We had the good fortune of connecting with Marissa Covarrubias and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Marissa, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
Every since I can remember I have always loved art and the creative world. For years, I wanted my name shown in New York, and have my own galleries. As I grew older I wanted to learn all different art media’s and ones that expanded outside of the traditional fine art styles. I started to see different paths I could go towards, all the choices for my life and pick a career to go towards. What made me to continue on with wanting that creative career was the continuation of learning new creative medias. I enjoy learning and mixing my knowledge into another field. Now, as I have my own small business, I wanted to combine all my different medias and use it to something I love: Horror. My dream was to inspire at least one person with my art and transferred that dream to making people happy with what I create in my shop.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My journey has been long in a short amount of 28 yrs. I have been creating art for 22 yrs and I’m proud of myself for continuing it through my career. This road wasn’t easy at all. I suffer from depression and that is a hard mental illness to deal with. It has gotten in the way of continuing on the path I want to go and stopped me from taking risks. It’s bumps in the road but I wouldn’t let it control my life or define me. This has made me much stronger and gone into my art. It’s made me work even harder to accomplish my creative goals. I want others to know that if you have that creative dream, or any dream, don’t let anything stop you. I had many challenges along the way and now I have my own small business creating horror/gothic products to make others happy.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
There is one place that is my go to when I have craving for good food: Happy Lamb Hot Pot. A trip there along with Daiso shopping is a fun cultured day! For the night, it would be downtown Dallas for the view of all the downtown lights, deep ellum walk around, and listening to some of the best music at The Church.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Those who helped me get to where I am have always been my Mom and Grandfather. At the age of 6 my grandpa gave me my first art supplies and since then he helped direct me in paths to what I loved doing. My mom gave me continuous support and helped me find ways to expand my art. Without them, I wouldn’t be the expanding artist I have become today.

Website: www.Etsy.com/shop/AsylumKreations
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