I have been an artist all my life but allowed the expectations of others, our culture, and childhood messages to keep art from ever becoming a priority. I put art as a lifestyle on the back burner believing it wasn’t “practical” or lacked value. My desire to make my living as an artist continued to tap on my soul through various work roles, hardships, and motherhood.. Over the course of several years of healing and wholeness, I found my voice, I got brave, and I changed my story. Since 2015, I have fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a ceramic artist. By cultivating a mindset of “numbered days” and a willingness to change myself, I was ready to step out into what had been calling to me the whole time.
Becoming true to my creative calling has been the most terrifying and the most rewarding experience. I have an unshakable drive to learn and create. And I can think of nothing better than to encourage and equip fellow creatives who wrestle with giving themselves permission to put their work out into the world in meaningful and authentic ways.
On the business side, through the years, I've grown weary of the conflicting and unrealistic marketing advice available on the internet. The "strategies" and “funnels” never felt authentic nor did they seem to apply to creative businesses and real people with a family life. Using my personal experience as a veteran small business owner and my own ceramics business as a personal case study, I work with passionate creative business women who want to build a purposeful business that reflects their personal values and heart message but struggle with the technology know-how or business mindedness to be successful. I know business-sense can make sense to the creative with someone who “speaks creative.”
On a personal level I value a simple, creative, and healthy lifestyle. My faith journey is what has carried me through life but my walk has it's own cadence. I’ve learned that I have a rebel spirit that has it’s struggles but is totally beautiful too. I've learned to value intentionalism and authenticity, it's the underlying theme of everything I do. I want to inspire others to live and do business authentically, in ways that honor their highest values. I want to be a bit counter-cultural laced with compassion. I want to create a space where women are equipped to live creatively and honestly. I want to make choices that are brave and true. I want my sweet family of 5 to know they are loved. I want to live every day of my life as though my days are numbered!