We had the good fortune of connecting with Krystle Ceasar and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Krystle, what matters most to you?
Quality is the most important value to me. I strive to provide my best quality of work in all that I do, whether it be painting, photography, or graphic design. I view my work as a reflection of me, as an individual and my brands. Moreover, it must represent quality, authenticity, and integrity. Quality doesn’t always mean perfection. Quality also means making a positive impact on someone’s life, as a result of giving your all to their problem. It means losing hours of sleep trying to find a solution for the thing that keeps them up at night as well. I value being an asset to others. We each have a unique purpose(s) that we must fulfill in order to help us expand as a collective. Whether that means adding value by being a good listener, creating art that helps empower others like you, or helping a new entrepreneur build their brand. It is pertinent that I do my best to add value to any creative endeavors I take on.
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 a visual representation of my spiritual journey and path to self discovery. Many years prior, I’d experimented with different mediums and styles of traditional art, but I didn’t feel connected to the work I was creating. As mentioned earlier, it is important for me to feel as if I’m adding value to the world. A few years ago, I had an epiphany about the type of art I should create. I was Divinely inspired to paint about my Spiritual Awakening. I believe everything carries energy, including paintings. Therefore, I’ve set the intention for my paintings to possess positivity, as well as inspire empowerment. Empowerment is a result of consciousness. The more knowledge a person has, the better they can control their reality. I am most proud of my unwavering determination to pursue being a creative entrepreneur. My career has taken many twists, turns, and detours over the years. Today, I am still very far from where I aim to be in my career. Mindset plays a huge role. It is something that I battle with daily. It seems very ironic since my art is all about how believing in one’s self can manifest a beautiful reality. Instead of painting my pain, I choose to paint what I want to manifest. I want to manifest empowerment, freedom, and joy within my life and the lives of my viewers. What we focus on grows. Painting allows me to focus on my Higher Self, raise my vibration, and allow my Ego to take the back seat.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
There’s so much to do in H-town. This introvert hasn’t experienced most of the fun, but here’s some of my favorite spots: 1. Tout Suite- Their macarons are heavenly, the food is great, and I love the aesthetic and environment. 2. Sawyer yards-I’ve met some pretty cool artists there. The vibe on Second Saturdays is dope. 3. The Rothko Chapel- For a relaxing meditation 4. Axelrad- Grab a cauliflower pizza from Luigi’s, a beer, and enjoy a live band on the lawn. 5. The MFAH- Free admission on Thursdays 6. Velvet Taco- Because I love tacos, and their tacos are nothing short of amazing. 7. The Cockrell Butterfly Center
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Firstly, I would like to give a huge virtual hug to everyone who has shown any level of support to any of my businesses. I greatly appreciate everyone who has purchased my art, hired me as their photographer, trusted me with creating designs for their brands, as well as all who provide encouragement via social media shares, likes, and comments. I would also like to give Special Shoutouts to a couple of people who have contributed to my growth as an artist, photographer, and human being. Monica Cchay, thank you for being an amazing friend, Soul Sister, and art mentor. Monica taught me how to paint with acrylics, while we were in undergrad at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She uplifted me when I felt like giving up on painting. It’s so crazy to reflect back on a time when I thought I’d never be a painter. I am ever so grateful for the value that you continue to add to my life, both spiritually and creatively. Chad Sanders, thank you for being a supportive partner and photography mentor. The distinctive growth of my photography work really exhibits how awesome of a teacher you are. One of the things I love about you is how you sow seeds into others, and don’t view other photographers as competition. Chad has helped many improve their photography skills. His passion for photography and eagerness to help others succeed is astounding. Connect with these beautiful people: Monica : https://www.instagram.com/ghtbns
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