KIAH BELLOWS "A lot of artists work for political reasons or to make a statement. That's not me," she says. "I want to bring joy and life into peoples homes. After someone's hard day, I want my art on their wall to radiate positive energy." Her unique creative process includes sketch it * study it * flip it * and wait for the excitement to hit. Kiah currently shows at Art & Light Gallery at the Village in the West End in Greenville, South Carolina.
My continuous-never ending journey to yoga started a little over 5 years ago, right after the birth of my third child. I noticed a change in my emotional, spiritual and intellectual attitude. I had the desire to learn more about yoga and that lead to becoming an instructor. - Brice Saleeby Hipp
"Grace Under Pressure" is her motto. College student turned entrepreneur, Grace Wallace put her faith first to pursue a love of people and creativity. She is the founder of WritefullyHIS,llc. a stationary company that donates a percentage of their proceeds to purchasing paper and pencils for schools in East Africa.
What inspires you to teach in prisons? I am an artist bringing the tools to other artists. Carol Young Gallagher and I knew we were where we should - teaching and launching the Writers Block Project, an advanced creative writing workshop at Perry Correctional Institution. We knew the letters and poems they wrote could be published, so we did. In 2014 we published DIDN'T SEE IT COMING. - Anna Katherine Freeland
I've had a passion for helping people and decorating all my life. Then I realized that decorating was helping people! When I decided to go for it and start an interior design company, the journey was life changing! - Gregorie Bylenga
"My inner voice was telling me that I needed more in my life." I am riding horses again, a passion that I have had my whole life and I opened Copper Penny, a women's boutique in Greenville, SC, where I am working for myself and dabbling in the world of fashion that I love. - Heather Brehm
"Energy for me is being involved in anything that challenges me and pushes me outside my comfort zone. If we are doing things that truly make us grow, there should be an element of fear, and I find that wholly thrilling." - Eli Connaughton
More than an entreprenuer, Tamara Brown believes wholeheartedly that everyone has received God-given talents and abilities. She has a passion for art, life and faith.She has always felt led to create and in April 2008,she created Tamagrams, a licensed greeting card company, to bring her view of light, wisdom, joy, creativity and color into the world.As she looks back, so much of her life played a role in who she is as an artist today and sees the purpose in each part of her journey.
As a child I was always designing, whether it was homemade clothes for my Barbies or furniture for my dollhouse. I realized that what I really love to do most in the world is decorate! I couldn't imagine switching careers at 45...but I did and I will never look back. - Christa Souraf Knebbles
Painting was new to me after 20 years in business as a jewelry store owner. There were many green lights that told me I was on the right track with painting but it wasn't until I fully embraced painting and began to paint was was in my heart that I truly found JOY! - Karen Clardy