May 21rst, 2015- Emerging :-)

Dear May,

I checked up on the dictionary the definition of the verb “emerge”, and here is what I came up with. So, to “emerge” is:

1. to move out or away from a surrounding fluid, covering, or shelter: seals emerging from the water; animals emerging from the forest.


a. To come into view: The house emerged in the fog.
b. To become conscious: emerge from sleep.
c. To become known or prominent after being in obscurity: evidence that emerged from the investigation; new leaders that emerged from the party ranks.
3. To come into existence: a period when many new life forms emerged.
I have “emerged” after a small operation and it feels like waking up to the wonders of this world again. Being born again in a way.
Fortunately, all went well, it was a routine operation.
But still, the experience of “emerging”, makes me wonder if it is similar to the one a baby has, arriving in this world.
As adults, we have formed a conscience, but still, emerging offers a new look, a new possibility to start over, to see things in a different light!

December 15- Change of Perspective

Dear December,

today I had a meeting with a mentor- he has been organizing successful events for several years, but has evolved a little bit in the margins of the art world that is very closed and codified. How do I know he is a mentor to be? He seemed sincere and not just telling me what I would like to hear.

Now, his main point was that I need to make a difference. Once we have been around a place for a while, we become taken for granted. People stereotype us in a certain way.

It is like a former hair-dresser. I wanted to have longer hair, and she was cutting them short. When I complained she said: ” I just can’t imagine you with longer hair”.

Now, I have long hair, and needless to say, I have lost contact with this lady and her salon for the last years.

Staying with the wannabe boss would have been criminal and I would have been responsible.

But how can we change in the eyes of those who are used to take us for part of the scenery? Let’s say for example, that I am known in the art world as a serious but kind of “amateur” organizer, with interesting ideas but not very high-flying.

How can I change this? How can I attract attention in a positive way?

I need something spectacular, but at the same time something other people can relate to. And something with perspective 🙂

Any ideas?