Today we’d like to introduce you to Brianna Hernandez.
Brianna, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Ever since I was a child, I’ve been on this long road of trying to find my purpose in life and the things I’m meant to be doing. I was raised by my mother and my grandmother so I’m used to being in a very strong feminine environment. I never really knew exactly what I wanted to do, I just always knew it was important for me to try to make a difference with whatever I plan on doing.
The fondest memories I’ve always had from my youth were the times I’ve spent with my mother. I’ve always had what you would call a “craft mom”. We would go to the craft supply store every weekend and pick up a bunch of different projects that we could do together. As I got older, I wound up growing out of it due to teenage worries and concerns that seemed far more important than any projects I could’ve done. Around college, I hit a point that I feel like everyone reaches where you have to really think about what you plan on doing with yourself. I had an epiphany after all the years of feeling lost and anxious about my purpose in life- I was given something important that I’ve seemed to have taken for granted.
At this point, I decided to bury myself in art and take risks. I became so obsessed with creating that I let it take over and bring me back to life. It became sort of like a meditation zone for me, a safe space that I can trust in with how it made me feel in return. My art is the one thing I can give my entire soul to and trust that it will all be poured back into me. I feel like since then I’ve found my purpose. I’ve seen how my art and storytelling affects people, even if it’s just one person. I make it a purpose to create art that represents my personality, how I feel and the people I love. Three years ago, I wound up opening my own Art Business nervous for what’s to come. I am now 24 and have made six figures this past year selling prints of my paintings on different items and am feeling so blessed. I’m currently working hard to keep my business growing in the right direction and building a platform in order to spread love and positivity.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I don’t think any road is completely smooth to be honest. I sometimes take for granted the process when it comes to reaching goals and building something. There can be a lot of things that get in your way especially when building a business. One of the most important things to remember is to not let any business or situations along your path alter who you are or how you interact with people. Being an individual trying to handle different aspects of your business all at once can get extremely stressful especially when people don’t understand the In’s and Out’s of all the work that you do. It’s easy to take things personal when it comes to creating things and sometimes you can lose all motivation easily when you feel your art threatened- because it’s so close to your heart and emotions.
It’s important to detach yourself from your work sometimes and take a second to remember the purpose in what you’re doing and make sure you do everything genuinely. When you give so much of your energy to something you have to trust and believe in it, that means being able to let go of things that just don’t feel right for your creative process and having patience. The idea that YOU are the art yourself and the way you interact with the world rather than thinking the art is what you put into the world what you have to offer, can change the way your view or feel things.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Enough Said – what should we know?
My business was created online about three years ago, is owned by me alone and it is currently my main source of income. I work selling my Paintings & drawings on different objects such as- T-shirts, Bags, Shower Curtains, rugs, grinders, shoes, hoodies, bathing suits, towels, posters, etc. I believe my brand is popular because I create my designs myself so everything is a lot more personal. You’d find unique shower curtains on my website that you wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else and since a lot of my work is “vulgar”, products like mine aren’t always able to be found in stores. They make for great gifts and I usually have artwork that fits a lot of different types of personalities. I’m definitely proud and thankful of the progress my business has made in such a short time and all the different opportunities it has given me.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I feel like I definitely owe a lot of credit to my mother for opening up different paths for me to walk on and supporting me in whatever I choose to do and whoever I am on the inside. I also owe a lot of credit to all the people around me that I’ve met or I haven’t met that have inspired me to be a better person and have made me feel appreciated and gave me the emotional energy to keep on working. It’s easy to make a difference in the world when you have so many examples of people trying to make a difference in yours. It’s so much motivation for me to give back the same energy I receive from the people who believe in me.
- Website: www.xenoughsaidx.com
- Email: Briannamarie.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artbybrix3/?hl=en