July 2nd, 2015- From Istanbul to Paris

Welcome July!

I just came back to Paris from Istanbul, and the temperature is not what I would have expected: we are like cookies baking in the oven, with high temperatures, whereas in Istanbul, there was an agreeable sea breeze.

I feel a little bit overwhelmed, a lot of things happened, but the most important is that I have made progress in ways I couldn’t have expected.

The artistic event I had been planing was a success and I will get back to you with more details as soon as I empty my suitcase!

What I liked the most? The Bosphorus cruise on our last day, was quiet amazing!

http://hoponhopoffistanbul.com.tr/tours_post/bosphorus-cruise-on-plan-tours-private-boat/#ad-image-0

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June 21rst 2015- The Istanbul artistic event is approaching

Dear June,

here I am, responsible of a small artistic project in Istanbul, whereas at the same time I am looking for funding and a job. Oh, and not to forget, today is the “fête de la musique” in Paris. How do I put myself together?

Yesterday I had a meeting with an agent from the States, who had risen my hopes. He was interested in my project but could only suggest sources of funding to contact. Ok, this is already something.

And I haven’t finished preparation for the artistic event I organize in Istanbul. But have made progress in the right direction.

How about taking a break and “lose myself to dance”?

Vive la fête de la musique!

June 16, 2015- How to stay on top?

Hello dear June,

the event day in Istanbul is approaching and I am still dealing with a messy situation: not have assured funding, my programme is not complete, and I have been menaced with cancellation if things are not clear today.

So, what to do?

Take action.

I started writing in my blog to begin with.

Calling the artists right away.

And, enjoying a cup of coffee…. no mater what 🙂

http://www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/p/keep-calm-and-enjoy-coffee-8/

June 4, 2015- The Istanbul project

Dear June,

have I mentioned that I promised to organize a mini artistic event in Istanbul by the end of the month? I had invited some artists, but there is a risk that the wannabe boss might not pay for their expenses. He promised to do it as a “bonus” to me, if I leave “quietly”, without protesting complaining.

Why?

Maybe because I am more powerful than I think.

On the other hand, I had a really hard time to reimburse my artists last year for the event in the South of France. What do you mean if there is any written evidence of the promise. No, there isn’t any.

And yes, I could have been more organized and asked instead of avoiding the question for the last two months. But I felt overwhelmed with other issues and it was too much to add this one.

On the other hand, I really want to go to Istanbul, a mythical city. And somehow, deep down, I feel that I am going to make it.

The other thing I need to keep in mind is that this is a good time to look for jobs and this is more urgent.

Istanbul is a great project, it blows my mind but it is like a firework, and I need some steady fire to warm my home and cook dinner.

Maybe both from time to time 🙂

http://www.expedia.fr/Istanbul.d178267.Reservation-Sejours-Voyages