I am Joana and my alter ego is Jo the Monster. 

I often feel that life doesn't allow enough space to be silly. Even working in a fulfilling and creative career such as architecture, a big part of my day is spent in onerous tasks. Taking time aside to be Jo The Monster gives me a happiness boost - it allows me the pleasure of pure creative work and helps me understand myself and the world better.

I believe that cultivating an artistic mind - one that is inventive, playful, curious and open - helps to create an improved version of ourselves. The purpose of this blog is to illustrate a journey towards an artistic mind.

I hope to see you soon for my next post, that focuses on the Big Question:

Are you an artist?

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