Happy Friday! Welcome to another instalment of Creative Conversations!
If there was anything I could tell you about me, other than my love for photography, it's that I love coffee. And I love the actual ritual of going to a coffee shop. I can sit in them for hours, and usually do, editing or journaling or simply watching the world go by. So when it was time to meet my next interviewee naturally we gravitated to a coffee shop and I chose LOVE CRUMBS. We sat in the sunny window, drank our coffee and chatted all things creativity.
Can you tell me a bit about yourself and what you do?
I am a freelance writer, digital marketer, and blogger, and I am passionate about ethical and sustainable fashion. I'm also studying for a degree in Fashion Communication, and in my spare time I obsess over true crime podcasts and documentaries, devour any kind of sweet food and hoard charity shop clothes. I live in Edinburgh and work from home, but travel around for meetings and social stuff as much as I can.
What is creativity to you? Do you consider yourself to be creative?
Creativity comes in many different forms; I don't consider myself to be creative in the traditional sense, as I don't draw or paint or sew or make physical things, but I love to write, and I love putting images together, and overall I devour the creativity of others. I also think you can approach non-creative pursuits with the creative side of your brain, so I might be doing copywriting for a corporate client or general admin for a business, but I can look outside the box for creative solutions.
Would you say you had a creative job? A creative life?
I definitely do have a creative job, because I primarily write about and work with fashion and the arts. I have a creative life in that I like to consume arts and culture as much as possible, but if I had more time I would like to create more and indulge more in things like cooking and maybe even sketching and designing too.
What, or who, inspires you to be creative?
I honestly don't know, I guess its something that you are maybe born with, it drives who you are without you even having to try, its just part of your personality! But I am inspired by the incredible creative women around me, from a tech CEO to a textiles designer to a stylist to an influencer; I think Scotland is full of the most amazing female entrepreneurs and everyone supports each other in their creative pursuits. Its about community over competition and I love that.