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INTERVIEW: BARSHAGUL TLEPINA
OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work
Barshagul Tlepina: My name is Barshagul Tlepina, I am 46 years old, I was born in the Aktobe region, live and work in Almaty. My first education is medical. I successfully realised myself in medicine, currently working as a cosmetologist. The second is technical, where, thanks to my technical experience, I received the title of expert auditor in the field of technical regulation and Metrology. My life motto is: “Live and learn”
Since childhood, I was fond of reading, writing poetry, and publishing it in newspapers. Love for creativity inspires me to perceive creation. For me, creativity is a manifestation of myself, my inner world, worldview, character, an integral part of the soul. I would say that creativity is the realisation of one’s talents. Each person is endowed with certain talents, and when he shows his talents, he creates.
Therefore, creativity is the result of human activity.
OCA: How did you choose your path and who is your role model in the creative space or life?
BT: On the way to creativity, I was lucky to work with the famous popular singer of the “neoclassical” genre (synthesis of opera and variety) “Golden Voice of Eurasia” Yerzhan Nurgaliyev, who currently lives and works in Moscow. Our joint project was implemented for special children “Revival of Love” “From Heart to Heart” also songs in a new format with interesting arrangements. One of my works is an author’s song dedicated to the memory of the great figure skater Denis Ten, the words were written by me, the music was written by the talented composer Shyryn Bazarkulova.
I express my deep gratitude to the creative mentor, who encouraged me to continue my literary activity and is a source of inspiration for all my work.
….Poetry is the voice of the soul, described by the intellect of the heart.
OCA: What is your main achievement in 2021-2022?
BT: The main achievement of 2021-2022 is the publication of my work “Age of Love” in the “Voices of Friends” Poetry Almanack dedicated to the 250th anniversary of Walter Scott, together with wonderful poets from all over the world, many thanks to the publishing house “HERTFORDSHIRE PRESS”
The brightest and most impressive for me and my son Amankeldiev Akimzhan was participation in the “Voices of Friends” festival. The emotions received during the festival gave me a new charge to create
OCA: What is the main feature that makes you and your art/work unique?
BT: Every person is unique. Creativity plays a huge role in human life, the possibility of a great desire to live, to be happy.
Creativity occupies a special place in the life of every person, since its manifestation is multifaceted. Creativity is unique because it is not repeatable, not copied, it is individual. This state is the highest gift for every creative person. Currently, I have written more than 200 pages in the “Poetry” genre and I thank the Universe for the opportunity to realise my dream
OCA: Tell us, please, about the events of the Eurasian Creative Guild (London) and projects that you have already taken part in and how does ECG influence your creativity and success in your work?
BT: I’m very grateful to the founder of the Eurasian Creative Guild, Akhmedjanov Marat Ismailovich, for the fact that my son and I were lucky to be members of the Guild. In December 2019, on the birthday of Akimzhan, together with the famous singer Yerzhan Nurgaliyev, we gave a charity concert “From Heart to Heart” for special children, at the Kazakhconcert Central Concert Hall with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan. After the concert, I really wanted to realise my creative abilities at the international level, so I was lucky to meet the Guild!
In 2021, we became the participants of the grandiose event of the Eurasian Creative Guild in Borovoye at the Rixos Hotel – Opening of the creative workshop in the picturesque place of Shchuchinsk. The atmosphere and natural landscapes filled us with the most unforgettable emotions, and gave us magnificent bright moments.
OCA: What is your motivation and the main aim of your creativity?
BT: Creativity brings pleasure and joy. Being creative means thinking differently, acting differently, listening to yourself. Creativity helps me to get involved in the world around me, appreciate its beauty, and also appreciate other people. It also helps me discover more and more interesting and amazing things around us.
OCA: What would you wish for the members of the Guild and other creative people, just starting their career?
BT: A creative person is a whole world of brilliant ideas, a world of something beautiful and amazing. I wish the members of the Eurasian Creative Guild a creative flight, inspiration, joy, and music. Beautiful and sincere creative success, let each member of the Guild become a ray of inspiration for the creator of masterpieces or even simple but amazing trifles of art.