This lovely article written by Fan-Ling Suen of the Guelph Arts Council is about the Mentorship Program developed by the Guelph Arts Council in collaboration with the University of Guelph. It speaks to the successes of the program and our most recent news of gifting the studio and its contents to past mentees of the program and recent graduates of the University of Guelph. You can see our post on our KIAM website here, but be sure to check out the article for details and information on the mentorship program!
We have had a lot of conversations with friends and colleagues lately about the transformations they are going through this year. The things they are saying no to, breaking old patterns and habits in search of simplicity, and new directions they are headed.
Do you ever feel like you’re a fish swimming upstream against the current? Or one of those ice breaking ships just clearing a path without noticeable change? I stood out by the water tonight, a place I like to go when I need to get clear about my thoughts. And as I stood against the wind, with thick fog in the distance, looking out as far as my eyes could reach, I could see a silver lining on the horizon. Beneath the silver lining the ice was breaking and melting away, and the sounds of the water flowed below.
Sometimes things happen when you least expect it, sometimes you choose a new path and sometimes you can’t see the road ahead of you, but if you look up and keep your focus ahead, a break in the current will come, the ice will move away and you’ll find your silver lining. I always tell the kids (mainly when they are walking while talking and looking backwards) ‘to look where you’re going, not where you’ve been’. Sometimes that’s easier said than done, but sometimes it’s the only thing you can do.