Who? My name is Jennifer Carter and I’m 36 years old.
Where? I’m a Carolina girl who has lived in Atlanta and the D.C. area and currently live in Charlotte, North Carolina.
What do you do? By day I’m an adult education instructor and by night I’m an artist and blogger. I call my painting style hip-hop folk art. I love the beauty in simple shapes but also the love-manic of lots of contrasting colors and accidental patterns. Currently I’m painting ladies with big beautiful eyes and wild colorful hair. I’m also a lover of words and putting in my two cents. So I often incorporate inspirational affirmations with a modern twist.
My blog is a natural extension of my journaling and it allows me to chronicle my journey as an artist and spiritual seeker while showcasing my photography and love of fashion and design.
What inspires you? I’m inspired by people who have beat the odds and gone on to fulfill their purpose regardless of what the masses say. I am also incredibly inspired by my 3 year old little boy. As moms (and especially single moms like me) we often put our dreams on the back burner, but I realized early on the only way to teach my son to follow his passion was by following mine. I have learned more about myself since he was born than all my years of trying to find myself. His presence lets me know that the risk is too great to NOT pursue my creative dreams. I want him to grow up knowing it’s not only possible but imperative to handle your business and be lead by your inner compass. Other inspirations: traveling, sitting on my front porch and listening to old people talk about their lives.
Why are you fly? I’m fly because my experiences and slightly to the left, quirky personality allow me to spread a positive message in a colorful and unique way. I’m fly because I’m brutally honest and ask lots of questions. I’m fly because I refuse to let circumstances define my happiness.
Advice: Nurture everything unique and different about you. Follow your intuition even when you don’t know where it’s leading you. AND steer clear of people who don’t believe in you.