do you know this expression? I kind of like it, although sugar is not the best thing nowadays, it’s meant as something very positive.
I am moving to a new place I haven’t even visited today, and a new adventure and chapter is opening.
What am I doing in London?
I came here for connexions, at the heart of a city with a fast space.
I found some of my old Parisian enemies in the art world, who still have a grip in some galleries and art spaces.
But I also opened new doors and felt more confident.
So, now what?
Get the best conditions for writing a book, means, some piece of mind, and the best possible collaboration for my new artistic project, involving installations, and many other things.
Wherever that might be.
So how do we decide to act, or to be happy, or to get something done? Maybe by being honest with ourselves, for example, do we REALLY want to go to this place, or become a world champion?
If it is a serious decision, coming from deep inside and not a temporary desire, we will cut down this achievement into baby steps.
And we will not bother with the question: am I good enough, is it too ambitious, etc.
So Second step, DESIGN our baby steps, by reading, asking people who have already been there. Not our friends who might not have a clue.
Third, we DO.
How do we pay attention to what we are doing?
By starting right away with a baby step.
An apparently, doing something to help someone else could also be good for us and for our project.
when the going gets tough, the tough get going… a wise person has said… so what makes us go?
I have a project, an idea, I think it is important to share it, in the best conditions… I am confident that it’s going to add something to other people’s lives. Some might find it strange.
So, how do I go about it?
Enter the arena you shy away from is an advise.
Ok, this arena might be people who doubt me.
Instead of trying at my level, I might change level and setting.
A different type of gallery, in another setting.
Let’s give it a try.
with things happening fast, it is important to concentrate on the slow and to do whatever enhances our objective. One important objective is enough. I am happy to have found mine. It took me some time, the last three years it was taking shape slowly but steadily. I have this artistic project. And I am looking everywhere for the best place to be to develop it!
And some resolutions: to wake up earlier in the morning, to look in one direction but to let inspiration come.
And to meet the people with whom we will walk together.
And to begin with, I am walking with me.
I walk everyday, a little bit further.
And eventually I am getting somewhere.
Each day, a step further.
this is a day to congratulate myself, for the GOOD WORK I have been doing all along, and to encourage me to continue!
So I give me an A+ and I will treat me to something special.
This is independently from results, and from circumstances which might seem to be challenging.
They will come to their senses.
If I don’t acknowledge my efforts, why should the others do it?
Honestly, if I saw a candidate like myself, I would hire me right away and make sure I would have enough incentives to stay 😉
After this, I feel I can also tell the people whose work I appreciate, that I do.
Because it feels good when someone else tells you also!
being an artist, challenge, humor, humour, personal development, success
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Sep · 29
Regarding painful past that comes up when you are going through interviews, the essential thing is what you can do for the people who interview you: NOW and in the future.
The past is a path to the actual PRESENT. And it could change, as we change our way to see it.
So yes, for example, there is this and that and the other. But look, this is why I can put together this exhibit in such a successful way now.
As for the rest, how to keep oneself focused, while things happen around, affecting our concentration and will?
Just by gazing in this direction, and saying, this is what matters most, I will give it my full attention.
I woke up early as promised, although I have gone for coffee only at 8.00. I am to go to a gallery opening later in the day, and to stay up for the reception and drinks that will follow.
I realize I don’t have anything to wear and somehow all my clothes need something to make them fit together and look in their best for fall 2017!
Does it matter after all how stylish I look?
Well this is the art world, but I am not into fashion.
After all, I am the artist.
I can go as I want.
As long as I have fun with it.
How am I going to respect my inner wild child if I try to conform?
My inner wild child is asking for more fun.
And no emergency is capable of taking away this.
Having fun NOW, not tomorrow, or another day.
Isn’t it risky to have fun at the reception while I am looking for a job?
Yes, but in any case, I am not going for the kind of jobs where too much formality is demanded.
At least not in the conventional form 😉
the busy or the empty café for the morning?
If I go to the empty and I fill sleepy, I might continue on the same mood.
If I go to the busy, there is not much work to be done because people are buzzing around.
I chose the busy.
And here I am, writing my post with numerous people passing by, in and out.
I have promised myself to focus and be alert to all the opportunities that will come my way.
Let’s be busy in a meaningful way.
Not agitating myself, but doing.
So, here I am September,
with a good sign in the horizon. A gallery has asked me to come by and discuss a collaboration together. It is not probably THE dream job, but it is great they have given me a sign. And I will prepare well, because you never know, maybe I will like these people and it will transform into something great.
In any case, it is for next week.
This is great, I just need to keep my energy level high and at the same time to take a good rest.
How do I avoid little practical things and annoyances to get in the way of my mood?
I ignore them and focus on the objective.
What is the most important thing right now?
Yes, I will no longer run and hide, I will get out there and find who would like to join in and work on a collective art project with me!
September first, I feel it’s time to take a chance and jump in.
To begin with, I am going to ask for help.
Here I am, with an idea. Or lots of ideas.
How can they become reality?
With other people’s help. People who would join, transform and contribute to them.
Am I afraid of people who don’t like me on my field?
Yes, but it is time to go and find some others.
There is no time for false modesty here.
Let’s go and have this project happen!