Upon graduating Mcracken county high school, I fled as far and as fast as I could away from my home town. " there's no opportunities here" I'd been told. Eight months later I was checking prices on flights home. During my time out west I realized a few things.
1.) That I am a small fish in a big pond
2.) Paducah is a growing cultural hub that needs people to nurture it
3.) All the things I yearned for, mostly a supportive art community, were back at home
Every one of us strives to thrive. And when we support each others passions, the influence increases tenfold and abundance ensues. So I withdrew from SCAD, moved to the lower town area, enrolled at the art school, and almost immediately given the opportunity to intern with the lower town arts and music festival. ... A chance I would have never gotten in the huge salt lake area. Approximately one year later, here I am sharing a dream that has never left my mind, or heart.
Modern convinces have reduced our need for physical labor, social interaction, and mental tact. All important pillars for our wellbeing. Untroubled Venus is my journey of returning to the old way of healing, and living a healthy life. I want to empower those who like myself, are discovering what their purpose is, and how to be happy living consciously in the present. Conscious living is about making more thoughtful and deliberate decisions in line with our divine nature, instead of allowing external influences like our former habits, society, and the environment we live in to affect our choices. My tool is art.
Through art one is able to develop positively influential habits, increase self awareness, and find inner peace. Art can take many forms. It empowers our ambition to know, explore, and express ourselves. Through practices like journaling, meditation we can grow each day to be more aware of ourselves than the day before. I would like to provide goods that support these efforts. By working with local/aspiring artists, and focusing on goods that promote a conscious holistic lifestyle. Sacred things for sacred spaces dwellings and bodies alike, Such as hand painted yoga mats and jewelry with positive mantras inscribed within.
I launched my own website in December 2014, with this same idea in mind. At the time I was selling the current collections of art I had created including jewelry, ceramics, painting, and hand dyed, lighted developed teeshirts. The response was amazing, but at the time I was unable to devote enough time to develop and consistent stream of merchandise. A thousand ideas run through my head everyday. Sparked by the need and desire of those around me. By supplying things that support their efforts in conscious living, that idea which we desperately need to address, is able to grow and take root in our area.
Taking things that a person might usually buy at tj maxx, or on Amazon. But instead the sustainable option, from a local talent. Talent which our area is full of, and Many of which I have come to know. Finishing it with a personal touch. That's how I want to stand out. I invite you to follow my blog as a source of inspiration to build a holistic lifestyle in your own home, and follow my journey as I work to provide the quality products I wish to bring to the area.