We had the good fortune of connecting with Eddie Jelinet and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Eddie, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
“Imagination is more important than knowledge” -Albert Einstein I believe that imagination is the wings of the mind. Anybody can teach you knowledge, but imagination cannot be taught. The more your imagination is unleashed, the more freedom you have to create.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
It is a beautiful thing being an artist, looking at life from a different perspective. I’m thankful to life for allowing me to be an artist, and find the extraordinary within the ordinary. It’s never easy being an artist, it takes a lot of courage and a thick skin to not take criticism personally, and follow your heart not peoples expectations. Because art is very personal and is like a mirror, if you like what you see, you will reflect that to your audience. So to satisfy my audience I first have to satisfy myself. I was born an artist, driven by passion and thats what propels me to continue my work.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
It’s a great gift living in Los Angeles. I enjoy the diversity of cultures, beliefs and freedom of artistic expression. I feel the city allows more freedom for people to speak their minds and express themselves. That is what makes Los Angeles a great and inspiring city to live in.  Right now with the pandemic I’ll definitely go to the beach, is a place where you can clear your mind and reflect about life and right now we all need a little bit of that. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’m thankful to all my friends who have supported my artwork through the years. Especially during these difficult times of the pandemic. I think I would like to Shoutout my friend Francisco De Lucas

A very talented and passionate harpist and composer that I had the privilege of work with in my latest short film Metamorphosis now available to watch on my YouTube channel if you want to check it out!

Website: www.eddiejelinet.com

Instagram: @eddiejelinet

Facebook: Facebook.com/eddiejelinet

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