We have just made this new video to show how our lamp was created from start to finish and even till it was packed and ready to be picked up or brought to our client. If you like, please try watching it with a headphone on. You will be able to hear everything and I can assure that it will be soothingly very very nice. A real serenity :)
It's been such a beautiful process, both crafting the lamps and making this video. And with this, I have also a very personal testimony to make... And I would love to share it with you here...
You know I have come a long way as being a crafter and a maker. However, it is still a long way to go and a lot of new things to learn to be better at what I do.
As being a creative person and sometimes an artsy-fartsy-trying-to-be, it is so easy to fall back to the ego zone and think that I am untouchable, unfathomable, and a center of the universe that everyone else should treat me in a special way. The fact is we are all the same and all equal...
'Creativity should make you more humble and not the opposite way', that's what I have learnt to understand after all these years. I always thought that I never fit in anywhere no matter how hard I tried. I used to believe that there was no place I could belong and no one I could relate to. So it was always hard for me to stick to one thing or one place, or to blend in and learn properly to use my best potentiality to live a full and happy creative life with other people. Instead, I would always try to escape, be on my own and always on the search for something new or some place different.
Isn't it ironic, you try so hard to keep flying away but then you find yourself end up in a cage that just grows bigger and bigger the further you fly...?
So the thought that 'once a misfit is always a misfit' caused me a lot of struggles. Now that I look back, being a misfit is not unique. It is just overrated and a lazy way to give up on living with others or even with yourself. And add creativity to it then you will end up with quite a chaotic life.
But yeah, it's never too late to learn, is it?... Let's stop flying and learn to be still and observe for once.
That being said, I didn't mean that we should stop being an explorer and stay in just one place or one aspect of life. But wouldn't it be better to be an explorer who dares to go out there with an open mind in order to discover something and expand our view of the world and of whom we are as a human being?
Only when we can live peacefully inside and out, with ourselves and others, then we can find the serenest way of life. And a true creativity should make us grow as a person and free us instead of limiting us to conform life in a certain way... only then the cage will disappear...
And only then creativity will become serenity.