No matter where you find yourself, January marks the start of the new year and new beginnings and we are excited to bring this story where actress/artist Colette McDermott comes together with photographer Chris Gonzales to create these beautiful images while giving us a peak inside Colette's home in Silver Lake, California.
What three words would you use to describe yourself?
Kind, Creative, Passionate
We have all shared a profound shift in our lives the past few months with Covid 19. How has as your daily life changed during this time?
Being an actress/artist has molded my life into one that relies on spontaneity. I have been learning that as a creative, my primary job is to stay inspired. But this means being comfortable with stillness, with observation, with ebb and flow, as much as it does running around town for auditions and cramming to learn lines or following an impulse to make something. So with that, my life hasn’t changed all that radically since Covid except for the pace of it all. I’ve been fortunate enough to spend a lot of time at home, nesting in a new place, daydreaming about what we can learn from all this.
Where is home for you?
Home is in the arms of my loved ones. It's in my body. It's in the mountains. In the sea.
What inspires you most?
I think anything can inspire, it all depends on a given mindset. Feeling the rush of shockingly cold seawater, the eerie Santa Ana winds blowing through LA, a gentle kiss on the neck, a movie that makes you feel seen, a good cry, a fresh new day.
What advice would you offer to your younger self?
Worry less. Get off your phone. You are enough.
What are you dreaming of?
I’m dreaming of a world where equality is a given, where we are led by our hearts rather than our egos, where we protect our planet, where generosity and kindness conquer greed and apathy.