Q&A: National Woman’s Day


carlene-ferguson“As entrepreneurs/artist some of our gifts come so easy that we don’t fully understand how precious they are. Some of the most gifted minds play small.” – Carlene Ferguson





“This was never a money making endeavor for me, just a way to live a happy and fulfilled life.” – Erica Jay


maria-ho“The beauty of working with children is that think outside the box. Children and their art always manage to blow me away.” – Maria-Liebana Ho


414480_281626631894618_1231069469_o “Don’t value the time it took as much as you should value how you spent your time. Don’t compare your life to the achievements of other artists who lived totally different lives that you, the least adventurous thing you could do as an artist is to try to have someone else’s adventure.” – Stefani McDade



“Performing besides such strong and talented women helped me gain the confidence I needed to believe in myself and my dreams.”


828ad0_514dfeb03b3a4f69919444476917cf0f“The best lesson I’ve learned on my artistic journey is you need a team. Your team is everything you have. Those people that believe in you, want to be involved, and want to work with you are everything! You don’t make it in this business alone.” – Justine Strut 




Screen shot 2014-10-27 at 1.03.53 PM“It is all about finding a purpose in your life. If you have that the ups and downs are suddenly worth it. Right now and hopefully forever expressing and creating is mine.” – Kelly McCabe





 kirsten-smith-blogger-635x357“I started over six years ago after meeting a girl who had a blog and thought to myself, “I can do that,” and so I did.” – Kristen Smith



Francisca PinedaWorking for yourself as a one woman show in the beginning  requires a lot of time and effort, and sacrifice.  If you don’t love or believe in your mission it will show.” – Francisca Pineda






“I would always wonder if I never tried and I’m very lucky as to how far I’ve come.” – Erin Murphy






“It takes ignorance to jump and the strength to pull through.” – Kristin North




beered-ladies-2“Seeing more women excel in historically male-dominated professions undoubtedly paves the way for greater gender equality, especially when it comes to inspiring younger folks and challenging misconceptions about what a woman is capable of doing.” – The Beerded Ladies



“It’s just a feeling I get when I know something will turn out beautiful and should live forever in a picture.” 

– Amy Anaiz


jessica-ozrek“The common factor in my business ventures is creating a company that inspires and provides quality.”
– Jessica Ozrek



dana-caruso-1“Stay true to yourself. If you have a fire inside that drives you to create, then create, but be discerning, and think of the bigger picture. If it’s meant to be nothing can stop it.” – Dana Caruso



sara-rayo-art-3“Don’t let a negative criticism get you down. Keep investigating and looking for inspiration. Letting your muse flow, even if its the middle of the night! If you want your art to make you money, you have to turn it into a business, and you get to be the CEO!” – Sara Rayo