Creative Interview #3: Allis Mazur, Wordsmith

I’m pleased to interview Allis Mazur, the wordsmith and minimalist behind the “Untangled Simplicity” blog.

One of the main things I wanted to do with the interview series, is to keep all of the answers short and Tweetable if possible. Please get inspired and highlight and Tweet any of these awesome answers!


Allis Mazur, Wordsmith, Untangled Simplicity

web: untangledsimplicity.com • insta: untangledsimplicity

What is one of your first memories of being creative?

My mom letting me play in her art supplies and not being worried if I was making a ‘mess’. — Allis Mazur

What drives you to be creative? (Over time)

My need to feel whole. It’s my favorite form of self-care. It helps me stay healthy and helps my depression. — Allis Mazur

What advice would you give to struggling Creatives, or even your younger self?

Go for your idea. Make mistakes, have bad projects, otherwise our creativity can’t grow. — Allis Mazur

Who/what inspires you/who do you admire ? (Artist, comedian, designer, director, friends, family, nature, film, etc)

My Mom inspires me. She is into a variety of mediums and to this day, she still pushes me to be my creative best. — Allis Mazur

How can creativity fix some of the worlds problems?

Creativity can help fix the some of the world’s problems by helping show us that we all have something in common. — Allis Mazur

Working on any fun projects?

I am, but it’s a gift so I can’t tell! — Allis Mazur

Do you create in silence or have music, podcasts playing in the background?

It depends on my mood and where I am. It also depends on what creative project I’m working on! — Allis Mazur

Anything else you’d like to share?

It’s okay if you don’t have your creative outlet right out. Sometimes it can take years! Keep trying and keep exploring. You’ll get there! — Allis Mazur

Creative Interview #3: Allis Mazur, Wordsmith

web: untangledsimplicity.com • insta: untangledsimplicity


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