I just realised something: I live in a gigantic creative discours. If we would do the Andy Warhol/Edie Sedgwick kind of community, we would be enormous, living everywhere together, observing a thousand visions!
I may have watched too many episodes of Gossip Girl, but honestly, I think we can do better. There’s two girls active in creative management/branding, whether this is fashion or corporate, with boyfriends who are either socialites with full calendars and access to any party or model boys who actually VJ at such parties. Then there’s a whole bunch of Art School creatives, working on film, photography (lots and lots of photographers), applied arts, graphic design, anything! They hang with art directing’ girlfriends and boyfriends who are behind the scenes at indie festivals. The model friends own the networking game and know their way around, basically everywhere, while graduating at uni on subjects like economics and design.
Let me then get started on the huge amount of great independent writers in my group of friends, some already sending out manuscripts to publishers, or writing for websites, or starting their own blogs, or looking for majoring in Creative Writing. About fifty per cent of the above named people can draw too, shapes and shapes and graphics and figurines and whole atmospheres! Then there’s the girl studying Journalism, interviewing and writing her way around the campus and Amsterdam, with the girlfriend who works in television.. Or the girl who works on social media in a big theatre in Amsterdam.. Or the boy who finished English literature with me, then started on his drama and mime dream education.. Or ANYONE who’s in this creative circle!
I don’t know why I haven’t thought longer and harder about this before. Why wouldn’t we create a community? A magazine, parties, festivals, art shows, all together. Is this still an option in this day and age?