Jessica Johns, Artist of the Month
She was raised in Montana and has been married to her high school sweetheart for 19 years. Jessica says she’s a proud baseball mom to her two sons and loves to laugh.
Jessica has always loved art, even as a little girl. “I would choose blank paper and crayons over a coloring book because I wanted to draw my own picture. I love that there are no rules in art! Art does not shut you in a box and tell you how to be or what to create. You can be your most unique and true self and share that with the world with a pen or paintbrush. That inspires me,” she explains.
Last year, she made the decision to step into the art she has been creating her whole life and pursue it as a business.
Jessica names Michelle Obama as an influential figure. “I love her commitment to staying true to who she is and what she stands for, no matter what. She tells it like it is, doesn’t hide her personality and fights for things I also believe in!”
Her personal mentors are drawn from many places in her life who have shown her how to love, how to show up for each other, and how to be kind and fair.
“The MOB has been such a great wealth of resources and connections for me. I officially joined the alliance this year and it was a fantastic decision! Not only is it inspirational to see other women, other moms, going after their goals, but everyone cheers you on, reaches out to help when you need it and is there to celebrate your success with you,” she explains.
“When you’re passionate about something, don’t let doubt get in the way of creating! Don’t let people tell you what you can’t do, how you need to dress, how you need to act, or what you can’t say or stand up for that you truly believe in! Don’t let anyone dim your spark or shut you into a box of mediocrity and sameness. Be fiercely you and stand up for yourself!”
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