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I have always been an artist. But I have only been creating professionally for a little over 10 years. Before my career transition, I was a personal trainer, kick boxing instructor and nutritional consultant. I enjoyed working with people and inspiring them to make healthy choices in their lives. It was very rewarding and I had no plans to do anything else. However, a nasty fall that broke my left foot and a car accident that left my shoulders and neck in disarray provided me with an opportunity to choose something different. When I graduated from high school, I wanted to be a writer, but art seemed like a more viable choice. I couldn’t have been more wrong “at the time.” A degree in hand and a few interviews later, I realized that there was no money in art (at the time) so I put my dreams on the shelf. It’s funny how a tragedy like a car accident can sometimes lead to something wonderful in your life. That is exactly what happened to me. I was broke, disabled and too stubborn to take financial aid. So I got that old dream off of the shelf, dusted it off and got going! This piece above titled “Sleeping Beauty” is my very first painting that I listed for sale. It sold for 75.00 on eBay. I was hooked! And I have never looked back……
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I love hearing the background stories from other artists! It must have been rewarding to be a personal trainer. Now you get to inspire people with your artwork!
Me too Laura! We just see an avatar and a name usually…nice to learn more. 🙂
Very lovely blue colors in this painting. Very cooooool 🙂
I enjoy learning more about you as well.
Thank you Omaste!
A wonderful and inspiring story, it’s nice you shared it!
Thank you for stopping by Elina! Love to inspire others. 🙂
This is a great story! Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂
I am glad you are inspired Sheri!
Hi Sharon. It is amazing how the road can twist and turn until we wake up to our soul’s desire! Sorry to hear that injury is what led you, but that is often the way it happens. Our bodies make us listen! Hope you are well and healthy now while following your passion! Blessitude
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