ImagiNation with Brynn W Casey

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Occupation: Fine Artist , Brynn W Casey Art 

Favorite Productivity Tool: MY PLANNER! 

Most Recommended App: Stitcher- all the podcasts you could ever dream of! 

Last Thing You Read: A book called, Women Of The Word by Jen Wilkin

Tell us about your journey? As an art major in college, I learned the technical skills to be an "artist". What I didn't learn, though, was how to be a successful artist in today's world. I was lucky enough to intern/apprentice underneath a close friend of mine who was about 5 years ahead of me in her artist journey. Brittany Bass (an abstract painter), was selling her artwork online and using social media to gain collectors. I worked for her for about 2 years (some while I was in college and right out of college), and then I felt confident to go out on my own and do the same. I have been a full time painter for over 3 years now, and it's been extremely rewarding to be able to say that! 

What's your favorite part of your day? The time of day where I am at peace in the studio, painting artwork that I am excited about painting, and listening to a good podcast with coffee in hand! 

When do you feel most successful? I feel most successful at the end of a collection when I step back and see all of the work I've created over the past three or so months. I love seeing the work as one body.

What do you do to recharge when youโ€™re feeling drained? I love working out, walking, reading, and looking though Pinterest OR my own photos. It's good to use those photos for me to remember a time in which I was feeling inspired and energized, to remind myself of a super fun time in the studio. 

What do you know today that you wish you would have known when you first got started as an entrepreneur? You will always be learning, always improving, and always be working hard. There won't be an "aha" moment where you feel like you've "arrived", because you are always on a continuous journey of growth! Stay in your lane and stay true to yourself. 

Who is the person/people who allowed you to imagine more? My friend Brittany Bass, who I worked for post-college! 

What does imagining more mean to you and your story? It means giving myself the freedom to dream bigger, not let fear of failure get a hold of me, and follow my gut. 

If you could do more of one thing every day what would it be? Read and relax in the morning before getting up and starting the day!