We had the good fortune of connecting with Sara Field and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sara, why did you pursue a creative career?
I’ve always been a creative person, even as a child. But in about 2017/2018 I was struggling with my mental health and I just started painting. Then a few months later my fiancé and I went to a market with our skateboard brand, Dirty Coast Skateboards, and I saw artists set up, hanging out and selling their art. I was instantly inspired by a few of those artists to just run with my work. Though I do maintain a 9-5 job during the week, I do still find time to paint with my fiancé and our friends, which gives me even more motivation to keep pushing forward and creating what I love. I also make candles, metaphysical bath and beauty products, and so much more. I also co own a clothing line with my fiancé called Hierba Vida.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My biggest piece of advice for ANY artist is this: When mixing paint to get a specific color, make more than enough. Like too much. Because you may run out of it and then you spend even more time and waste more paint to try and match it again haha.

But in all seriousness, it takes going to art markets and pop ups, investing time (and in most cases so much money) and your heart into what you love to do or create and just run with it. Listen to the advice of creatives around you, but keep your eyes open. You have to be consistent and work hard. If you don’t put in the work, you can’t enjoy the rewards.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Wow, there’s so many places. First, I’d say go check out Frank’s Pizza downtown. For great live music, cool bartenders, and good drinks, Acadia Bar and Grill on 1960 is perfect. There’s also the White Swan Live in the east end on Navigation, I’ll always feel at home there, I love it. Color Factory near downtown is an awesome interactive sensory exhibit, I went and it was so fun! They have an adult sized ball pit! Hungry Farmer on Crosstimbers is the best BBQ place in Houston, hands down.

Hubcap Grill has some bomb burgers and they even make their own sodas!
The last place is like to mention is Alva Graphics on N Main St near Hogan close to downtown. They’re my top stop for art supplies such as acrylic, oil, aerosol paint, tons of paint markers, canvases, and so, so much more. Seriously 10/10 recommend all these places!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There are quite a few people who deserve some recognition for having inspired, helped, and sometimes pushed me to become a better artist. My fiancé, Boots (@boots_adh), Angel (@angelstrange_artistry), Master K (@master.k), Eugene (@im_a_gene_yes), our friend @w3r3on3, Lisette (@split.rex), and Mrs Alva and Mr Dave from Alva Graphics Art Supply (@alva_graphics). These dear friends and family have motivated me to keep creating. I love all of you.

Website: https://lovebud713.bigcartel.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lovebud_713/

Image Credits
@boots_adh @lovebud_713

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