We had the good fortune of connecting with Miu The Muse and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Miu, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
It’s to allow the process of time to be and have (and sometimes re-examine) my own definitions of success. Like that, I keep on striving for goals that are aligned with my vision rather than get lost in ideas that don’t belong to my truest desires or intent.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’ve been gathering knowledge in all these mediums, drawing, painting, photography, poetry, performance to enrich my first love; comic books! I’m almost at the end of a long academic career in fine arts and I’m excited to combine all of these tools to dive back to that medium. One of my biggest challenges was to stay committed to academic life, but it also provided a lot of resources and growth as an artist. So I tried my best to remember why I committed to it in the first place & kept telling myself ”Let’s try just one more semester”.

I’ve learned to practice taking breaks and stretch. Getting away physically is necessary since drawing requires minimal movement. Walking away mentally or emotionally is also very helpful to keep the flow, And with focus and a flexible plan, there are ways to be a free-flowing creative within the boundaries of deadlines. Oh and that thinking is also an act of creation.

I’m all for being autodidact but I had a gut feeling that studying arts with institutions, collective groups, etc. was needed and I’m glad I followed my intuition. I got to meet many talented artists and it’s a reminder that art is meant to be felt and shared.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I currently live in the territory of Tio’tia: ke also know as the city of Montreal in Canada. We have so many naturally kept parks so we’d definitely have a few bike rides and picnics. For nighttime, we’d go wherever awesome DJs like Glowzi or Kid Crayola might be having a set. Art and jam at house parties are where a lot of beautiful encounters are made. Going back at daytime activities, I’d show them sweet vinyl shops like La Rama & the feminist library l’Eugélionne. The architecture is pretty cool to so stroll through different neighborhoods would be fun too. We’re one of the cities with the most restaurant per capita and there’s a lot of cultural diversity too, so I guess whatever we feel in the heat of the moment.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’m grateful that my mom has given me space to explore art from a young age.. I have a significant affection for my practice and I believe this opportunity she created made a solid foundation for how these bonds grew fonder. Many of my family members are rooting for me and that’s always heartwarming.

I want to also shout out to my cosmic cluster of friends, I love hearing how they see things, whether that be artistic or otherwise. They are so open and loving. Plus they hold space to practice sharing, giving & receiving, and that is some true fuel to my soul.

Kama La Mackerel is a talented multidisciplinary artist and mentor that I will always be inspired by and thankful to.

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