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How did you get into debt?
Articles of incorporation lawyer fees and product development.
JOY - Acrylic on canvas
How does your economic reality effect your art?
Marketing products online a challenge when the budget is limited. Doing everything from social media outreach, designing, manufacturing processes, accounting, inventory, emails, promotional press, managing brand ambassadors and so much more goes into making a business function. For a small business owner, it can be overwhelming to do everything. I wear many hats to accomplish all that needs to be done in a days work. As an artist, I prefer to be in a state of constant creation but the necessity of making things that are marketable and is always present. I'm still exploring the balance of using my time wisely to be able to continue my craft because inevitably it must be a viable business. As a mother of two young girls, I have a responsibility contribute to their livelihood. My family is supportive of my art but there is pressure for me to succeed. As my girls grow they will continue to need more financial help for them to have opportunities in their education, talents, and interests. I feel blessed and excited to meet the challenge of providing for them. Through me, they witness what it is to be an empowered and passionate woman living a life of purpose.
Cosmic Sri Yantra - Mixed Media charcoal and digital double exposure photograph
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Everything in life has a cost. Many people have a JOB (Just Over Broke) that does not inspire or elevate their body, mind, or spirit. but it pays the bills. I get it. I have held corporate positions where I was paid very well and had no debt but felt drained and monotonous. My choices have always lead me to artistic expression because this serves my spirit. It is what I came here to do along with encouraging others to do what most serves them. It is my legacy to be true to myself, my art, and have made the world a better place for living an inspired life
Transcending Gender Borns - Digital graphic design