The Heroine’s Journey of Katerina Koukiotis

What is the best thing that I love about my work? When  I’m told my art has touched someone in a special way  that my art has meant something or  being able to capture feelings , emotions, means a lot to me,  the evolution  i went through as an artist over the years exploring new art mediums  or styles and just  love creating  what inspires me.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? Happiness for me is  anything  that makes you feel good if you feel good youre happy , happiness for me is creating and working on my art  that makes me happy…other things make me happy too but art is one of them 😉

What is my greatest fear? Not being  with loved ones,not being healthy, not being able to create.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? My sensitivity and Fear.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? I love this question so much because there are so  many current hardworking artists I admire a lot of who are part of this wonderful project you created that i look up to, hard to name just one and wouldnt want to single out anyone, because i have been inspired by  and learned so much from
each and everyone.

What is my greatest extravagance? My doll collection 🙂 I collect ball jointed dolls and other type of dolls its one hobby i love and wish i had more time for , but i treasure my dollies 🙂

On what occasion would I lie? I would only lie if i was asked about a secret that i cant reveal or to protect someone

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? I’m my own worst critic when it comes to my  work i go over details and wish i have done this or added that, i tend to overwork  at it, but i have got better at that over the years.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? when i was able to come back to my work after a health scare i had  last year that stopped my working for a couple months just getting back to art again was  a happy time for me.

If I could, what would I change about myself? Be more outgoing.

What is my greatest achievement in work? Creating art that has been loved from others and starting   my art business on my own In an industry that can be very tough and I’m still here and continue to do this  .Being an artist is not easy, i feel very grateful and thankful to be able to do something for a living that i love.

Where would I most like to live? Winter is here its  freezing in NY   lol

so i would really love to be somewhere warm and sunny….

What is my most treasured possession? My art supplies and I treasure gifts
friends give me they always mean so much.

What is my most marked characteristic? Im a good listener or i have been told and good friend no matter the differences i try and get along with people as much as i can ( not always easy)

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? I live in suburbs   surrounded by trees ,nature , beaches lots of beautiful parks  to take  inspiration  from.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? My favorite place to eat and drink is not open for business but i get to enjoy it everyday anyway and  that would be my moms im very lucky and feel blessed to have been raised by a homemaker my mom is the best cook and baker ever 🙂 I was raised on homemade  meals and i wouldnt trade them for any resturant meal. But Once in a while when out i enjoy a good  slice of cheese pizza , or a burger 🙂

What books influenced my life and how? Besides the bible   a  lot of wonderful artbooks and fantasy  story books influened me since i was little girl  i love reading fairytale books to this day they are probably my favorite books to read .

Who are my favorite writers? hans christian andersen  wrote most  amazing heartbreaking fairytales always with a twist

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? that is so hard to answer …i have way too many favorite songs i guess pick a song that has lots of memories for me.  Hard to pick one

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Jon Snow  from game of thrones he is  my fiction

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Anyone  who would scarfice their own safety and lives to help others is  truly  a hero .

What movie would i recommend you to see? The village, Lord of the Rings  for fantasy lovers , Twilight movies, The princess Bride ,Crimson Peak , Love Disney animated movies (Tangled, Frozen,The Little Mermaid etc..)  I’m more into fantasy movies  I absolutely love them.

What role plays art in my life and work? I really cant think of my life without art being a part of it. It  means everything to me and what i was meant to do

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My greatest fan without a doubt is  my mom , even when i would draw a stick figure she would give me the greatest compliments and cheer me on. Also people who have supported my art cheer me on  they mean  so much to me.

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? Art Collectives and Art Galleries
and look forward to continue working with them with my fellow artists.

Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2018? would be so nice to meet so many  good  people /artists i have met  online over the years  from  all over the world like an art summit meeting or do something fun that would be amazing just wish so many of us were not as shy in real life or so far away from each other  to actually do

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? I had some projects lined up last year i never got to finish due to my health issues  ,a  coloring book ,publish my second  art book but my top priority is creating new  art .

Where can you see me or my work in 2018? For the last two years i have been exhibiting my work in art galleries like the La Bodega Gallery this may continue with new upcoming shows in 2018 ,when there is an event as such i usually update my  website,social sites,( instagram,facebook etc..) a certain place you can definitely view my newest work is always on my  website 🙂

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? when you  love what you do it never leaves you even in difficult times the passion and intent  is always there.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? So many talented artists I’m grateful to know and call friends this list would get so long

But some I think may enjoy doing this ..are . Monika Holloway ,Janna Prosvirina
Linda Sayegh ,Julie Rabischung ,rebecca brogden nance , Jenny Heidiwald ,
Carolina Seth , BK LuskHow can you contact me?
Facebook page:

Here follows a message of Peter de Kuster, founder of The Heroine’s Journey 

Spring Journey

eatpraylovebigstill (2)Wednesday 14th March – Sunday 18th March

The best of The Heroine’s Journey condensed into a single, unforgettable week.

The Heroine’s Journey is a global organisation dedicated to teaching skills not covered by the regular education system – skills that develop storytelling intelligence and encourage psychological well-being for creative professionals.  The Spring Journey brings together the very best in our storytelling.

We will cover such themes as how to make money doing what you love, how to promote your business, which is you, how to choose our partners more wisely, how to make relationships last, how to find and create your dreamjob by meeting your rolemodels and making testdrives, how to manage your time and organize yourself creativitely, how to focus on our creative goals, how to have the financial freedom to create and how to more regularly experience creative flow and happiness.

You’ll embark on a rich and enlightening voyage, discovering how to make lasting, meaningful change across every aspect of your creative life. By working within a fixed group led by Peter de Kuster over the week, you’ll dive deeper than would be possible in any single daytrip. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences.

The Journey is ideal for those seeking a more meaningful, transformative vacation; for attendees of our daytrips who now wish to take a structured journey through our expertly curated material; and for those wishing to save time in the long run by working through the dilemmas of creative life, business, passion, and your own story in a single, high intensity week.

Blending tuition, exercises, meeting with stories of rolemodels, and discussion in journeys in a world city, each day of the Spring Journey will equip you with tools and strategies to help you find answers for your creative life’s big questions.

Join us for a truly transformational vacation for the mind in Rome

Ticket costs Euro 1250 excluding VAT per person, includes all teaching, materials, light refreshments & additional activities.

You can reach Peter for a skype meeting about questions you have by mailing him at 


09.40    Tea & Coffee on arrival

10.00     Morning Session

13.00     Lunch Break

14.00     Afternoon Session

17.00     Drinks

Read on for a detailed breakdown of the Spring Journey itinerary.

“You are the Storyteller of Your Own Creative Life. You can Create Your Own Legend – Or Not” – Peter de Kuster

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Spring Journey Itinerary

Day One: The first day of the Spring Journey is designed to equip us with the core skills of The Heroine’s Journey and Storytelling. We will learn the power of the story we tell ourselves, why our minds have a hard time understanding themselves, how to map and understand our passions, and how and why we characteristically respond to them.

Day Two: The second day of the Spring Journey takes us on a structured journey around the power of your story as creative professional.  Creative flow is always in essence a mental phenomenon, it is a result of ideas- and a story you tell yourself therefore relies on having to hand a raft of enriching stories about your business, your money management, your self promotion and your time management that can be called upon in moments of truth. The day begins with a Heroine’s Journey Breakfast – considering what three of the greatest creative heroines of all time have as story about the art of creative living wisely and well.

Day Three: The third day of the Spring Journey teaches us how to choose our clients and business partners wisely and make our relationships last. One of the gravest errors we make around business relationships is to imagine that they aren’t things we can get wiser or better at. On this day we will learn to practise and rehearse our skills at working with the people who can help you further your creative business (clients and business partners like agents, publishers, marketing professionals etcera). In the evening, we will attend a Storytelling Dinner in a local restaurant – learning to overturn small talk and master the art of opening up our deepest stories.

Day Four: The fourth day of the Spring Journey teaches us how to achieve our creative career potential. We will employ storytelling tools to be better able to understand our creative talents and to move forward using the opportunities that are open to us.

Day Five: The final day of the Spring Journey explores new business opportunities and markets for you to as creative professional. Many of the challenges we encounter in modern life require us to develop creative solutions to complex problems. And even when we’re not tackling big problems, continuously improving the way we live using invention and imaginative strategy is deeply important.

You can reach Peter for a skype meeting about questions you have by mailing him at 



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