We had the good fortune of connecting with Chelsey Bolden and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chelsey, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
I’ve learned. There’s nothing wrong with giving up. it’s just as important and keeping rhythm. you cannot climb higher or more swift without dropping weight that holds you back. I abandoned many paths, people , plans, that I could not see myself prosperous and happy with in the long term. So no there is nothing wrong with giving up that which does now let your prosper.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I fluctuate with my art. I am torn between the past and the future. It would be of futuristic themes or timeless nostalgia, and dark romance. Sometimes of psychedelia and abstraction. Really is just whatever manifest from inspiration, my hopes and my desires. I’d say I’m most proud of being able to provide and fulfill a rare expression for other people. I am here because of passions and prosper because of persistence and love. because I have a constant need to create beautiful things in every way and the support of so many. so many I have not even met but are always there. Challenges are easy if find them to be fun. Do you know that challenging things don’t last forever so it’s best to see them as entertaining. I guess I could say that I have learned that I am not alone as much as I lead myself to feel. nothing is really stopping you but yourself and there is no right way Of doing things. And for the world to know of me? That I’m not done.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Let’s say that this hypothetical friend likes the same things I do. I would take them to dinner at Tiger Den. it’s one of my favorite Ramen spots in Houston. Perhaps a charming cocktail at the secret garden, or glass of mead at the heights beer garten. Karaoke and rounds of video games at Neil’s Bhar. A walk within the Museum of fine arts. And evening of dance at Numbers or Etro nightclub. They’re the only places I know that cater to the gothic community. I personally would just like a peaceful lounge about in a cemetery. I’ve grown quite fond with my walks and sketch sessions in Glenwood.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
many deserve recognition. I could not name them all. I really couldn’t.