The lesson of traveling light

     

              Life illustrated, and it is illustrated by Lisa. See how amazing her work is.

                     

 Traveling light is not always a good idea, at least not as a blogger.

This morning, the first day of Christmas in Norway, while packing for my trip to Trondheim, I had a discussion with my self.

¬ Should I take the camera with me or travel light? aware of the crap and useless cell phone I was borrowing. At the same time, I had a lot on my “to-do list” so it would not be any time for new projects and my little free time should be used to charge my batteries. I went on the train without my camera.

On the train to Trondheim, the first Christmas day in Norway, I suddenly realized that one of the most incredible illustrators was sitting just a few rows behind me. Lisa Aisato.  I consider her as one of the most talented illustrators in Norway. Every time I look at her drawings I disappear into a magical world that touches me on many levels. The enthusiasm I felt made me do something I rarely do. I went to her seat, told her how much I admired her work and asked if I could make a short interview with her. And of course, my incredibly poor mobile camera did not want to cooperate.

So this little interview was done at the back of the train, with Lisa’s mobile.

This meeting gave me a good lesson.

As a blogger, passionate about creativity, I should always be prepared, because who knows what unexpected encounters can show up along the way. Like today’s meeting with Lisa.

And if we had been somewhere quieter and I had been a bit more prepared I would have definitively asked her:

– As a creative being, do you ever take a break & vacation from the creativity that flows through you as an artist?