Monday, June 22, 2015

GATHER / twyla tharp and the creative habit : part two

16. What are your attitudes towards: money, power, praise, rivals, work, play?

Money: terrified, chained, and a slave to
Power: don't need it. not necessary to be big and expansive
Praise: needed, earned, deeply appreciated
Rivals: wasted energy, commits me to jealously, robber of creativity
Work: necessary to live and thrive
Play: always, lightness, expansiveness, creativity lives here

17. Which artists do you admire most? 

Filmmakers: Pedro Almoldovar, Richard Linklater
Yoga Teachers: Elena Brower, Stephanie Snyder, May Beth LaRue, Laura Conley, Brianna Turpin
Goal Coach: Jacki Carr
My mom, sister, grandmother, and boyfriend who are all gifted artists who are changing the world one person at a time 

18. Why are they your role models?  

They're all community connectors, teachers, challengers, healers, supremely artistic, entrepreneurs, who are leading the charge in their respective industries. These are the game changers.

19. What do you and your role models have in common? 

We all have unique gifts that we are offering the world. We are honing and constantly refining how we show up in the world. We are creating. We are challenging. We are constantly learning. We are not perfect. We are artistic. We are writers, entrepreneurs, and game changers. 

20. Does anyone in your life regularly inspire you? 

EVERYONE, I mean that with the utmost sincerity. I am constantly finding inspiration among the incredible community and family I have built into my life. They are my guiding lights and my biggest fans.

21. Who is your muse? 

My little sister. She is magic and wondrous and fueled by what feels good. 

22. Define muse. 

Someone who is living in alignment with their truth. 

23. When confronted with superior intelligence or talent, how do you respond? 

In awe. I feel small and usually will underestimate my contribution in lieu of someone else's gifts to the world. 

24. When faced with stupidity, hostility, intransigence, laziness, how do you respond? 

Stupidity: Impatience and frustration
Hostility: I shut down, I loathe confrontation
Intransigence: Confusion, there are always two sides and multiple avenues for achieving the same result
Laziness: Zero Tolerance. There is no room to be lazy in life; you should always be seeking a way to be bigger, better, and more in service to those around you. 

25. When faced with impending success or the threat of failure, how do you respond? 

Paralysis. I am always scared of failing AND succeeding. It's a double edged sword. 

26. When you work, do you love to process or the result? 

The process, always the process, the result is never as satisfying as the route in which I got there. 

27. At what moments do you feel reach exceeds your grasp? 

When I don't know what the next step is. When I don't have a plan. When I try and things fail. 

28. What is your ideal creative activity? 

Collage. It's been in my life since I was very young. I have always been great at using other's artistic work and creating new art from it. I have always wanted to be in service of other's creativity and artistry. 

29. What is your greatest fear? 

That I will never be truly happy and proud of what I have created in this world. 

30. What is the likelihood of either of the answers to the previous two questions happening? 

Mostly zilch. Fear is just something in the way of what I am already doing. It's a mechanism to rob me of creativity and confidence. Writing this made me realize that I love the freedom of expression that comes through collage, I should be doing that more. 

31. Which of your answers would you most like to change? 

I would love to change my answer to my greatest fear. Fear is a mirage. 

32. What is your idea of mastery? 


33. What is your greatest dream? 

To be remembered by those I love and have yet to love as someone who listened, fought for, hugged, deeply loved, challenged, held, surrendered to, and grew from.

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