Some of my early memories of being in Melbourne (having moved from Malaysia about ten years ago) have been fondly contributed by Ghostpatrol‘s artwork that I use to find as a delightful surprise as I walked through the streets and laneways of this city. Having been an avid fan of Ghostpatrol’s work from my early days of admiration and being the girl in laneways snapping photos with a shoddy camera, it’s so nice to be able to follow his journey of his art for the past (oh-so-many) years and see it grow and evolve.
Last Friday morning was a true delight. Fiona, our extraordinary Creative Director signed me up to attend a Creative Mornings session who had none other than Ghostpatrol speaking at the event. Creative Mornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative folk hosted by Jeremy Wortsman of The Jacky Winter Group (for the Melbourne leg of Creative Mornings) and it’s entirely free!
A video from that morning’s talk should be up soon but here are some snippets of what I got out from that morning after having an insight into how Ghostpatrol works and lives:
- Collaboration is always a good thing
- Strive to work on things that make you happy
- Be practiced
- Look outside the art world to be inspired
- Be a good human
All in all, Ghostpatrol is a man called David who loves to draw and it makes him happy (which also happens to make a lot of other people happy!) He is a true example of being able to live your passion and letting your passion support your world.
Til the Creative Mornings video gets posted, here’s an interivew and video by Freunde von Freuden which pretty much shares the sentiment and ideas shared from that morning.
Many thanks to David – you are an inspiration and lastly big thanks to Creative Mornings! I’d just like to say that this is such a wonderful event and couldn’t shout enough praises for this initiative for creatives.
This was my first Creative Morning but definitely not the last!