The Heroine’s Journey of Natascha van Es

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

The complete freedom of being myself.

The chance of expressing who I am.

Making my own decisions.

Creating beautiful matters.

What is my idea of perfect happiness?

Awakening with a smile, going to bed with a smile..

and in the meantime lots of peace, joy and love ( :

What is my greatest fear?

Not being in true contact with my loved ones, losing them..and losing my connection with the true essence.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

The trait I deplore the most is eventually the trait that Ive learned to appreciate.

: Doubting myself ( ..equals also going inward, honest conversation with myself)

: Losing myself in too many detours(equals also eye for exquisite details..)

: All causing me arriving late instead of early. But I always say.. Better late than never (

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

So many inspiring humans, teams & organizations to point out:

Fashion related: The C&A Foundation because their vision of creating a positive change in the world is also where I stand for.

The Dutch X-Bank for they are presenting a breathtaking Conceptstore were all esthetically woven areas (Art, Fashion & Interior / Design) are brought together under a stunning historical roof. Team Coco Chanel because they are representing such an elegant & timeless style. Still admiring Coco and her founded legacy. Isabella de Pedro because her designs & authentic chosen prints are wonderful. Anna van Toor because she is a good example of Dutch design & strong branding.

Related to Interior Design: Marcel Wanders and his co-creating team belong definitely to my Inspirator-list because of the multidimensional Alice in Wanderslandeffect. The whole PortugeseTeam under the umbrella of Covet House , Koket, Rugs Society, Brabbu, Pull Cast, Circu & Co, for the impressing detailed craftsmanship combined with elegant Art -Decoriandesigns. Also Jonathan Adler is very inspiring to me.

What is my greatest extravagance?

I keep on dancing until the music stops

On what occasion would I lie?

I can notor just say nothing at all.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

Maybe the periods of being too much a solist at work without colleagues and feedbacks surrounding me.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

When I lived abroad in Sicily, Sardinia, Gran Canaria, Costa del Sol and Malta.. being inspired by different people, cultures and stunning nature. The positive effect Nature has on me, especially when the sea is close!

If I could, what would I change about myself?

Stop smoking cigarettes.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

Starting my own entrepreneurship, sharing my creativity. Pursuing my own path, dreams and wishes.

Where would I most like to live?

I felt really good in Ibiza.. but there are so many breathtaking places mother Earth offers. Wish to discover more of her!

What is my most treasured possession?

What I most treasure can not be possessed..

What is my most marked characteristic?

Expressive & positive, underlined with a lot of details.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

A lake close-by called Stroombroek Braamt. There also is a waterski & bar lounge bar facility. After a nice walk around the lake, drinking a cappuccino or a nice chardonnay on the sofa in front of the lake, always evokes a brief holiday feeling.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

That is definitely the Mexican restaurant Gringos in the centre of Doetinchem! This establishment has an exceptional joyful interior with very tasteful tapas and other specialties. In the weekends after dinnertime this magical place is turned into a cosy discotheque. On all fronts it is a place where I love to be.

What books influenced my life and how?

* A book I will carry throughout my life is The Masters of the far Eastwritten by Baird T. Spalding. Thanks to my embodiment of Reiki and the Salverdas 20 years ago I became connected and read it so many times.This book is based on a expedition in the far East, a true story with miraculous adventures and encounters with wise enlightened souls. This book gives me inspiration and strength since it became a part of my life.

The prophetwritten by Kahlil Gibran. A profound and multi layered touching Poem. I love his expression: Pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses our insight.

The Alchemistby Paulo Coelho: How positive energy creates and radiates throughout all areas of life.

The shadow of the Wind: by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. The magic of the story inside the story..inside a. Mystery! It gives me the feeling that I am a part of the mystery myself.

Who are my favorite writers?

Deepak Chopra, Paulo Coelho, Eckhart Tolle. Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Tolkien & J.K. Rowling.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

I am planning to postpone my last daybut when it comes you will hear one of the songs of Genesis, Eagles, Sade, Coldplay, Lenny Kravitz, Sting, Jamiroquai and Marco Borsato. Their melodies and song-texts are my boosting, soothing and strengthening fuel through all my life.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Courageous Vaiana!

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

My daughter, parents, family & friends of course..

Standing next to many great inspiring souls such as Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Mahatma Ghandi, Amelia Earhart, Albert Einstein, NikolaTesla, Leonardo da Vinci, Jeanne dArc, King Solomon, Mohammed, Buddha, Jesus and Maria.. I can write on..

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

The green Mile, The Notebook, Legends of the Fall, La vita e Bella.

What role plays art in my life and work?

Seeing all the beauty, the spark that art brings by looking and experiencing all infinite forms and details..Art is the source of my inspiration and also the connection to my own soul.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

My daughter, my parents, aunt Wil & friend Sandra.

Whom would I like to work with in 2019/2020?

I would like to co-create with a lot of inspiring people, during all my life. Examples are pointed out under the other described sections.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019/2020?

Not only in 2019/2020Marcel Wanders, founders of X-Bank, founders of the C&A Foundaton, Team Chanel, Team Gucci, Lenny Kravitzand my list goes on.

What project, in 2019/2020, am I looking forward to work on?

I am looking forward to create my first Clothing-line and..

Im also looking forward to get my first assigned project in a beautiful setting where I can get a carte blanche, placing a true authentic Fingerprint.

Where can you see me or my work in 2019/2020?

Hopefully in the nearby future I can share more of my work and myself.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

True passion comes from the creative light within that never cease to exist and is a part of our Blue-Print.

Which creative heroines and heroes should Peter invite to tell their story?

IJda Smith for she is a gifted creative soul.

Marcel Wanders because he is..

DJ Mladen Solomun because his music together with his team represents a lot of creativity and co-creations.

Producer, musician & songwriter Gordon Groothedde, because his creative musical gifts adds true depth to everything.

How can you contact me?

instagram: #nataschavanesstudio


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