Emily Wetzel. a real SUPER woman + the true definition of an inspiring & empowered human. While hair and beauty are part of her career, she also paints and uses her art to shed awareness on different important topics.
You have to check out her page @Emily_wetzel
She's busy and always hopping around to different locations but found some time to answer a few questions for us. Keep reading to see what she had to say.
How did you start painting? And Where do you get the inspiration for your art?
I started painting and doing crafts at a young age. I grew up around lots of art in our family home because my granddaddy was an artist and my mom worked as a seamstress making draperies and our clothing. His work was always on the walls and I was intrigued by his process. I believe that watching my mom create with her hands gave me confidence to create things on my own.
My inspiration has changed greatly with age. When I was younger, I wanted to paint was was pretty, or what I thought other people would like. I was always drawn towards the brightest colors and happiest symbols. As I get older, I see the impact that art can have on the viewer. I'm less concerned with aesthetic and more committed to being truthful with the messages I portray, as well as my own emotional expression.
If you could paint a live portrait of someone (dead or alive) who would it be?
I would love to paint, and probably will paint, my grandmother Janice Wood Wetzel. She is someone I love and look up to so deeply.
When was your first experience of defeat and how did you over come it?
I can't think of a profound moment of defeat that marked a transition, but I had many years of small daily defeats in not feeling fulfilled with my life path. I think that is the hardest challenge for most people, the daily struggle of not knowing what they want to do, what they are good at or maybe feeling insignificant in their personal and professional relationships. We constantly search for outside factors to make us feel full and it wasn't until I began my meditation journey that I felt I overcame that pattern. Going within and realizing that nothing outside of me can fix anything internal is what helped me to overcome it.
If you could fix one problem in this world what would it be?
The financial divide between the world's richest people and the poverty stricken. There are so many resources and sources of abundance that need to be shared and not hoarded amongst a small number of people.
If you had 3 wishes what would they be?
What’s a quote you live by?
"Be the change you wish to see in the world"....another one I say in my head all the time is "If you don't have time to do it today, when will you have time to do it tomorrow?" I say this to myself every time I'm about to procrastinate and it usually gives me the extra energy I need.
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