Interview with Sandra Santos, Author & Artist
Updated: Sep 17, 2022
Hi Sandra. Thank you for joining me in the Interview with a Creator feature on the Breathing Room. For our readers, we met through a mutual friend and Modern Elder, Dieter Langenecker.
Tell me about your creative journey.
I’ve been writing since I was thirteen years old. As an adult I’ve published four books and participated in more than ten anthologies. In my creative journey, I discovered my writing talent as a poet. Apart from writing, I’m actively creating with my hands through knitting, crocheting and painting.
What inspires you in your writing and other creative work?
Creative arts and writing are my escape, especially in times of pain or suffering. When I express difficult feelings, I release them outside of my body; as a result, they will not turn into physical pain or Illness. It’s also how I communicate between the worlds of living as a Brazilian in Germany since 1993.
Sometimes my spirit being communicates a poem for me to write. This process is part of my existence as a creative person.
Talk about your process in deciding when a piece is ready to be published and the next steps.
Nothing is 100% ready or perfect. Arts are inspired by others, who inspire someone else in turn. We need to find a point when we accept letting go - from this point on our arts belong to the world, not only to ourselves.
What is your latest written work?
I’ve published a book about feminism and the history of women - HERstory - and included a part of my story and my beliefs.
To catch up with Sandra, follow her on Instagram: @mineirinhanalemanha and https://amzn.to/3HFHUwin.
—Written by © Amanda L. Mottorn, 2022, an emerging author of Finding Moksha: One Woman’s Path in Uncertain Times and Artist at Modern Moksha Designs & Publishing.