We had the good fortune of connecting with Deangela Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Deangela, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I see risk as a unconventional opportunity to pass or fail. As humans we are so afraid to fail that we tend not to take a chance with things from our relationship to overall life. We tend to conditioned ourselves to be afraid of trying new things. During my adulthood I’ve been retraining my mind to take those risky opportunities because I’m too curious to still wonder about that moment if I didn’t. Some of the risks I’ve taken have been great others not as much. But that’s the beauty in just trying and going for it . Risks can be encouraging moments if you just try it out! I once was scared to share my art with others but it was worth the risk to share because I’ve sold art since then. Stop doubting yourself! Being modest and self doubt are two different things don’t get them confused! You got this 🥰
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My art is adaptable and can be emotional. I am still working on my style as a artist. But lately I’ve been painting my feelings and or commissions for clients. I feel like my art is 3D because it makes you feel something. I got where I am today by trying my best to stay consistent and present on social media. Always promote yourself and your craft. It’s not a easy process as far building clients and keeping clients. I just keep painting and posting and your time will come. Shipping has been a struggle for me being a one woman show for now but I’m working on getting better with that. The lessons I’ve learned about artistry don’t worry as much about it being perfect as a artist or making pretty art. Sometimes you just have to trust your brush. I want to world to just hear my art. I’m seen often but I never really feel like people here me. With my art there is no choice but to listen.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Honestly, no where. Not many places where I currently live since I’ve moved to South Carolina.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to shoutout three special people who have helped me in more ways than one ! First, Momma Jones , my mom has been my day supporter and fan since day one. From my background dancing career to modeling to fashion design school to artistry! She has been encouraging me all along the way. She is one of the reasons I grind the way I do. And she believes in me more than I believe in myself at times. Since a kid she always reassured me I’m talented! So I Thank you Tangela Jones there’s no one like you and very grateful to have you as a mother. My second is my fiancé Kyle Houston. He has been a big supporter of all that I do. Thank you for all the rides to different gigs. All your patience with me and my lifestyle. We grown so much together in life and fashion together and and it’s been a blessing having you apart of the journey ❤️. Next, is Jamie Rivers I met her through a mutual friend and we connected asap after our first shoot together. Jamie is a awesome photographer Houston based and the way she use those lens still amazes me after every shot. She is so humble and talented. I’m thankful to met and actually have a friendship with such a dope soul🙏🏾. Thanks for catching your girl angles every time!
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