About Changing the World (too) (2)

December 2021. Time to look back !

« I’m going to change the world », I said, 6 months ago

I didn’t think it would change that fast ! For all of us !

What a year !

So many people have been showing their true colours !

Some doors closed, many windows opened !

Friends turned into strangers, strangers became friends …

I think it’s one of the most powerful years I’ve ever lived ! Overwhelming too ! And confusing !

What about you ? Do you realise that this is the perfect time to claim your power ? To become the best You ? Can you feel it ? Scary, isn’t it ? But You can do it !

6 months ago, the question I asked myself was :

« How can I really, with my Art, raise awareness about the state of our planet ? »

I, somehow, want(ed) to convince You (and myself) to stop wasting things (like plastic !), to show more love to our Mother Earth because she loves us and to respect nature so that she will respect us back! I (re)discovered that a funny and kitsch way is the best way for me to create and to speak my truth ! I’ll keep on doing so in the New Year.

But first. Today. I want to convince you to stop wasting your time and energy on things like negative people (on social media or in real life) and negative television like main stream media. Personally I stopped using my personal Facebook account to stop getting overwhelmed by all the different opinions about a very hot and contagious topic ! And I recommend it! We can’t change people’s colours but we can color our own lives and give some of our best colours to the world !

In the new year I’ll keep focussing on spreading Love, Joy and Laughter because somehow, I’m convinced that I was created to do so ! We all have something to give and together we will change the world ! For the better !

See you later !

Love, Myrthe

P.S. The picture is an image (a painting) I created for a Poster Challenge of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. In 2019. It was the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair and the theme was about creating a better world. It was only once I created it that I realized that it was a National contest and I was automatically disqualified as I’m a Dutch woman living in France. The painting is hanging on my wall ever since and this year, 2021, it started to speak to me more than ever… It’s only by giving eachother a hand, a hug. by embracing our differences and sending our own best colours into the universe that we can create a great new world ! I changed the words of the sign for the occasion. « Bethel Woods Center for the Arts » is now : « A New World is born ! »

Red, Pink and Blue

Red was found at a local free market the 13th of October 2019. At a free market, ‘marché gratuit’ here in France, you can bring the stuff you don’t need anymore and you can take whatever you like ! Pink was adopted one month later the 23th of November. Also for free ! The ladies of the local « Secours Catholique » said that she wasn’t worth enough to be sold. When Pink went for a walk with us in the woods just afterwards she lost her tongue. She hasn’t spoken a word ever since. Red fell in love with her. Blue was found at a Church’ fleamarket that same Winter.

Red, Pink and Blue are in charge of everything second hand or vintage in my home. They are ringing the bell when too much stuff in the art studio is just hanging around and telling me that some vintage items should become happy in another home. They also insist on making art with old frames and things instead of new canvases and paint.

Since today they are officially my Etsy Shop Members and Curators. I’m grateful for the job they’re doing!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyrtheCiancia

Street Art City – Hotel 128

We were both at a turning point in life and destiny brought us together to laugh and create room 96 « Girls just want to have fun » in Hotel 128 – Street Art City – Lurcy Levis – France. Open every day from May 22th until November 1st 2021.

With Hilary Dingwall-Fordyce and Myrthe Ciancia

In the press by Ingrid Pohu for FRANCEINFO 10-10-2020 : « Je t’aime un peu, beaucoup, passionnément… Chambre 96 – à l’envers ça fait bien 69 – on effeuille les marguerites recouvrant les murs, les bonbons rappellent sans doute les papillons au ventre acidulé des premiers rendez-vous amoureux. Ces peintures sont signées Hilary et Myrthe. L’une est hollandaise, l’autre anglaise. C’est la chambre sur le thème du 5 à 7, la petite escapade amoureuse. »

Here are some pictures I made when the room was almost finished