Miriam Castillo on tapping into creative capacity and being a multi-focused professional

What does it look like to have a healthy creative career that brings together a wide variety of different mediums and practices under one umbrella?

I think Miriam Castillo gives us a pretty good picture of success with a portfolio of careers. As a visual designer and illustrator who also teaches yoga, paints murals, designs a line of yoga pants and makes vegan cheese (who knows what project may crop up next?), Miriam is going all out in pursuing whatever creative projects come her way.

If you’re in New York on April 21st, check out Miriam’s next event, Wild Nature: Creativity, Imagination, and Freedom.

Miriam Castillo is based in New York and Valladolid, in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Her whimsical hand-drawn illustrations explore the world through both fantasy and the proximity to Nature. Finding a path in mixed media, Miriam is an artist that pushes the creative boundaries of her craft. She is an antiquarian, fascinated by mysticism, and draws inspiration from her journey as a yoga instructor. Yoga has bestowed her with a new invigorating source of creativity. Yogis’ connection with Nature, gives them a deeper wisdom and understanding of their own bodies. As such, she spends much of her life observing the natural world and exploring its intersection with the creation of art.  

Highlights from today’s episode:

  • “Hiring yourself” when you don’t know where your work is going to come from next
  • What is the separation between work and life? When you’re doing so many different projects that you’re so passionate about, is there a division? 
  • Our innate creative capacity and the childlike freedom that comes from creative practice
  • Supporting people to tap into their creative centers – where creativity lives in our body. 

You can learn more about Miriam on her website, miriamcastillo.com, and follow her on Instagram at miriamcastilloart and @miriamcastillodesign.

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