We had the good fortune of connecting with Sky Scott and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sky, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Initially, like many, I was tired of working for someone else and making their dreams a reality. When I seen the amount of time I was missing from my children’s lives, it was a no brainer. I have been beyond blessed to be able to stay home with my children and do what makes me passionate. My dreams and aspirations are now my only concern. It is necessary for children to see and interact with their parents more as well as be well provided for. My children are my future and it is essential to pave a way for them to allow financial freedom. I could not make the necessary preparations for my family’s future by living check-to-check or not knowing whether I’ll be sent home or removed from a job due to COVID. So it was either punch a time clock for the rest of my life for a big corporation, which can fire me “at will” at any moment, or build my own. I chose to build my own brand, corporation, and empire. Although, there are many tough days and trying times, I have now stopped asking “why me” and began asking “what am I being taught”.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Realm of Autumn (RoA) began many years ago by little sketches and doodles here and there. RoA became a full on passion of mine in March of 2021. In the beginning, I did not believe I was able to do more than copy what I see in comics, coloring books, etc. I began to have very vivid visions that after starting and committing to my spiritual journey. This allowed me to see and transfer those visions to a life of their own. Many of my paintings may not be understood by people, simply because they speak to a specific audience. RoA paintings always tell a story and it takes one to sit and appeal to the image through their higher self. Many are about transitions, transformations, and uplifting the woman. However, I do find myself making random pieces for the closed-minded.
Getting to where I am now was not easy. Their were many days were I lacked the confidence within self because close friends, family, and acquaintances did not understand my point of view. There were always confusion and weird facial expressions when I would show them a finished product. Now, I know that my art was not in alignment with their understanding. Everything is not for everyone. I appeal to a certain type of audience and I should not feel any less for that. My art is more so like a connection I have with God, the universe. This is my sacred space, my art is sacred. “Your brand and dreams are yours to tend to, don’t let worldly people or things deter you from that.”
I have had times of giving up, calling my spiritual advisor crying, nearly throwing away thousands of dollars worth of materials all because I couldn’t or didn’t appeal to the masses but I couldn’t. For one, the visions did not stop, I began depressed, and I couldn’t find enjoyment in many other things. I had to pray, manifest confidence, change my mindset, speaking life into myself, affirmations, and stand in my power. “I allow myself to be praised and admired. I shine fully in my power, my voice, and my gifts.”
I would tell myself this everyday, “I am ready to show up in dedication and devotion to my purpose and Sacred Work. I am fueled y my heart and my dreams as I bring my visions to Earth. I heal myself with plants, crystals , and my ideas. It’s time to weave my magic.”
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would introduce my friend to a few vegan and seafoods spots. We would surely throw down at Krab Kingz in Desoto because the seasoning is on point. Many seafood places forget the seasoning from the soul, they’ve definitely let their ancestors down. I like some vegan menu choices from Sankofa in Redbird and the vibe within the restaurant is always great. We could go to Dallas Museum of Art since Psychedelic Robot is temporarily closed. Bishop Arts District is a must go for all the many stores and restaurants within walking distance and a walk/hike at the Cedar Hill Preserve. It is necessary to get some nature and vitamin D within us.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I personally would like to thank a few people for their continuous support and encouragement. There is no specific order because the magnitude of my gratitude can not be short changed in anyway. Sheila, my mom, and my four children, Nez, Miya, Aari, and Shae would have to be the first I show appreciation to. They are the ones that see me at my ugliest of times, yet still find a way to encourage me of my gifts and brighten my day. Next, Sarah “Oracle Eli” Hall, Shelby Brown, Aminata Mboob, Judy Smith, and a very few others. Oracle Eli and Shelby are my spiritual advisors, mentors, which of whom have been by myside in times of need. Aminata, my sistar, and Judy, my aunt, are pillars of encouragement and support.