The Heroine’s Journey of Tamara Mihailovic

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

The best thing in my work is that I can transfer my inner world to the canvas. In that way I allow my soul to express itself, and other souls to recognize and inspire in my works for the personal creation of some new art, and beauty and quality life.

What is my idea of happiness?

My idea of happiness is to fulfill the greatest values of life. These values are different for each person. For me, the greatest value is love, freedom, harmony, and family. Based on that, my happiness lies in that. That’s why I consider myself a happy woman.

What is my greatest fear?

In the past, my fears were the ones that torment every person: fear of life and death, fear of failure, fear of someone else’s negative opinion of me, fear of losing a loved one. Today, when I feel fear, I use it as a guideline, a signpost where I am and where I should go. I am no longer afraid of the general things I mentioned above because along the way I gained faith in the process of life and confidence in my power.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

I look at all my qualities from a positive angle. They are given to me to create a world that suits my soul. All those traits that people find unattractive are sometimes there to protect us and are very useful. Also, good qualities can sometimes get us into trouble, so balance is paramount. Accept yourself and focus on that balance.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

I admire brave painters. It’s not about how successful or famous someone is or how much money they make, and at least about how many exhibitions they have made. I admire the people who stepped forward, who showed emotions, who gave their all for the work they do. They are my role models.

What is my greatest extravagance?

In business, it is a mixture of techniques, combinations that seem to be incompatible. Also, my talent is so wide that I can paint with absolutely any technique and each one is equally good.

On what occasion would I lie?

I lie when it is for the purpose of good intentions, to avoid upsetting the person, I break the circle of negative emotion, fear, or possible panic.

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

In the world of painting, I don’t like it when some colleagues fear that the success of other painters may do them some harm. I don’t like the idea that there aren’t enough resources for all of us. This may be the case in all other professions, and yet I make a review of mine. I deeply believe that everyone has their place, their style, their path, and their people on that path and that we can never endanger each other with our success.

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

Every phase of my work causes happiness in me because it is in line with my values and because I always give myself new tasks. I am constantly growing and improving and every new small success and step forward is a great happiness for me. Every new painted work is especially exciting to me, just like when that work makes someone’s life better.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

Life is a change and we are here to change. I follow natural growth and progress and I am not afraid to change anything that comes to me as a natural process at some point. When I look back, I have changed so much, and when I imagine the future, I will surely change many more things. At this moment, I am proud of who I am and my love for myself is especially expressed in me.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

I consider everything I have done a valuable achievement. If I had to single something out, it was the courage to begin the process of making reproductions according to standards not seen before in my immediate and distant environment. Such processes were done only by some much bigger and much further artists and that is something where I positioned myself at the very beginning.

Where would I most like to live?

I adore the spirit and culture of Spain. She would surely be my first choice if I decided to move from Serbia.

What is my most treasured possession?

My most precious asset is my life, my body, my spirit, my mind with all my talents and virtues.

What is my most marked characteristic?

Perseverance, intuition, imagination … When I feel that something is for me, I completely surrender to it, turn off analytics and it always brings me to the right place.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

In my city, I find the greatest inspiration in my home. Outside it, there is a beautiful big river that flows through the city, and you can learn a lot from the river. Just as I called one of my works – the river heals – and it really is. And heals, and soothes, and inspires.

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

Pastry shop. Ice cream is my favorite candy for every season, no less in winter than in summer.

What books influenced my life and how?

The book that has greatly influenced my life and the way I feel and think is the book Journey of Souls, authored by Dr. Michael Newton. After her, nothing is the same anymore. And he can never go back to the old way again.

You Only Die Once.

That is not a saying that I support. From the level of the cell to the level of the mind, body, and energy, we die and are born again many times in the course of life. Our organs are completely renewed cyclically, and so is our mind. Sometimes these small life deaths are difficult, but they are all useful, even necessary.

What music would I listen on my last day?

The frequency of the universe – 963Hz

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

She Ra – The Princess of Power

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

I am my heroine. In my life I am the princess of power.

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

Animated children’s movie – Inside Out

What role play stories in my life and work?

These are stories about creating ideas in the imagination, and then about their manifestation in reality. These are stories about courage, about how one woman decided to leave everything familiar behind and move in the direction of finding her love and passion, freedom and intuition, at the cost of losing everything. It is the most important story in my whole life, and without it, I would not be a painter today.

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me?

Exactly what I wrote in response to the previous question. It depends on us what kind of life we will live. We are the only person who writes a story about our lives. It’s hard to take responsibility for whether we write a drama, a comedy, or a love story, but we certainly write it ourselves.

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

I am not alone. Without my people, this time would have been much harder. These are my daughter, my brother, my parents, and my best friend.

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2021/2022?

I don’t make such plans. I believe in energy and that at the right moment people meet each other. I am collaborating with Kolibri Kid. She is an artist from Serbia, and I am sure that the collaboration will continue.

Which people in my profession who can make a real difference in my creative career would i love to meet in 2021/2022?

One ordinary conversation, a cup of tea or coffee, with artists that I think I would like to exchange opinions and stories about their beginnings: Sophie Tea, Tahlia Stanton, and the like.

What project, in 2021/2022, am I looking forward to work on?

A project of paintings on large canvases is underway, with which I plan to enter the foreign market and make presentations of my work in some European cities.

Where can you see me or my work in 2021/2022?

I can see a lot of abundance in every sense.

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

Once we find and acknowledge our passion, we can never forget it again. Then we are left with two options: one is to live our passion, and the other is to stifle it. In either case, we will never be able to forget her.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

I would like them to tell their stories here: Kolibri Kid, Jelena Custic, Milica Bubanja

How can you contact me?

You can contact me through my site,

e-mail –

As well as through social networks

Instagram – and #tamaramihailovic

Facebook Page –

Pinterest –


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s