer Forum is an educational weekend event focused on teaching attendees how to grow and sustain their businesses in the creative industry.
With high-value informational sessions and workshops showcasing the expertise and innovative insights of industry professionals, the Forum sets the stage for the incubation of this knowledge, as well as the opportunity to network with Western Canada’s creative leaders and work together to further redefine artistic culture within the city’s landscape.
Sessions will include art and fashion-specific topics, as well as broader topics that are valuable to any business owner in the creative industry. The information and insights offered, as well as workshop activities and take-home materials provided, will ensure that every Forum attendee concludes the event feeling informed and thoroughly inspired to apply what they have learned within their own practices.
The Edmonton Forum Speakers:
Alyssa Lau – New Classics Studios
Topic: Presenting Your Collection: The Buying Process
Leslie McNeilly – CAMP BRAND GOODS
Topic: Grassroots Social Media: Just the Tips with Leslie McNeilly
Quan Ly & Randall McCrae – Chartered Accountant for McRally
Topic: Accounting For Your Success
Kris Harvey – Culture Collective
Topic: The Power of Collaboration
Emily Deveaux – School of Retailing
Topic: Creativity to Conversion
Beverly Gan- PARK Education Coordinator
Topic: Intro to Production
Ken Bautista: Startup Edmonton
Topic: The Hacker Way- How “Generation Entrepreneur” is Redefining the Workforce
Neetu Sidhu: ATB FInancial
Topic: “Crowdfunding – The New Way to Launch a Business
Tickets for each forum can be purchased at the following:
It was a busy evening at a local gastropub; in the midst of the chefs yelling out each order as they were ready for service, glasses clinking together as people laughed and conversed over their meals, came a single yet profound thought: “I wonder what and where that Chef eats on their day off?”, Sam asked Steph as she pointed over to the bar where a chef effortlessly displayed his impressive knife skills. This is the inspiration behind the #YEGFood team’s next series of posts “Where #YEGChefs Eat”. Keep tuning in, as we interview local talent in the #YEG hospitality industry for some of their favourite dishes and go-to places in this city.