Hamish is a highlands local and visual artist.
I’m almost a week behind on my blogging. Life has kind of gotten in the way. It’s ironic because a lot of what Hamish and I discussed was about the different ways to do life and the role creativity and art plays.
Hamish is an articulate and funny man. You can tell that he has enjoyed his life and has embraced beauty in the world. His perspective, both in front and behind the camera is nuanced and intelligent, and for want of a better word, unique.
I said on the podcast that I needed to have the conversation. After a tough couple of weeks at work I was in need of inspiration. I needed to hear from, and relate to, creative people and I left the conversation with Hamish feeling reinvigorated.
Creativity, the creative process, creating things, things that others appreciate, is hard. It takes effort and dedication. From time to time, in the administration and logistics of organising the podcast I forget that it should be hard, it all can’t be fun and it’s only through difficulty that creativity really shines. Hamish reminded me of that.