"I nominate Clare because she is a person who inspires me and all those around her. She is a giver and contributor – a rare gem!"
- Jane Martino
// Q+A //
1. Where are your go-to inspirational spots in Melbourne?
My friends are endlessly inspiring.
My city doesn't sit still, and the weather is always in flux.
I just walk around Fitzroy, Coburg, Carlton, St Kilda or somewhere on the Mornington Peninsula, hopefully with my babies in tow, and I find that "walking + inspiration are friends".
Big hearted business and brave people.
2. When I travel I always take ( ) with me:
- my guitar.
- my writing book.
- a little bottle of lavender oil.
- a good pen.
- podcasts! Oh boy do I love good, funny intelligent podcasts!
3. What are the key ingredients of a great song?
Three chords and the truth - that's all you need.
4. What is your favourite song + why?
A songwriters favourite song is often the last one they wrote. Or, the last one they fell in love with or to, because songs feel like people sometimes.
My favourite today is ' Lost in the light' by the Bahamas.
5. Fame has taught me:
That fame is meaningless until it is yoked to a bigger ideal in which case, it can be rather handy.
6. What do you love doing at your favourite travel destination?
Walking and watching, buying something fragile that may or may not break in my bag, meeting people who surprise me.
7. People don't know this but I ( ) really well.
Rap. Yep, I rap like a mofo.
B A M.
Also, I can do the 'running man' like nobody's business.
8. Jane asks: Who is your biggest inspiration?
On a day to day basis, Janey, it is my husband Marty, my children, my siblings, and my friends like you.
Katharine Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Seth Godin, and all the speakers at the B.H.B (un)conference like Lucy F + Danielle La P, and Pip L., and...wow, there sure is a lot to be inspired about...
9. Draw + describe your ultimate creative space.
You see how there's not much there? That's because my most favourite creative space is a blank white page. If I could crawl inside it, I would.
10. How can we make more art + less war?
First - we stop the war in our own heads, the accusations of 'not good enough-ness' and we give ourselves permission to be amateur's.
Then - we just make art. Any art will do. Start anywhere. Start with one thing. One word. Now...
Thank you Clare it has been a pleasure x