creating is questioning. digging deeper. it’s important to question the space around you. taking everything in. it’s important to question yourself. i create to question things and to discover things. there’s words buried in my thoughts and they come out when I write. it’s important to create because you gain a better understanding of self.
there’s always been certain thoughts i didn’t want to bring through in my writing. didn’t want people to see. i eventually moved past that and welcomed them as they come. i’m getting there.
i look at the people closest to me. i look at them and i think ‘wow. you exist. you’re here with me. existing in this world.’ that’s love.
i’d like to think i could create in most physically spaces given that my mind was engaged. I say ‘most physically spaces’ because I don’t cope well with clutter.
this depends on the creative stage i am at. i can’t write as in I can’t put pen to paper in a coherent way while listening to music. i can plan ideas and write thoughts down to music. sometimes i really need to be listening to something. i do like to listen to laura marling and there’s an album called ‘the universe smiles upon you’ by khruangbin that I love.
it was in primary school. I must have been nine years old. two of my friends and I made a magazine. I can’t remember how long we spent on it but it felt like two/three months. i forgot about this until i saw this question.
surround yourself with other creators. it’s easy to believe that you have to isolate yourself in order to create something. sharing your work and speaking to other people is an incredible way of furthering yourself as an artist.
i can’t answer this question because everything i care about is intertwined. locked. i can’t separate them. it’s not plausible for me to do so. race, gender, sex, the environment. none can be deemed more important than another for me because each issue can’t be seen in isolation.
this is a bit embarrassing but at the moment I can’t live with eggs. i’m craving eggs now.
this is tricky. a creative person is always creating something. i don’t think you need to say ‘ok, I’m going to make time to create now’. for me, that’s the wrong way to think. you do need to be disciplined though…
my work affects my mental health. it engages all part of me.