We had the good fortune of connecting with Shiela Pepping and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shiela, as a parent, what do you feel is the most meaningful thing you’ve done for them?
Being present, being a parent is so much more than just growing a baby or planting the seed. I believe one of the most important things to do for your children is to be there for them. I prefer to surround my son and daughter with a healthy environment filled with love and the path to success. Along with children, being a parent is also getting past the obstacles in your way, teching your children the difference between good and bad is the key to a healthy future. Children will not learn without us being present!
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.
I am no professional, just an ordinary artist who enjoys painting, drawing, colouring, and scrapbooking, etc. you name it; and an amateur photographer who loves capturing the special moments at home and during family gatherings, along with nature photography of animals and plants or flowers, scenery photography of the landscape and all that surrounds us. I am still on my long journey to success, this path has not been an easy one but as long as you keep a keen interest in what you love most you will succeed.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
A mom’s night out with the Bestie, a trip to Boston Pizza for a great meal and then off to watch a favourite movie, drinks at Amigos and some dancing. Family fun at the museum then a trip to the pool. Head up to the ski hill for some fun on the mountain. Craft making at home, drinking coffee and making memories. Taking loads of family photos together and printing them to fill more photo frames. Foot and Hand prints of kids, homemade playdough to play with. Wii games and snack nights with our favourite movies.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My highschool Art/Photography teacher deserves recognition. Along with my mother who worked so hard to raise my brothers and I.