What is your creative work?
Visual Art and Design.
Tell us how you started your business / creative venture?
My creative journey started as a childhood hobby. An early-on love for drawing and pottery quickly turned to passion. It wasn’t until after college that I pursued my art full-time and began my business.
How long have you been doing your creative work?
Art has been a part of my life all of my life. Growing up, I was surrounded by talented and creative family members. My family encouraged my talent, that support, and reassurance beginning my creative journey very early in my life.
What made you choose this journey?
I speak a lot about the importance of self-love and inner peace through my artworks. My creative journey started as a safe space in my childhood. As a child, I suffered from both anxiety and panic attacks. Not knowing how to express everything that I felt, art became my way to calm my mind in my toughest moments. As an adult, my art continues to give me an unmatched calm and fulfillment, but also having the opportunity to touch others with my art gives me purpose. I did not choose my artistic journey, it chose me.
What kind of struggles did you face in your journey?
As both a dreamer and entrepreneur, I often face the struggle of knowing what’s for me and allowing patience and the journey to get me there. I remind myself frequently to “Be Present”. Enjoy the present moments and allow the journey to take care of the rest.
What is one advice you can give to creatives struggling right now?
Remember why you started and weigh alternatives. For me, those two always get me back to my center. Remember why I started is what drives me each day. There are no other alternatives. My craft is a part of me
Share a quote you live by. It can be yours or something else that inspires you!
“Move with intent.”
Are there any products you recommend that helped you better your craft?
For me, a journal is necessary. My journal is a place for my thoughts, my plans, even random sketches sometimes that later make great paintings. Incorporating weekly schedules in my journal helps me a lot with staying on task. And on a personal level, it helps so much to write down feelings and inner thoughts. I would recommend daily journaling to anyone looking to improve themselves or their business.
How can people learn more about you and your business?
What are some resources that have helped you succeed?
I would have to give love to both Instagram and Facebook as resources that helped me to succeed. Social media continues to give my art the opportunity to be seen by people all over. I am a bit of an introvert so I am extremely grateful for all social media helping my art to reach viewers that I’m not sure I would have otherwise.
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