Welcome

You have arrived at the home of Ecsta­tic Expres­sion Stu­dios. I, Jimmy Canali am the artist and cre­ative pro­ducer. I want to invite you to believe that you are infi­nitely cre­ative. In fact, that’s what Ecsta­tic Expression’s heart beat is, to take peo­ple into an expres­sive and ecsta­tic expe­ri­ence of who they really are.

I do this through a vari­ety of artis­tic & cre­ative projects as well as com­mu­nity events.

What’s New?

A new change is com­ing to EE web­site gal­leries and blog this fall and win­ter. I am going to be rolling out a new for­mat of blog­ging and post­ing art and pro­vok­ing peo­ple to think out­side of their cul­ture box and cir­cum­vent the lim­i­ta­tions that sur­round them.

Com­mu­nity

This site is a home for your cre­ativ­ity to be expressed, for you to find your voice, and to meet with peo­ple and be inspired! Read through the blogs, and inter­act with the ini­tia­tives. It starts here on the blogs, but will roll out into cre­ative meet ups around the world, where cre­atives can come together to express.

Learn more about Jimmy on the Bio Page and read his Art State­ment

 

 

Recent Posts

2015 Update

 

It has been a long time since I have updated the Ecsta­tic Expres­sion with posts. I wanted to bring every­one up to date with some of my jour­ney and set a tone for what some of my future writ­ings this year will hold on Ecsta­tic Expres­sion.  This blog will be a bit longer than usual so I can get you all caught up. A lit­tle bit of a re-cap to those who are new to Ecsta­tic Expression.Ecstatic Expres­sion is an artis­tic and entre­pre­neur­ial com­pany that I started in 2012.This first year con­sisted of me intro­duc­ing my prod­ucts to the web and com­mu­ni­ties across the coun­try. I painted growler jars, can­vases, doors, as well as cre­at­ing in-home designs with on ceramic tiles for the back­splash of a kitchen. In addi­tion to paint­ing, I started basic Word­Press web design, video pro­mo­tional, and photo jour­nals of my adven­tures around the cities and wilder­ness areas around the coun­try. Some of my high­lights from 2012 were trav­el­ing with Back to Eden Group–School on Wings and Encom­passed by Dreams.As the year came to a close I was in a place of tak­ing the first year of artistry and entre­pre­neur­ship to the next level. I knew I needed to grow in busi­ness and artistry acu­men, and took an active approach to my devel­op­ment in the Back to Eden Group S.E.E. men­tor­ing pro­gram. John and Kather­ine, the direc­tors of Back to Eden Group and coaches of S.E.E. helped lead me to pur­sue long term career goals and build into dif­fer­ent and diverse skill sets. I took up a posi­tion in Star­bucks Cor­po­ra­tion in addi­tion to trav­el­ing and work­ing with Ecsta­tic Expres­sion, as part of the train­ing and was soon pro­moted to shift super­vi­sor as I applied the prin­ci­ples I was learn­ing. One of the theme prin­ci­ples was “What am I doing with what I have in my hands?” A ques­tion that should inspire any­one to invest the raw mate­ri­als of their life (time, $, rela­tion­ships, etc) with intention.

I spent a year in a high vol­ume down­town Den­ver Star­bucks learn­ing and grow­ing as a leader, man­ager and busi­ness per­son. I con­tin­ued to speak and teach at pub­lic events and launched a suc­cess­ful entre­pre­neur­ial event in Den­ver with John, Kather­ine, and Caleb. As I again was encour­aged to con­tem­plate “What do I with what I have in my hands?” After seri­ous thought my sis­ter Gia and I began to plan what it would look like for me to move to LA and be part of the next phase of grow­ing her busi­ness. Gia runs a wed­ding and fine art pho­tog­ra­phy com­pany and I would be step­ping into a stu­dio man­ager role as I worked with her.

So I made plans to visit and after a week of work­ing and talk­ing with Gia and her hus­band Matt. I decided it was time to uproot and move to LA to pur­sue the next level of devel­op­ment and oppor­tu­nity as an artist and busi­ness person.

Now in LA I am work­ing at Gia Canali Pho­tog­ra­phy and con­tin­u­ing on with Star­bucks. I am get­ting set­tled and as I do I want to bring some of the lessons and sto­ries from my cre­ative entre­pre­neur­ial jour­ney to the web com­mu­nity. I plan to write monthly and look for­ward to keep­ing a pulse on the social net­works this year. Look to see new posts and upcom­ing blogs https://www.facebook.com/ecstaticexpression.

Cheers,

Jimmy

Sunset in hollywood

Photo from Bur­bank, CA

 

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