We had the good fortune of connecting with Rebecca Hoot and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rebecca, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Inspired by the quote, “When you do what you love, you never work a day in your life” My love has always been creativity. I love drawing, painting and making with my hands. I love inspiring others and encouraging them to create as well. This is what brings me happiness. So I began reading, learning and planning a way to create a business to do what I love. I have researched and experimented on what works and what doesn’t work as a creative entrepreneur. It’s a dream that I am still hustling and learning about.
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.
The art I create comes from inspiration of everyday life. Over the years, my art has evolved to include creating products for others to feed their creativity. The beginning of my professional creative journey started with painting canvases and showing my creations on social media. It has now evolved to teaching classes and making products from my art pieces for stationery and journal enthusiasts. I have to admit it has it’s ups and downs. The one thing I have learned is to never give up, find your people, and be open to change. I also know that my art is a gift and to have faith and trust God, he sets the stepping stones on my life’s journey.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
If I had my best friend visiting we would be able to visit two of the largest cities in the state of Texas. I actually live is a very small community between Austin and Houston, Texas. we both love to go antique junkin so we would definitely hit a few local places in LaGrange and Junk Gypsy’s. We would have to grab a bite in Winchester at Murphy’s Steakhouse. When we visit Austin, we would head to the Bob Bullock and Blanton Art Museum. Have lunch at Chuy’s Mexican restaurant and a brisk walk around Lady Bird Lake. When visiting Houston I would have to take her to my favorite stationery store, Little Craft place and see an Astro’s baseball game. Although we would spend some of our week running around we would spend most of the time at my kitchen table creating in our journals.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My entire family who have always been encouraging and supportive in all my creative adventures.
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