5Qs With: Cara Ober
We first met Cara Ober at Charmington’s -an in between neighborhoods coffee shop, several months ago. After some small talk, she got right to the point of our meeting. “So, yea, cool. Ok, so there’s this project I’ve been working on,” Ober started the conversation.
She was in the process of assembling content for her first magazine issue of her ever-popular arts and culture site, BmoreArt.com. Throughout the conversation, we thought it was the caffeine, but as we met up with the multi-talented artist and writer, time and time again, her eyes always lit up when on the topic of her work.
“I love the work that I do more than myself,” Ober exclaimed. “I am a maker and a do-er.”
She does everything from paintings and writings, to events —and loves all of it and all else that comes in between, like the conversations and friendships. Working —and in her case, being able to do what she loves, is what shapes her.
“I find myself through the act of doing, and it frees me from my over-active imagination, my insecurities, my doubts, and my weaknesses. Focusing on ‘doing the work’ has been my inspiration for everything I do; enjoying the process and the surprises along the way are the only reasons to do it,” she said.
Ober will be talking on the CreativeMornings theme of WORK at Single Carrot theatre, this Friday. We caught up with her at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she received her MFA, and is currently teaching.
Here are our 5Qs with.