Tell us how you started your business / creative venture?

I started my creative venture after college. I realized regardless of what my full time day job was, making art would always be apart of my life. It was about time I started dedicating more time and eventually my Instagram to it.

How long have you been doing your creative work?

I have been doing paper-cutting for three years.

What made you choose this journey?

Nothing made me choose this journey. Art inspires me, and going along with it was far easier than ignoring it, and letting it simmer in my brain

What kind of struggles did you face in your journey?

Mental health/confidence/ideology: I always thought that if I wanted to be an artist I had to do it full time to “Make it.” What I realized these past few years is that being an artist, is making an art, regardless if people notice. I had to start making art for myself and not for others to like, or to purchase.

What is one advice you can give to creatives struggling right now?

Create when you want to create, rest when you need to rest.

Share a quote you live by. It can be yours or something else that inspires you!

It’s not so much a a quote as a story of the beginning of the universe. Maria Montessori wrote something called, “The Drama of the Ocean” in which she discusses the origin of life on earth, and the “cosmic task” with which we are all born to fulfill.

How can people learn more about you and your business?

What are some resources that have helped you succeed?

Live art event and auction.

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