About me


Hey there,

this is me, Mel. 

I'm glad you found your way here. This is a space of ease and playfulness. Although I may challenge you. Cause yes - art is not something we all naturally do. But art is no luxury. Being creative and connecting through this with others is a basic human need and important for our mental health. Art is pleasure. Art is therapeutic. And everybody can be artistic. You are the master and mistress of your work, and you alone decide how you wanna create it and whether you are satisfied or wanna change something.


I'm working with art therapy. In many ways, such as painting (take a look at my project SCIN), dancing/intuitive movement, voicing, and writing. Some of my thoughts I'm sharing here in my blogI'm passionate about the magic and power of words and storytelling.

As am permanently in the urge of writing, I trust in the organic dynamic of it, when I take the position of the author and reader at the same time while I'm writing. 

This is a very personal journey, and I love to share it with you. I believe that stories have to be told. Braking the silence, especially with things we are afraid to speak out loudly. In a world of regulation, control, high expectations, and aimed perfectionism I'm opening up and showing my own imperfection, struggle, yet also my breakthroughs and little victories.


About Vivalida

VIVALIDA expresses pretty adequately what was lingering in my  chest for so long.

It's put together from VIVA  /LIFE and VALIDA  /PERMISSION. This topic is implanted in my bones since ever. The aim for freedom to live, for permission to exist in our imperfections seems to be the story of my life, and I accept it without judgemental.

As I meet many people along this path, I believe that this is nothing to be ashamed of rather than something to open up about and share experiences and insights. Especially guilt and shame are part of the theme - and deciding to not hide anything is part of the journey to peace, liberation and power.

If you wanna know more about that topic - I wrote a blog post on this. Check it out here.