The Heroine’s Journey of Yvette Endrijautzki

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The exploration and overcoming of new challenges, new techniques, sudden realisations, and happy mishaps and furthermore, the deep satisfaction and inner growth that comes with each achievement.
What is my idea of perfect happiness? Perfect happiness is the acceptance that nothing is perfect. When we can find happiness in any given moment, then who needs perfection?
What is my greatest fear? In a German fear based society, where angst has been engrained since my childhood, I wasn’t even aware how much room I made for fear. Especially existential fear and the fear of failing. It took many decades to rid myself of this attribute that didn’t serve myself or anyone for that matter. Fear, even the greatest, is just no issue in my life anymore. Fears have become friends now, and have a precise place: whenever I meet fear, I sit down for a cup of tea and a laugh and then show it the back door.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? My scatteredness. I start millions of ventures at once, and often end up in a dizzy carousel of overwhelming projects desiring to be finally carried into execution.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? All my fellows, that inspire and push my boundaries. My admiration goes out to all the ones that stay true to themselves selflessly and work hard to figure it out. The list of people would be too long…
When would i lie? In some ways, we lie all the time. It depends on the exegesis. When we are not speaking out what we truly think, or when we pretend “everything is fine” or when complacency replaces our personal evolution and involution, we ultimately lie to
ourselves. But I probably lie, if the truth wasn’t understood.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? When my heart is not in it, which is rare, but it happens. Then I feel like i’m doing everything half-assed. Also the fatigable managerial part uses up a great deal of time and energy to focus on the essentials. If I was two people, one would be the marketer and office manager, and the other the tireless creatrix.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? In the momentum of rediscovery and losing oneself in a sphere where the elusive higher self arouses to inexplicable creation. Where? On my studio chair 😉
If I could, what would I change about myself? Learning to be more consequent and organized with my work, would be appreciated. Take one project at a time and lead it through the finishing line before managing the next (working on it!). Besides, I need to set clear boundaries with self and others to circumvent misunderstanding.
What is my greatest achievement in work? To keep going, despite the mishaps, hiatus, disappointments, and failures. These inevitable factors are a part of the journey, and the journey is the destination. This awareness is my greatest achievement. A pat on the back, a good review or even an award makes a difference, but it will never have the same significant effect of what some blind alleys have taught me
Where would I most like to live? Home is where the heart is, and I felt home at many places. My last home was Seattle for 10 years. My heart was home in the Pyrenees, on Maui and Tel Aviv. If i could choose where to live, it wouldn’t be necessarily about the geographical terms but more about the favorable constellation. My dream: a light-flooded quiet studio near by the water, with dry warm weather in a cosmopolitan city.
What is my most treasured possession? My tools. Physical and mental.
What is my most marked characteristic? Courage, tenacity and effervescent imagination.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? The Botanical garden
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? Fancy Foods, a vegan restaurant run by a very advanced kick-ass woman
What books influenced my life and how?  Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse, Brave New World by Huxley, The Cosmic Serpent by Narby, Woman who ran with the wolves by Estes,The Bhagavad Gita
Who are my favorite writers? Ugh, there are many, like Hans C. Andersen, Astrid Lindgren, George Orwell, Joseph Campbell, G.E.Lessing, Rainer Maria Rilke, Michael Ende, and many more
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Go Your Own Way- by Fleetwood Mac
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? To be honest, i do not really have one. My personal one has yet to be written. In my childhood it was definitely Pippi Longstockings 🙂
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Helene Stöcker, Alice Schwarzer, Julia Child, Jeanne D’Arc, Sophie Scholl, Hildegard von Bingen
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? Jacques Tati’s “ Mon Oncle and T.Tykwer’s “ The princess and the warrior”
What role plays art in my life and work? Life plays the role as a work of art itself – the Lebenskunst
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My partner Bret. He encourages me, is the greatest support, listener, pusher, nourisher and safety break.
Whom would I like to work with in 2018? I would like to work with Sam K. Hale again, a puppet filmmaker from L.A.. I also met Yurini, a polymath, designer, artist and magician with his brand YoYo 32, in Tel Aviv. I would love to collaborate with him.
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? Any that can widen my horizon. I’ d love to meet Keith Lo Bue from Australia and spend time in his workshop
What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? I’m definitely looking forward to finishing up two projects: a 78 card Tarot Deck and book called Farrago Spiritum, collaborating with American astrologer Raven Zingaro, and my own book, that I ‘ve been writing for a few years.
Where can you see me or my work in 2018? On November 4th in Duesseldorf will be a presentation and movie screening of “Yamasong” – a puppet movie, directed by Sam Koji Hale and Heather Hensen and for which I’ve created a prop in 2014. Some exhibits are still in the planing, otherwise you’ll find me at my studio, or online 😉
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Julie Baroh(Seattle), Kree Arvanitas (Seattle), Louise Lakier (Australia)
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