Live in Color Blog Feature

Hey guys! I just wanted to share a little snippet from a recent interview I had over on the beautiful and passionate Live in Color Blog. This blog is all about celebrating beauty, possibilities, and faith in God so when I was asked to be featured of course I was so thrilled. Such an honor! 

This feature was in interview format, so it was a fun challenge to thoughtfully answer these questions about my creative journey and art. 

I'll share a bit here on my blog, but in order to finish reading and learning more, you'll have to follow the link to the full post over on liveincolor.org!

I hope you all enjoy the interview and the colorful moments that liveincolor.org is all about. Let me know your feedback in the comments below and thank you so much for reading! 

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"I absolutely love that your middle name is Joy! How fitting! Your sweet presence shines through social media. How do you cultivate and maintain peace & joy in your life?" 

I seriously love that my middle name is Joy. I have always been so thankful to have it as a constant reminder that there is always joy to be found in every circumstance. My mom’s middle name is also Joy, so it is an honor to carry on the name and all it stands for!
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When I set out to start my art business in January 2015, one of the first things I did after re-opening my etsy shop (I had tried etsy before in college with photography prints when I thought I was going to be a photographer) was creating an Instagram page.
I’m usually quite the introvert, so sharing and selling my art on social media scared me just a tad. I never wanted to sound too “sale-sy.” So I made it my goal (in addition to selling artwork) to share positivity and encouragement through my social media presence also-shining God’s light into the world in my own way. 
I think that the encouragement and joy that I seek to share really plays well with the bright colors that I love to use in my art…the perfect pair!

"If you could chose one quote or verse of scripture which summarizes your biz, what would it be? Why?" 

“God will yet fill your mouths with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.” Job 8:21

This verse is probably my all time favorite verse and has been ever since I remember first discovering it in high school. This verse is not only a reminder that God gives us joy, but also a reminder to me that good things take time.
Becoming a successful artist doesn’t happen over night and takes lots of perseverance and patience. This verse helps remind me to keep working towards my goals and chasing my dreams and that joy is always around the corner even during the times when it doesn’t seem like it.

There's lots more of this sweet interview to enjoy over on the Live in Color Blog, so be sure to go check it out! Thanks bunches, friends!