Meet Daisy of Daisy Faith Art! We are obsessed with her bright and colorful artwork and asked her some questions to get the inside scoop on her business. Here is what she had to say!
What inspired you to start your business?
I’ve always been an artist. From a young age, my mom would say there was never a safe piece of blank paper in the house as I’d draw all over it. I’ve been painting for over 15 years and 2 years ago I took over a paint and sip brick and mortar business and grew that business tremendously over 2 short years. I’ve dabbled in selling my art as a hobby for many, many years but never knew how to create a career out of it but thanks to social media and the internet and my grown confidence after successfully running a brick and mortar store I jumped into making Daisy Faith Art a destination for colorful, original paintings that make people smile.
What advice would you give a student or aspiring entrepreneur?
I would say come up with something that’s unique and quality and practice and practice. Once you feel like you have something that you won’t get sick of producing and you’re passionate about, put it out there. Take business classes and learn the online world and be patient. Nothing happens overnight even if it appears it does.
How has social media influenced or helped your business? Do you have an example?
A customer found me via my Facebook page out of the blue and she’s now bought 4 pieces from me. I hadn’t paid any ad money. She just somehow found me. That was great!
Who do you admire and why?
There’s so many awesome artists online I admire. Teil Duncan comes to mind. Her business is so huge! I also really love Amanda Evanston. Amanda is the queen of flowers and a lovely person.
What is next for your business?
I’m in the midst of selling my brick and mortar business to move back to North Carolina to be closer to family. I plan on focusing on my painting business full time where the cost of living is lower than California (where I’ve been living for a decade). I’m also collaborating with amazing people and look forward to more of that this year.
Thanks so much, Daisy!