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

Hi Tina, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
Since I was young, I knew I was different. While in 3rd grade, I remember the music teacher asking us who are favorite music artists were. My answer? Celine Dion. In hindsight. I realize how different of a child I was, Now as an adult, I see and feel how different I am. I get bored and tired of jobs (never stayed employed for the same employer for long) I like adventure, change, and the beauty that life has to offer. I can’t be confided to a desk or cubical.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I don’t know if my art is considered a real talent yet. But I would like to think it’s one that we may not be aware of yet. Digital art, fashion art, esthetic art. All things that appeal to our eyes the same way that conventional art does.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We would definitely have to go to The Russell at least twice. They have a Love Jones night where people get to do spoken word or recite poetry. On the weekends, its a nice like Caribbean vibe. Hibachi is also a must at Sakura Garden. We would also have to take a drive up to the Lee, Massachusetts outlooks for a shopping spree. For the mind, body and soul portion of her trip, we would take a hike up in Avon and overlook central Connecticut.

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?
I would have to say my mom is my biggest inspiration. Her health issues made a lot of people count her out and label her as someone who would not accomplish all of what she has. Her strong will to get sh*t done is admirable. She never lets a potential obstacle scare her away. She’s innovative, creative, and the sweetest woman you’ll ever meet.

Instagram: signedtinamarie

Image Credits
City of Hartford

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