Moments With Mairead

Thoughts

A New Beginning

Today marks the first day that I can officially say: I am self employed, I am a full time artist.

For the past eight months I have been working for an event agency doing floral design and event production. I started at this company as an intern and was lucky enough for it to turn into a full time gig. I gained a lot of knowledge in producing things from the ground up and grew to understand how you can completely change a room with the right materials. I gained a new appreciation for plants and flowers and saw the limitations of design pushed again and again. It was when I turned 23 and realized how fast time was passing by that I began to reflect on my current position. Working as a floral designer allowed me to experience creativity in a new way, but it just wasn't resonating with me fully. I couldn't wrap my head around doing something that I knew I didn't want to do spend my whole life doing.

February 9th was my last day working at the event agency. And I have never felt more fulfilled than to say I am putting all of my time, effort, and energy into my art. For those who know me or who have followed me for some time now know that painting is a passion of mine (hopefully, that is). Painting allows me to escape from reality and enter into an altered state where nothing else concerns me but my paint and my two hands. The next couple of months are going to be quite the transition - no more 9 to 5, no more bosses, no more time slots for lunch. The future is not totally clear right now and for that I am grateful.

I have some projects in the works right now, ones that I am jazzed about but not entirely ready to share yet. But I ensure you - big (GOOD) things are coming!

I plan for this to be a space for my story / my ideas / extended moments / explanation on painting projects and whatever else happens to pop up. Yes, I know we are all very busy humans so I will try my best not to ramble too much. The goal is to be short and sweet with a loud impact. 

I hope you will follow along with me on this journey. Into the unknown we go!