"I have created these little pieces of my heart I call art in hopes of spreading inspiration, encouragement, motivation and of course, joy, to others."
hat: Claire Beige by Gigi Pip
You can tell a lot about a person by what they choose to create --- Celeste creates work of love, faith and inspiration.
This Texas native took an admirable leap of faith and turned her life-long hobby of painting into a small business a few years ago. She has completely stolen our hearts with her water color art, quirky fashion sense and heart of gold. With her Utahn husband by her side and a Gigi Pip hat on her head ;), she takes on each day creating custom work for her clients and finding the beauty in all things.
If you haven't seen her creations floating around social media yet, you absolutely must check them out here. Follow her on instagram: @celestecclark
What are the roles or hats you lead in your life?
Oh, the many hats we wear in a day! As a stay-at-home business owner, to say a few of the hats I wear are a imaginative creator, a happy wife, home dweller, fashion enthusiast, mountain caller and of course, a day dreamer & believer. The list goes on forever.
Which hat do you find most rewarding?
Alongside being a wife, my most rewarding hat would be my imagination hat. I sometimes feel mine might be as vivid and colorful as my four year old nieces, but I embrace that! If I didn't get these ideas and creations out of my head & on paper or created them with my hands, I wouldn't be who I am today! My wheels are constantly turning for what's the next unique & original thing I could paint, or the next fun outfit I can put together that most people wouldn't normally do. I'm proud to say that everything I do and make is from my own imagination, so that I can inspire others to do the same!
What hats do you find are most challenging and what do you do to embrace them?
Being your own boss and solely creating & selling your own content can be the biggest blessing and the biggest challenge at the same time. It is completely out of my comfort zone to paint or make something I pour my entire heart into and then be vulnerable and show it to the world in hopes they may love it too. There's something really special about these challenging processes that encourages to me be a better business owner every day.
What hats are least known about you?
I would say my adoration for animals. I was raised on a farm my entire life and we owned all types of birds, dogs, farm animals, you name it. I really grew to love and learn about every walk of life and find the beauty in every creature. I mean, who doesn't cry happy tears every time they bottle-feed a baby goat? ...Just me? Probably, haha!
Who or what inspires you?
Besides my love for the outdoors and experiencing the beautiful wonders of the world - I always have to say my husband inspires me. He truly is my peanut butter to my jelly. I would be no where in my business if he wasn't alongside me, encouraging me to reach my goals. One day, he walked in my office and handed me a sheet of paper that had a giant list written on it and I asked what it was for, and he says "it's your goal list of the week!". Not a lot of people believe being an artist can be a real full-time job, but thankfully because of my support system, I have defeated those odds people swore I'd never break. Thanks to my forever best friend.