How to be creative in the midst of chaos

Recently, I interviewed Lenore Herrem as the next Quill podcast guest. When I asked her what kinds of tools she uses to stay organized, she said, “I don’t.” She said that she is able to continue to live life in the midst of a messy kitchen, and unmade bed, and...

Taste vs. Flow

The first resource I used to help me in my creative life was “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron. The program’s keystone is to write ‘morning pages’ – 3 single-spaced pages of stream-of-consciousness outpouring. There are no limits of topic or form, and there is no...

The Berlin Series: Art

If there was one word to describe Berlin, it would be ‘angst’. The tumultuous history of the city still feels very present in a physical way, with bullet holes in some buildings and bits of the wall still visible. This also translates into the general...

The Berlin Series: Flights

I am going to try something new to blog about this trip. I will publish a series of posts focussing on my experience of different aspects of my trip. Stay tuned for at least 3 more installations! Here’s the first one:FlightsIn terms of smart travel, this has...

2011 and 25!

So here we are – a new year, a new semester, a new decade, and I just turned 25. I don’t really feel like anything has changed, but I have taken this opportunity to examine what about me has changed recently – my desires, goals, and outlook on life....

Candel’s in The getto

I woke up at 4:45am to catch the public transit to the airport. The goal: arrive in Manhattan in time to sing my Zurich Opera Studio audition at noon, and hop on the 1:30pm bus back to Montreal. Mission: accomplished; and what fun!I think I could get used to whirlwind...