Maia Wilson - Interview series vol. 5 | #67
We talk about her creative projects, where she get inspiration and more
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For this letter, I am excited to collaborate with Maia Wilson. She started writing Minutes Between Us for creatives in 2020. I thoroughly enjoy reading her letters and interviews with artists.
How did it all start with Minutes Between Us?
The ideation of Minutes Between Us actually began when I was in college. I was surrounded by so many eclectic people as my college was big on creative majors. I think the idea wasn’t fully formed and I was a bit more timid about it all then. When I came to New York, I knew this was the ultimate place to start a collection of interviews with creative individuals. But it was almost too overwhelming because there were so many people of varying levels and popularity that I began haphazardly in a direction that didn’t fully feel like me.
When the pandemic began and I went back to my hometown to live in my childhood home. That is when I felt the real yearning for creative energy. Doing arts and crafts at home to fill the void of boredom wasn’t enough. I needed more purpose. I needed more of an outlet for all my worries, concerns and hope for the world and my community. At the highest level, I needed that feeling of connecting with random strangers that I always seemed to have before, whether in college or in New York. I wrote my first newsletter in April of 2020 and asked my friends to send recipes, movies that changed them, art they were making, etc. I asked them how their creative process had changed since the start of quarantine. My outreach to people spread from friends I knew, to individuals I admired on Instagram, friends of friends and other random places I found work that intrigued me. Ever since, I have continued to be inspired by others’ artistic works and keep reaching out.
What are the challenges that you faced with the newsletter?