It's week 10 at La Salonniere and I wanted to highlight the interviews I've done thus far. It's been an honor to do each one of these interviews. I've been so pleased with the thoughtful information and insights shared in each interview. If you've missed any of them along the way, I hope you'll take a moment to read them.
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Here are some highlights from each interview:
Writer, Reiki practitioner and intuitive Lori-Lyn Hurley shared how her family history helped form her current path...an overview of the history of Reiki...writers who inspire her...what she likes about videoblogging...the role of social media in her community...how she manages her time in self-employment...and why she encourages us to meditate.
Irene Nam is a Paris-based writer and photographer who specializes in Polaroid and child/family photography. Irene tells us what she loves about photographing children...the benefits of participating in a collaborative community...her mission as a teacher...photography shooting tips...and how she finds balance between work and family life.
Mari Pfeiffer is a freelance writer and web video consultant. She also bakes incredible cookies. In Mari's interview, she talks about juggling her freelance workload while parenting her toddler...tips on how to start posting video content to our sites and blogs...and how her previous career as a broadcast journalist has made her a better baker.
Illustrator and animator Linda Davick shares the story of her move from Tennessee to San Francisco...her artistic life as a child...how she taught herself animation...what she gets from her daily walks at the beach and how it fueled her passion for photography and blogging...and what she loves about illustrating children's books.
Musician and filmmaker Eric Shiveley made a documentary about his move to rural southern Colorado. In his interview he tells how it took two years to complete his film and why it made for a better film...what he experienced on the film festival circuit...how he goes about writing a CD's worth of songs...and the challenges he faces marketing his music as a DIY musician.
Shelagh Duffett, a painter and photographer in Nova Scotia, shares memories of her early life as an artist...how a lunch box led her to a painting career that allowed her to be self-employed as a single mom...what she loves about photography...the benefits of blogging in a creative life...and the joys of life in Halifax.
Colleen Wainwright is a self-described "writer-speaker-layabout" who recently took a year-long sabbatical from her work as a marketing consultant. In her interview, Colleen shares how her sabbatical gave her clarity for the second half of her life...insights she gained by downsizing and decluttering...how to get clear on your marketing objective...the joys of a reading schedule...and how her acting and public speaking skills complement each other.
Leah Piken Kolidas is the founder of Creative Every Day, a year-long creativity challenge. Leah shares with us how her pregnancy has influenced her creativity...what she was like as a young artist...her love of trees and why she continues to incorporate them into her own art...why blogging is a great medium for introverts...and how she arrived at her gentle, inclusive teaching style.
Liz Lamoreux is a writer, photographer, mixed-media artist, yoga teacher and the author of Creative Excavation. Liz shares how fabric art became a storytelling medium for her...how 'poem notes' can jump-start our inner poet...what to be mindful of when we're excavating family histories...how her baby girl has deepened her creativity...how she learned to embrace photography self-portraits...how to stop comparing ourselves to others and focus on our own "corner"...and the joys of collaboration.