And we’re pretty fond of Oriana, who interviewed one of the Lost Horizon Night Market masterminds, Kevin Balktick, on her blog Brooklyn Spaces.
Kevin tells Ariana that he found Make It Happen to be one of the most memorable trucks at the Lost Horizon Night Market. Read the whole interview at http://brooklyn-spaces.com/2011/05/lost-horizon-night-market/
While we didn’t bring our Make It Happen talents to the most recent night market, its always possible that we will make it happen at the next one. Meanwhile, I just signed up to volunteer at an art happening that will involve lots of interaction with perfect strangers, for an exhibition by a big white museum that shall remain nameless but that arguably resembles a giant white toilet. They’re looking for more volunteers, so email me if you’re interested.
Feedback today from Lea, a Make It Happen client whose goal was to make money to finish her dissertation. This is a goal close to my heart, since I was a PLWD (person living with a dissertation) until May, which I finally finished and defended mine.
Lea reports that she is in the midst of making it happen. She says:
“I was aiming at one source of funding and simplifying (less jobs = less hectic); I’m going to be teaching a few different classes but it looks like the bills are covered.”
Lea, I can only offer you the advice that my grandmother gave my mother when she was finishing her dissertation: “Park your ass in the chair and finish the damn thing.” I made it happen, and you can too!
The fruits of my labor...
Great news from Trevor!
He writes that after over 100 hours of work (but who’s counting?) he made his excitable woman project happen. Video below, and links to photos. Nice work, Trevor! Make it Happen!
Anna, a Make It Happen client who we met at the Lost Horizon Night Market, had a dream of making more theater happen by September.
Anna writes from Maine “I spent all month preparing for a cattle-call audition for local casting directors scouting talent. And I brought it. My contract and ‘fortune’ are on my wall — gotta be the best decision I’ve made while drunk, or at least the most productive.”
Make it Happen, Anna!
We received intriguing feedback today from Erin in Tulsa, a town near and dear to my heart.
Erin’s dream is to make a move happen. Erin reports:
“I am traveling in search of options and opportunities. Please send any ideas or collaborations … I make space wirm sculptures and diamonds.”
Two things about Erin’s postcard: first, yes, she makes space wirms. Not worms. She specifically says wirms.
Second, if you want to know what space wirms are, you should contact her directly. Erin includes her email address in the postcard. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more…
This gentleperson makes these notebook worms and other delights…
We received some truly exciting feedback from Trevor last week. He reports that he is in the midst of making it happen.
His dream was to make “the excitable woman” happen. Do I know what the excitable woman is? Not entirely. Does it matter? Not at all.
“I would have made it happen had I not encountered a SNAFU in my piece and a circuit did not work as planned. Once I find a specialist to help, I will definitely make it happen.”
Folks, Trevor is dutifully making it happen. He needs an electrician. Who can help?
Coming tomorrow, an update from Make It Happen’s exciting outing to Governor’s Island for Figment.
More fantastic feedback today from Dani Tersini, a singer who came to the Make It Happen truck at the night market. She reminds us in her postcard that her goal was, no IS to make A BAND happen.
Dani reports that she is in the midst of making it happen by contacting musicians, making connections, using craigslist, word of mouth, auditioning and networking at shows.
If, no WHEN Dani becomes famous and plays Madison Square Garden, we will be able to say that we knew her when she started. Link here to some of her music. Or try listening here