Creative Compulsive Disorder

Zina

Zina Nicole Lahr

As a subscriber to Colossal I came upon the work of Zina Nicole Lahr. Tragically she recently died during a hiking trip. When you read her blog and her feelings about the loss of her sister this is all the more poignant.

Zina describes herself, in an inspirational video made by her friend, as having Creative Compulsive Disorder. There is no doubt that she was full of the most amazing creative energy and this makes her death harder to come to terms with. In this video, alone, she talks about so many creative projects. It is totally life affirming.

Zina was a Creative Forager and I am in awe of what she achieved in her short life.

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One thought on “Creative Compulsive Disorder

  1. Every time I saw Zina she always had a plate full of creative projects to talk about and never failed to carry them out. It was not a chore for her, she was perpetually overflowing with artistic energy and enthusiasm. When I become discouraged at my workload as an artist I remind myself that Zina wouldn’t worry about it, she’d just do it.

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