Good afternoon, good evening and good night. Whichever time this happens to post on your side of the world!
It is finally that time again. My featured entrepreneur of December is Melanie from Art By Mel G<–Facebook. She is sweet, sassy, motivated and extremely artistic! She also happens to be a very dear friend of mine. I am truly honored to be featuring her business today.
I asked her a few questions so that you can all get to know her better. Have a look!
1. Where are you from and what is life like on your side of the tracks?
Hey! I am Melanie, I am 26 and I reside in London, Ontario Canada. I am the owner and artist of Art by Mel.G. A commission based business where I focus on custom portraits, pet portraits and landscapes. My home is busy and crazy! There are 6 adults, and 5 pets… Yes we all fit in 1000 Square feet =)
My life is all art and family! We are constantly going and never seem to stop. Most days I wish life would slow down, truth is, I would not have it any other way!
2. What is your passion?
My passion is art! From a young age I started to colour, paint, draw etc. I took all the art courses I could in high school and moved on to study further in college, graduating with a BA in Fine Art. I knew this was my calling and I opened Art by Mel.G in November of 2012.
3. What is one thing that helps you stay motivated on those tough days/moments?
This is a good question! I have always been one to tell myself to just keep pushing… I am my motivation. On my worst of days, when nothing seems to work, I have an amazing support system at home who push me to do better daily.
4.What is something you loved doing as a child? And now as an adult?
Animals and Art… Nothing with that has changed! I mentioned I have 5 pets right?? and that I am a Freelance Artist???
5. Where is your favorite place to travel to?
I have never been much of a traveler, but there are many places I would love to go. Italy and England are my top 2. Ireland is also on my bucket list.
6. Do you have a favorite quote?
Ah… My favourite quote takes me back my country roots… Who am I kidding I am a city girl =) My favourite quote does come from a country singer though.. Ms. Dolly Parton.
7. What is your biggest fear?
My biggest fear… Hmmm that is a good one. If you were to ask my family, they say I am fearful of everything.
I would say my number one fear is never being successful in life.
8. Do you have a routine that helps you get your day going?
I take things day by day, but I do try and begin work between 7 and 9 am. It really just depends on what I need to get done that day.
9. Who is your biggest supporter?
My whole family is a great support, but I would have to say my partner Adam is. He is amazing.
10. Lastly, what is the most challenging thing about your business and how do you overcome it?
The most challenging thing about my business is pricing, and knowing my worth. I have learnt recently that you need to know your worth to run a successful business. I have gotten over this … bump you may call it, and have taken the steps I need to improve in this area of my business.
Isn’t she the best? I love her answers and it really helped me understand who she is. We could all learn a few things from Melanie! Be sure to comment below and congratulate her.
You can visit her website for pricing and photos here at Art By Mel G. Be sure to follow her blog to show her your support!
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