The Heroine’s Journey of Petal Largie

What is the best thing that I love about my work? 

The best thing about my work is connecting people to a deep sense of purpose. As Creators- we all need support and community. There’s nothing more healing then stepping into a group setting and finding out that other people feel exactly the same as you do and getting supported.

I also feel that Creators are the most powerful people on the planet. When we’re happy, producing great works of art, influencing and creating culture, etc. the rest of the world is literally happy and enlightened as well.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? 

What come to my mind when reading this question is a vision of traveling the world (at light speed) and seeing that everywhere I went there was a sense of peace. I see everyone smiling, connected, content. I see a healthy planet, almost an eden. People are not ‘rich’ but living simply and connected. That’s my idea of perfect happiness.

What is my greatest fear? 

My greatest fear is not completing all of the amazing plans and projects I have dreamed up. That would be a bummer.

The other side of that coin is the fact that perhaps all my amazing plans and project would not be well received.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? 

I very easily judge others. I feel I function on the instinct to ‘solve problems’, so often see what is wrong before I see what is right about a person or situation.

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire? 

I don’t have many people that I look up to. I am also in a strange position as I am creating or grounding an idea that is not yet widely practiced or institutionalized.

What is my greatest extravagance? 

The sea.

On what occasion would I lie? 

I lie all the time. Every good person lies to themselves at least 30 times a day. You lie to yourself at least once every time you pick up a piece of food that you know is bad for you and still consume it.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? 

Recognizing that I live in a society that has somehow institutionalized the povertization of the people who have the greatest positive impact on that society.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? 

The second I step into a class or lecture room, I am in complete rapture.

If I could, what would I change about myself? 

The time period I was born into. I’d like to be able to jump timelines at will.

What is my greatest achievement in work? 

Re-embracing the idea of being a solo entrepreneur and letting the idea die that I will someday fit into an employee box. That shoe has never fit me.

Where would I most like to live?

I’ve bravely gone where no man has gone before many times in my life. I’ve lived in Switzerland, Germany, New Zealand, and the US. I don’t have any other places left on my bucket list. I’d love for life to surprise me though.

What is my most treasured possession?

My memories and experiences.

What is my most marked characteristic?

My name.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? 

The seaside.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

My kitchen.

What books influenced my life and how?

Oh! Too many to list here. I am a writer and studied Non-Fiction literature in college. Books have been with me since early early childhood.

I think they say that your favorite childhood fairy tale will have the most influence on your life. I recently saw an opera of my favorite childhood fairy tale and understood that I’d have to find a new favorite story fast.

Who are my favorite writers?

The unknown and unpublished. I’ve taken some killer writing classes at Columbia University (my alma mater) and swooned in the writing of my classmates.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Sampha, Danny Kaye and some good dance music.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? 

I really admire Marvel’s Wolverine.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

The people who surround me on my 12 Step Recovery journey. We are true warriors. No joke.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? 

The Princess Bride.

What role plays art in my life and work?

Need I say anything more.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? 

My Self.

Whom would I like to work with in 2019? 

Institutions that allow me to offer my services on a pro bono basis and pay my salary without the clients having to absorb the costs (when they can’t).

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019?

Anyone who has figured out the fine line between truly being of service and earning a living gracefully.

What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on? 

My first book and landing, grounding.

Where can you see me or my work in 2019?

www.artist-2artist.com

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? 

Stick with your joy. Its the key to your personal heaven.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

Who invited me? Wow. Perhaps Ebony Smith of Gender Amplified in New York City.

How can you contact me?

petal@artist-2artist.com

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