Episode from the podcastThe Artsy Now Show: Creative Entrepreneur Maniacs!

46: How to Leave Your Job for Arts and Crafts with Miabo Enyadike

Released Monday, 24th November 2014
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Miabo Enyadike is the Artrepreneur in the spotlight today. She is an international artist, a qualified interior decorator, an art blogger, an author and an awardee of the Ford Foundation Prize and grant for Contemporary Art by the Nigeria Art Institute Terrakulture, in Lagos Nigeria.

She found herself overwhelmed with all the creative art requests she was receiving from her other co-workers, and she established enough business to break away from the job and create full time. She's a creative mastermind through and through, and her interview is incredibly inspirational. Check it out!

Summary of Show:

Here are the highlights of my funky conversation with Miabo:

04:12 : A peek on her journey so far: leaving high school at the age of 16, wanting to be a lawyer but not meeting the requirements, ending up being admitted for arts in a university and graduating with honors, working in an oil industry only to end up going back to being an artist and opening a gallery, / 09:17 : How it felt leaving the oil industry after her boss asked her to focus on her art, / 13:25 : Starting with small decorative paintings, moving to handmade card-making, gradually moving to gift tags and then finally adding in recycling in her line up of crafts, / 22:47 : The message her artwork conveys including people being able to do all things through recycled arts, being creative from within through her drawings and paintings and the overall message she wants to share on how she goes about her creations, and / 26:05: How to go about an art exhibit without having a gallery, without knowing anybody and just armed with flyers and social media.

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