Category: In the Village

  • Inspiration Bridge – the last Friday of the month

    The joy of saving a balloon.

    Drum roll please…

    I’d like to introduce you to Inspiration Bridge.

    On the last Friday of every month Midnightsky hosts a creative event to bridge you from your week into your weekend. It’s a way of getting some creativity in your life. Our goal is to create connections between artists and every day people in a way that is easy and inspiring.

    Keep the last Friday of the month marked in your diaries as we reveal the next Inspiration Bridge just a few days before it happens. The places are always free but limited, so we recommend that you book quickly!

    See you there.

    Ps: check out some images from our first Inspiration Bridge event – Together Lightly.

    Luke
    Artist, advisor, coach.
    I find the real problem, make the difficult easy
    and tell a great story.

     

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  • Together Lightly – again.

    Sarah Rudledge sitting in studio 1 at Midnightsky looking at one of her floating sculptures

    We had such a great time last time we that we thought we had better do it again!

    So put August 28th 2015 in your diary and stay tuned (it will be an evening event again…fyi), as once again places will be very limited.

    Luke
    Artist, advisor, coach.
    I find the real problem, make the difficult easy
    and tell a great story.

     

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  • Come and live at our place…

    Good news!

    Our new venue is up and ready, we will be moving in through out June and up and running from the start of July 2015.

    What a great way to start the new financial year.

    Even better news!

    We have two studios that are available for lease, at very competitive rates. And of course we would love to share our new home with organisations that are working to make the world a better place. So if you know of any social enterprises, not for profits, b-corps, arts organisations, creatives or other generally nice people then send them our way.

    Studio 1 = 82 m2 $24,600+gst

    Studio 3= 88 m2 $26,400+gst

    To find out more or organise to come over and have a look email sandy@midnightsky.com.au

    Here’s a floor plan

    Msky_BuildingMap_120515

    And here are some pictures.

    Studio 1

    Studio1_2 Studio1_1 Studio1_3

    Studio 3

    Studio3_WoodRoom2 Studio3_WoodRoom1 Studio3_Upstairs Studio3_SmallRm

    Thanks

    Luke
    Artist, advisor, coach.
    I find the real problem, make the difficult easy
    and tell a great story.

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  • Battle Scars

    We have to wait for a wound to heal over, then it becomes a scar that we can be proud of.

    Yesterday I spoke with two friends who were nursing a couple of fresh wounds.

    Life was taunting them. Goading them into self-reflection, honesty. Pressing them to draw deeply upon their knowledge and experiences. Demanding that they ask ‘who am I and what is it I do in this world?’

    There was no bleeding; no one had pulled a knife on them. Their wounds were emotional. Not life threatening. Not in the “put pressure on that or they are going to bleed out” way.

    But these wounds are serious. And they do need their own kind of first aid.

    My two friends are a bit like me. They live their lives in full view of those around them.

    I find it hard to live in any other way. I share what excites me; I rally people to the cause; I say what I think is right, even if it might be unpopular; I energise and motivate and inspire…and sometimes I crash and burn, very publicly. And that is not a lot of fun.

    This kind of public failure I would rather avoid. Actually sometimes I avoid taking risks because of it. I would much rather be liked all the time, by everyone. But I’m just not prepared to make the compromises that ‘liked by all, always’ takes. To let go of my belief that we can make a difference, we can do better; we can realize our potential, damn it, if we just push a little bit further. I am at my best when I live the ideas I have audaciously. I just don’t seem to know any other way to get big things done.

    And so every now and then I find myself nursing a gaping emotional wound.

    I say something outrageous at a poorly timed moment that doesn’t even reflect my beliefs, I am wrong, I fail to live up to the expectations I have set, I miscalculate, I let important things slip, I make a whopping mistake.

    And then there I am wounded. Having a little cry to myself. Feeling sorry assed. Lonely. Alone.

    In a few months, perhaps it will even take a year or so, I will be sitting with one of my friends and sharing this moment, reminiscing about who I was and what happened and why; and what I know now that I just had no way of knowing then. This deep knowledge cannot be gained from a book, or in a simulation, or whilst watching from the wings. I did it, it broke, I now understand it, really understand it. I am changed, I am better in some way, and that is a very good thing.

    The human body has an incredible ability to heal. A gaping, bleeding wound heals and becomes a battle scar that we point to proudly as evidence that we lived the life that we wanted to live. No one can take that. No one can touch that. That is ours.

    None of this changes the fact that when the wound is fresh it hurts. It hurts very deeply.

    So, my friends, surround yourself with beautiful things, bring people to you who see you and love you, find yourself in spectacular places, make things, enjoy the art of great artists, be sad, dance and sing and be joyful.

    This too shall pass. You will heal and we will sit together and you will tell me about who you were and what happened and why; and what you know now that you just had no way of knowing then. You will be changed because you lived the life you wanted to live.

    You make me proud.

    Proud to know you. Proud to enjoy your success and proud to sit with you in the months to come and point knowingly at our hard earned battle scars. Knowing we are deeper, wiser, stronger and more ready for the next adventures because of them.

    Luke
    Artist, advisor, coach.
    I find the real problem, make the difficult easy
    and tell a great story.

     

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