"Empowered Women Empower Women."
We strongly (and fiercely) believe in recognizing
women for their unique accomplishments. The
more we uplift - the more we learn.
We are beaming to announce that we are going to be starting a
#Girlboss Blog Feature. We are in love, love , love (can't you tell)
with Jennifer Flannigans work. She is a dazzling artist whose work has been
featured on sites like Glitter Guide and she showcases in major
design houses across the country. We first fell in love with her work
while shopping on King Street in Charleston. Scroll down for an
inspiring interview with the #girlboss herself.
Q How did you learn that your passion lied in the art scene?
A Growing up, my grandmother was a huge influence. She was a woman from a different era - she was part of a high society art scene, and enjoyed sipping tea with her lovely girlfriends - I admired her elegance and wanted to be part of this magical world.
Q Are you a full time artist? How did this transition happen?
A I began dabbling with my creative skills as a hair dresser - on the side I would create artwork that would receive brilliant feed-back from clients. It was through these kind words and encouragement from my extremely supportive husband that I decided to go full time. I have never looked back!
Q Where do you seek out inspiration?
A Everywhere! My work is extremely texture driven and integrates a combination of unique shapes. I am especially inspired by young interior designers. They always bring a unique perspective integrating fashion and culture into a space. These talented designers push me to create unique commission pieces for their clients - often times pushing my boundaries. Outside of my comfort zone is where I am most inspired.
Q How do you go about connecting with major online sources like The Giltter Guide?!
A When creating an outreach plan - it is crucial that you select companies that align with your brand and design aesthetic. Then, make sure you have a very unique and compelling portfolio. And then... just reach out! Be humble in your approach and offer the company a reason why they should feature or collaborate with you.
Q What is one piece of advice you would give to young females trying to find their passion?
A Think outside of the box. What uplifts you - it can be anything! Now... follow that and follow that fiercely! Find mentors who are experts at that and align yourself with their work.