EP. 05 - Linda Pappa

 
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I got the chance to interview Linda Pappa, one half of the talented creative duo Kinlake, on her recently blooming personal work as a Visual Artist. Originally from Luxembourg, Linda and her husband moved to Crete, a small Greek island to pursue a semi-nomadic lifestyle while running their creative businesses. We discussed about her creative journey, inspirations, mindset and lifestyle. Like me, you will be immensely inspired by Linda’s free spirit and effortless fusion between her daily life and her beautiful body of work. Enjoy the interview!

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LINDA’S QUOTES

Who I want to be as an artist, is my persona. I check in with this persona all the time. Everyday, when I wake up, when I go to sleep, I am always thinking through her. I am cultivating her lifestyle as much as possible. That’s my authenticity.
— ON CULTIVATING A PERSONA
Although my work is simple, it took me years to find that, to actually let go. What I used to do in the past was much more complex and I wondered: “Does this complexity actually benefits from its complexity?”. After removing layers after layers, it became less figurative and more free. I feel a lot more harmony now, I am also more in contact with my intuition. When I was doing more complex work, I would get stuck up on stupid little details. I would get fustrated because I couldn’t seem to get it right. Personally, I can’t deal with this degree of self-sabotage. My soul, my being, needs to operate in a very quick way. I don’t spend too much time on something because this is who I am.
— IN PRAISE OF SIMPLE CREATIVITY
What about the time you spend watching Netflix? What about the time you spend online shopping or whichever other way you waste your time? Does that bring you anything? It doesn’t bring you money. It might bring you entertainment; but then for entertainment AND self growth you can do something better: being creative.
— ON EXCUSES TO SUPPRESS CREATIVITY

TOPICS DISCUSSED ON THIS EPISODE

  • Her Greek-Luxemburgish background

  • Studying Design in Belgium

  • Self employment as an efficient learning method

  • Running, Kinlake, a design & production studio with her husband

  • Leaving Luxembourg to buy a house in the Greek countryside

  • Embodying her authentic self as an artist using a persona

  • Her connection with nature, wabi sabi and ancient cultures

  • Living as a nomad artist

  • The importance of mindfulness and essentialism in her life

  • Her interest for people and collaborating with other creatives

  • How she came up with her signature colour palette

  • Her inspiring trip to New Mexico (USA)

  • How she started her location independance lifestyle

  • Her daily self care rituals

  • How she used Kinlake’s temporary misfortune to focus on developping her personal creative practice


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