Bright, bubbly and spirited are all words that come to mind when speaking of Steph from Okitssteph / Foxglove Collections. Specializing in mandala drawings and immersed in her artwork, Steph creates multiple items where her artwork is displayed from phone covers, lighters to tattoos. Check this bossbabe out!
Stephanie – OKITSSTEPH / FOXGLOVE COLLECTIVE
WHAT DO YOU MAKE/SELL? TELL US ABOUT YO’ SELF
I am an artist that specializes in drawing mandalas and sacred geometry work. I dabble in some jewelry making but my main focus is making unique handmade treasures that contain my art. I love creating and pretty much just day dream all day long while I draw of possible things I can mash with my art!
HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD YOUR BUSINESS?
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
I actually started out by making bracelets in the park on my days off from work. That turned into a hobby jewelry online shop that allowed be to slowly work less and less and work more on myself and my art. It has now blossomed into me being able to focus and do what I love to do which is create art and pretty things.
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOUR WORK?
Seeing other empowered women doing what they love to do. When I see that passion and drive in someone else and see their eyes light up when they talk about what they are doing it literally ignites this fire inside me and pumps me up to continuing working at and doing what I love to do.
WHAT DO YOU DREAM FOR YOUR BUSINESS IN THE FUTURE?
I would love to become fully immersed in the art scene here in Calgary, to take part in local art shows or to even have art installations created within the city is a big dream of mine.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM AND WHY?
Instagram by FAR. Being a visual artist I can use that social platform to show my followers what I am doing or current projects I am working one. I feel that I can connect better with my customers and friends in a visual way.
HOW DO YOU PICK YOURSELF UP WHEN THINGS GO WRONG?
That is something that I have a hard time doing and anytime that happens I find myself coping in different ways. A big thing that helps me is the love and support that is here with the other boss ladies. Knowing that we are all going through the ups and downs of being business owners together makes me feel a lot better. Coming from a city where there wasn’t a whole ton of support in that sense it is a big change and has helped me grow and overcome some rough times. Plus my boy helps too. We both work from home and are our own cheerleaders. If it wasn’t for him I would be wasting away netflixing on the couch.
WHAT’S ONE THING NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT YOU? GIVE US AN INTERESTING FACT!
I managed to live in 3 provinces in the span of 6 months and covered almost all of Canada in a car. Long road trips are my jam. 😀
IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPER POWER WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Teleportation… cause why hasn’t science figured that out already. I want to go everywhere, see everything and get there by blinking. OBVIOUSLY would only use these powers for good cause as I was writing this I could see how this would be a very sneaky power to have hahahaha.
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