Tell us a little bit about yourself?
I'm a visual artist! I paint using acrylic glass as my "canvas", which gives my work an incredible depth and allows me to cut and shape it in way that wouldn't be possible on a fabric. This has allowed me to use my work in unique ways to create a living that hone my skills for my gallery work. I'm working towards a solo exhibit at the Red Arrow Gallery in February that will explore gender and landscape. I'm also working on creating balance in my life so I can better answer this question in the future. :)
Do you have a favorite aspect of your job?
My favorite part is creating work, because it's so empowering to dream something up and see it actualized. I work in abstract imagery, so it's really special when my work resonates and connects with someone else.
What does self-care mean to you?
My husband Nathan is in social work so self care is a frequently used term and topic of discussion in our house. You have to take the time to take care of yourself, so you can bring your best self to everything else. I love that you two value it and have made it your mission, because I think often our society blows by self care as an indulgence instead of a necessary piece of balance.
What inspired you to start your own company?
I wanted to create work as often as possible, and I knew to do that in a sustainable and responsible way it needed to be a part of my income. After working for several small businesses became really enamored with the idea of making a living for myself.
What is the biggest lesson you've learned as a Girl Boss and what encouragement can you offer an aspiring girl boss?
YOU WILL LEARN SO MUCH AS YOU GO! I think there is a huge pressure to know everything about your business or industry before you start....but, aspiring girl boss, you just gotta get out there and be open to learning as you go. No one ever starts in the middle.
Fall is finally here! What's your favorite thing about this season?
Fires outside! And maybe some s'mores too. ;)
Thank you, Mary!