Today, I’d like to welcome my amazing husband, Peter Lang, to the blog! Peter does all sorts of creative things as he’s finding his niche in the self-improvement space. He has an incredible story of redemption, going from being homeless and addicted to drugs to where he is now: living in a beautiful home with a wife who is crazy about him, succeeding in internet marketing and freelancing, and helping others. As he has been preparing to tell his story in more depth over the past couple of years, he has also been painting and creating spectacular works of art.
I wanted to talk to him about his art and his creative process for all of you. So here you go! An interview with Peter Lang!
What is your main form of creative expression?
I paint, and I customize shoes (mainly J’s). I also play music, and I like to get creative with my appearance. I create installation art in my office (AKA a total mess). I try to make beats, and I secretly rap in the shower.
Do you work as an artist/creative full-time or do you have a different day job?
I work in marketing, but I also think that is a form of creativity. I draw from creativity in everything I do.
How long have you been creating music/books/plays/films/etc.?
I have been a musician (saxophone) since the 3rd grade, and I have been drawing my whole life. My mom always encouraged my artistic pursuits. I went to a high school for design, and I began to revisit my love for painting when my mother-in-law got me art supplies for my birthday last year. This has continued since Christmas when my brother-in-law and future sister-in-law got me a ton of art supplies as well.
How do you find time to be creative when you have a separate day job?
My schedule is flexible because I work from home, and I like to keep an erratic sleep schedule, which also helps. (Drug free, though.)
Do you engage in any additional creative hobbies? Are there any you’d like to try?
There are too many to name, but lately, I’ve been exploring photography (another gift from my mother-in-law), and I’m hoping to learn airbrush soon.
Who are some other artists and creatives that inspire you to create?
Why do you create?
To get into a state of flow that previously only substances were able to give me. And love.
What advice do you have for other creatives?
Let failure be part of the process without fear.
What are you working on now?
I’ve been experimenting with using hair combs to manipulate paint in my paintings.
Where can people find you and your work?
Thanks so much for allowing me to pick your brain, Peter!
Want to be featured in a Creativity Spotlight interview? Are you a creative person or artist of any kind? If so, I’d love to hear from you! E-mail me at [email protected]