Kim Switzer is a professional muse. As a Certified Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach she is a practitioner of whimsy who shares her work at MuseCraft. She invited to me to hop along in a great thread of blogs. I´m honoured to have been chosen to take part in this.
Kim asked me questions about my work:
What am I working on?
What I feel is the next stage of my work: my own dot com site! I´m designing the content structure: organizing and planning, creativity (both the theory and the crafting) and social (the interviews and life in general). I have a wall full of sticky notes!
By the way, my 18 year old son is on the same journey. It is true that we teach by example. Here´s his wall:
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
There are a gazillion sites for youngsters starting their first job/project. There are a trillion blogs for young moms juggling work and home with toddlers. And even a few million for moms with young kids. Now by the time we have teens, we fall out of the market´s target. At least until we reach retirement and our disposable income becomes interesting for marketers again.
Who is talking to me? And by me I mean a fortysomething woman with teens still at home but who are managing their own planners, pets that are old enough to have vet problems, parents old enough to need extra care and technologies that seem slightly baffling? Not many. So I am stepping in.
I went through hours and hours of training all over the cyberworld, so you don´t have to. I take a theme that looks overwhelming, put all the pieces apart and show you how to put them back together and make them work.
This is not only about cyber content, I wrote a series of "Keep it simple, make it work" articles related to decluttering and organizing your home so you can find more time and space for your own creativity. And many interviews to artists and coaches who share the way they do things which is entertaining and inspiring.
Why do I write/create what I do?
I found this quote a few weeks ago and was totally fascinated by it. I searched the web for the whole poem and I copied parts of it onto scraps of papers that I taped to my walls.
This is very much in line with what I´ve been working on: a map of me and the constants in my life.
How does your writing/creating process work?
I am very much a "Crash and burn" type, which comes right after I procastinated like a pro. Include a headless chicken routine in between and you have an idea of how my life is like. ;)
There are three wonderfully creative persons that I would love to interview: I´ll tell you who they are on Wednesday´s post!