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Meet Nicole Sloan of Drawings By Nicole

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nicole Sloan.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I started drawing back in 2012 after I finished my Master’s in Photography as a way to decompress. Friends and family started to ask for prints, so I invested in a small printer and set up an office space. Since then, I have expanded in to enamel pins, patches, t-shirts and have even published my own children’s book titled “The Weird Mother.”

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It hasn’t always been a clear path for me. I have taken breaks in drawing, where I focus on teaching photography at a local college. The desire to create is always innately there, but shifts from medium to medium.

When I studied photography, I worked side by side with printmakers, painters, illustrators, and sculptors. I understood pretty early on that you don’t have to be just one thing. You can be a multifaceted artist. You don’t have to box yourself in and only work with one medium.

Please tell us about Drawings By Nicole.
My name is Nicole Sloan, and I run a company called Drawings By Nicole. In 2014 I became a mother to a wonderful little girl, and my view on art making and myself radically changed. I started to create drawings, accessory, and apparel that revolved around how out of place I felt as a mother.

I later ended up creating what is now referred to as “The Weird Mom Club” in 2016. It is really just a group of women that feel on the fringe of society, and are learning who they are again in the context of motherhood. We all kind of connect over on my Instagram, @drawingsbynicole.

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Rebecca Zeller

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