We had the good fortune of connecting with Anamaria and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Anamaria, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
To be perfectly honest, there was not really a concrete thought process when I started my own business. I had always wanted to sell and share artwork with other people. I’m much of an introvert so actually going out there and physically selling and sharing my work was always a challenge. One day I was curious to see how Etsy worked and in the process, I ended up making a shop.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I wouldn’t call myself an artist, I’m just a person who enjoys creating and viewing art. Artist has always had a heavy responsibility and standard that I think I have yet to meet. As a current art student, most of the art that I have created over the past few years has all fit into the rubric of my assignments. Which is good and bad. At school, we tend to explore more conceptually aspects of art, which in turn I feel that most of what I create can be appreciated but can also be niche. This is one of the reasons why I feel like I gravitate towards photography. Capturing an image that is not only appealing to the eye but can also make a statement about an important issue. In terms of art style, I’m not really sure I have one but my artwork was been described as 2D storybook fantasy. With this in mind, I have always been bothered by the fact that I didn’t have a definite art style while so many around me had one and were honing their talents. I’ve come to realize that it is okay not to have a specific art style or rather to have one as soon as you’ve started creating art. I feel that has helped me a lot in terms of being more free and expressive in my work. It has been great to be able to pick certain things I like from certain learning experiences and artists.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have been pretty lucky to have people around me who have supported and encouraged me throughout my life, even when I myself wanted to give up. Of course, family and friends have been my main support and encouragement, but I want to give a shoutout to the people that I have briefly crossed paths with, whether that be classmates, co-workers, teachers, or acquaintances that have inspired, encouraged, and supported me. Although they might not think they have done much their kind words went a long way.
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