CMATL Articles

Self-imposed struggles and finding her own creative venture, meet Hallie

Tell us how you started your business / creative venture? I have always enjoyed needlepoint (My Granny inspired me to try it) and thought I could give embroidery a try and as soon as I picked up that first hoop I knew I couldn’t stop. That was two years ago. How long...

Ever since my first job, I have always told myself I needed to be my own boss – Celeste Rodriguez

Tell us how you started your business / creative venture? My creative venture began early in life with crayons and a sketchbook. I didn't always know I wanted to make a living off of painting, but I always aimed to grow in skill and imagination. My business venture...

Laine Gay Art speaks up for herself and other survivors of trauma

What is your creative work? I'm a printmaker and painter. Tell us how you started your business / creative venture? I became an art major when I was a sophomore in college and once I saw that it was possible to be an artist for a living so I decided to open my first...

Enna Chow brings ideas to life through her craft

What is your creative work? Sculpting, papercutting, modelmaking Tell us how you started your business / creative venture? It really started as a hobby. The characters and pieces I create are really just things that I like or make me happy, and with the resulting...