We had the good fortune of connecting with Erica Copeland and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Erica, why did you pursue a creative career?
My family has always been a medical field type of family, yet we all have a very artist side. The Medical part was pushed a little more for the career setting though. I excelled in science classes, even went through Medical Academy before the start of Covid-19, thinking I wanted to be a surgeon. I was obviously wrong. Covid allowed me to think about myself and realize what I actually enjoy is art. I had a strong connection to photography, fashion, etc. and I was good at it as well. I decided to take up a Fashion Major at SCAD and because I already took photography in high school, I made my minor something different. Needless to say, I pursued an art career because its what I enjoy and anything else wouldn’t be truthful to myself.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’ve been creating all sorts of art before the idea of an art career was even an idea. I’ve dabbled in all sorts of mediums from digital, graphic design, photography, modeling, traditional such as painting and drawing, and sewing. Theres a lot going on. I am mostly excited about my sewing path and seeing how far that will go. I’m excited to see what fun pieces I will craft in the future. I honestly want to say I just followed what I thought was best and if I saw something that intrigued me or that I liked, I took it up. Some things were easy and some not so much. A lot of what I did was self taught until I attended college. The whole graphic design, digital art, and sewing portion of my life, I started at a really young age and relied on youtube tutorials to get an understanding of things. I learned that there are a lot of things you can do on your own but you just have to put the work into it. I feel like today we rely on others to do a lot for us and don’t realize they had to learn how to do that specific tasks the same way you have to learn. It will honestly save you a lot in the long run and up your skill set.
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.
Atlanta always as a sweet spot in my heart, but my most recent trip that I absolutely loved was Houston, Texas. Theres so much to do there and so many great things to try. Just like last time, we’d be staying in China Town to enjoy all of the delicious foods and events. This is perfect because China Town is just a short drive away from everything else. We’d definitely hit up a few art museums and exhibits, the beach, some fun local businesses that provide activities, and the mall. I honestly feel like the mall is the most exciting part coming from someone who loves to shop. Theres so much to do there and so many stores. I thought I was done exploring the mall just to find out theres a whole separate half to it!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
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