The Heroine’s Journey of Atiyeh Zeighami

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Well, I believe my real life is all about Art and I can be able to feel things like touching the beauty and I think creating the beauty is the most beautiful thing in the world.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? Hum , when I was a child I thought I know what perfect happiness is, but now as an adult I can’t find it, to be honest .

What is my greatest fear? Loneliness is the greatest one, I guess

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I, guess I’m kind of arrogant and it causes me not to try my best to be better.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? There are many people who I admire in my profession. But a small master piece of a musician, a director or a writer can inspire me. Not necessarily should be an art work of a famous artist.

What is my greatest extravagance? I have been introduced to painting since childhood and I understood that it would be my biggest passion. Painting brings me a secure, comforting realm. I believe my most extravagance is for the times I do painting all alone by myself.

On what occasion would I lie? Maybe the time I’m working on a paint I don’t feel time passing

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? When a contract limits me to a specific idea which is not even similar to my own idea in a work.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? When I was working for Ava well-intentioned foundation, it made me happy and satisfied because it affects on children’s future.

If I could, what would I change about myself? If I could change something about myself I would improve my determination since I think I hate stability.

What is my greatest achievement in work? I was honored to be nominated in an international art festival in Germany and Denmark and I got the second place and I got the first place in another art festival and so on

Where would I most like to live?  “Home is neither here nor there. Home is within you, or home is nowhere at all.” ― Hermann HesseWanderingI completely believe Home is where you enjoy no matter where.

What is my most treasured possession? I always love myself so it made me a person who can easily like and understand others, too and I believe, value of things is within them.

What is my most marked characteristic? I’m mostly calm and silent, but sometimes I’m playful; in fact I love contrast so my most marked characteristic is being in contrast.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? I love Valiasr Street for its wonderful old mosaic and its beautiful old trees where I always go walking.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? Well, no matter where, but a place which has a good atmosphere

What books influenced my life and how? When I was child I read a book named “Blue bird” which made me enter to a surreal world and it affected me so much, But for now the thing that inspires me most is poems.

Who are my favorite writers? Romi and Hafez are absolutely my favorites. Actually World had a lost piece before they exist, that’s for sure. And if I want to add some more I can say, Goethe, Shakespeare, Ernest Hemingway, Walter Raleigh, Oriana Fallaci, Bukowski, Brecht, Milan Kundera, Arnold Wesker, Christian Bobin, Leo Tolstoy, Hermann Hesse, Herman Melville, Nietzsche, irvin yalom , Abbas Marofi, and Isabel Allende.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Actually, the song “Flying” by Anathema, describes feeling of person underwent a near death experience, I just love it. A catchy tune and meaningful lyric. But I believe when I about to leave the world I will be so willing to listen my mother’s heartbeats since that was the very first sound I heard, nothing can compare to it.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Damiel, the descended angel from the movie “Wings of desire”

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Avicenna, the Persian physician, thinker also astronomer

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime? “The Secret in Their Eyes” is the movies I want to watch again and again.“Tokyo Story” an old movie drama as well as Federico Fellini’s”8 ½ “, “Mirror “byAndrei Tarkovsky, also “Le Mépris”.Well, “Life is beautiful” it’s the best Comedy Drama I have ever seen. Also enjoyed “Taste of Cherry” Directed by Abbas Kiarostami, one of the best Iranian movie.

What role plays art in my life and work? To me Art is all. At every moment of existence it is Art. It brings meaning to the life.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor and partner in crime? It would be funny but the answer is I myself.

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? Gabriel Pacheco

Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2018? Nicoletta Ceccoli, Rebecca Dautremer and Eric Puybaret

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? The ongoing project I am working on is, illustration of a bilingual book based on Goethe’s inspired poem by the Persian poet Hafez and I will be exhibit in Germany in next month

Where can you see me or my work in 2018? That is not matter to be where it is important to enjoy what I do. I am not that ambitious to set high goals but I have high desire to get the most joy of life possible.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Passion is the reason to continue. It is a hope to live for and joy of life.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Nicoletta Ceccoli

How can you contact me?

I can be reached at my email address (Atiyehzighami66@gmail),

On Facebook (…/e6b13ba79…/whitewall7-2017-Jan.swf

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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