The Heroine's Journey
Thanks to Peter de Kuster for his initiative to invite Women worldwide to share their story :)
Published on his website:
https://theheroinejourney2016.wordpress.com/ (or read interview below pic)
What is the best thing that I love about my work?
As a Graphic designer/Stylist I like to explore & discover out of the box creativity within the boundaries of the assignment.
What is my idea of perfect happiness?
To be in good health for me, my family & my friends.
What is my greatest fear?
Not able to see; to lose sight literally…
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?
My emotions are quite intense & has some disadvantages when I think about sad or scary moments & insecureness.
But… it also has some advantages (when it comes to happiness, being in love )
Which living persons in my profession do I most admire?
A very positive and ambitious man who has accomplished so much in (Fashion) Business.
What is my greatest extravagance?
I don’t do extravagance in a material expensive kind of way, but I’m a fanatic collector when it comes to affordable stuff like toys, funny gadgets and silly things that make sounds, move or light up.
I managed to collect quite an abundance of things and stuff nobody wanted & were left for the Trash.
On what occasion would I lie?
I can’t lie, honestly. I wish I could be less honest in some situations.
But it’s something that’s in my system; that I cannot avoid.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?
Fashion is extremely fast & not always very sustainable, I personally don’t believe in adhoc/short trends. I think the more “never out of fashion” trends will create more value in your closet.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work?
Almost every day, especially when it’s sunny; having coffee in my studio/garden at home and enjoy my freedom as a freelancer.
If I could, what would I change about myself?
To be more outgoing, to be more extravert, to dare more!
What is my greatest achievement in work?
I am working for a big License distributor who sells Disney textile products and I feel proud to be part of their team.
Where would I most like to live?
Nowhere else than here (Purmerend), I live very close to Amsterdam but still enjoy nature, the silence from the woods nearby my house.
What is my most treasured possession?
My intuition, I will always follow my heart and until now I always succeeded.
What is my most marked characteristic?
I think I will always think and act young & playfull, it’s a mindset that never fades.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city?
Walking through the woods; seeing the seasons changing, discover new plants, colours.
And: the “goblin-path” (only half a kilometer from here) where there are gnomes & owls made out of carved trees.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?
My favorite place to eat is in Amsterdam/nieuwmarkt area > Yoyo! for bubble tea & Nyonya for Malaysian Food Especially the spicy Lady fingers!
What books influenced my life and how?
Different Art books: especially Fructose Art, Stencil-Art & Urban Art.
Who are my favorite writers?
Stephen King, almost the only books that will keep me interested reading until the last page.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?
The Carpenters, the voice of Karen Carpenter is so pure, light and harmonizing.
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?
Battle angel Alita She’s a manga character in a movie from James Cameron / directed by Robert Rodrquez. She shows so much courage, strength, fierceness; true awesomeness with a capital A!
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
Tim Burton, his way of creativity is always inspiringly different and very recognizable.
Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime?
A Star is born with Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper: an intense and emotional movie; both actors are very convincing.
What role plays Art in my life and work?
A huge role! I especially love Street Art for it’s “rawness”; their contribution to make the streets more expressive.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?
My sister & father who still inspire me on a business level as well as in daily life.
Whom would I like to work with in 2019?
My current clients for who I work at this moment.
Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2019?
Although it’s always interesting to meet new people, I can’t think about somebody specific
I will always let faith go their own way, seizing the moments that will follow.
What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on?
To continue my current assignments for Disney, Marvel & Looney Tunes.
Where can you see me or my work in 2019?
Still working at home; it’s the most happiest place I can think of :)
Plus in my spare time, working on my “Annusual Lights of Life” > LMC-Art by (my alias) Little Miss Chucky.
I upcycle old Toys, plastics and other materials & turn them into Lamps.
What do the words "Passion Never Retires" mean to me?
I really think that even when I’m 90 years old I still want to create things
Maybe not on my computer anymore, but I will think of ways to stay creative in another way.