Defining Creative Work …with Katie and Berin

https://youtu.be/SeQvN2S8qjQ Defining Creative Work …with Katie and Berin This week’s topic: defining your creative work and your process. In this episode, Katie and Berin discuss the importance of entrepreneurship. They talk about the necessity of forging your own path in life. Critical thinking, problem solving, and feeling empowered are emphasized in Finland and Europe, so […]

Creativity and the Rollins Principle

You start out making something because it’s fun to do. Great! Expressing your creativity is a worthwhile hobby. Putting something positive out into the world is a noble calling. Then you discover that you can make a little money doing it, which is fantastic, because it keeps you in coffee, journals, and art supplies. At […]

Cultural Dysphoria… with Katie and Berin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BybSFM8YT9A This week’s topic: Feeling at odds with your own cultural heritage. Berin jokes that he was assigned American at birth, but doesn’t feel American. He doesn’t conform to the norms of the society he grew up in. But he’s not Finnish, either, even though he loves living in Finland. What happens when your sense […]

Personal Identity vs. Cultural Identity

In this episode, Katie and Berin discuss how one’s cultural identity impacts personal identity, and vice-versa. They talk about being an expat, where persona identity is affected by both the culture of your mother country and your host country. Katie discusses identity in context of being an art teacher, and how both artists and teachers […]