I am like a nomad, every artist is. We can’t fit in a box

Imagine your typical morning coffee or tea, how it tastes and the way it makes you feel. Now imagine being on a remote island, sun rising, with your drink in hand. That sip is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted—that’s context.

When we feel something is out of context, it’s because there’s a mismatch in the intention, behavior, and environment. Looking at the Mona Lisa in a dark basement versus The Louvre surrounded by people taking photos creates two different memories.

This month’s global exploration of Context was chosen by our Minneapolis chapter and illustrated by David Schwen. Thank you to our global partners — Adobe, MailChimp, WordPress.com, and Shutterstock — for their support.

Keep an eye out for CreativeMornings Houston​’s next event, on December 8th at NUU​. We’ll be welcoming Martha Mtegha to the CM stage to chat about December’s theme, Context. See you there!

About the speaker

Martha Mtegha is the co-owner of Digital Stitches, a fashion apparel production and fashion consulting company based in Bellaire Texas. She is also the owner of Ark + Nomad, an online store for unique fashion accessories, homeware and décor designed and produced by independent artists from around the world. Martha has been a member and served on the board of the Fashion Group International of Houston Inc., a nonprofit professional organization for people in the Fashion, Home and Beauty industries, since 2011 where she is now the Regional Director. She received the Federation of Houston Professional Women 2017 Woman of Excellence award, and is a fashion adjunct professor at Houston Community College.

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