We had the good fortune of connecting with Hannah Mooney and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Hannah, why did you pursue a creative career?
Long before I had taken my first breath, the provision of my life had already been designed by the first creative known to man. My mother tells the story of me as a little girl asking if God would let me paint rainbows in heaven. Even though I haven’t been hired for the job yet (nor had an interview), I have been called to create in the world we live in now. Throughout my existence of creating; the pinnacle is reflecting who the Messiah is in myself. My creation has traveled from the mountain peaks in my heart, down to the dungeons in my soul. Each piece taking me on an adventure, teaching me lessons of the person I aspire to be for myself and others. My purpose longs to build bridges between the hearts of all creation to gain a better understanding of the question we ask ourselves…. “What on Earth am I here for?”
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Traveling to experience different cultures has had a big influence on my work and expression. As a fresh high school graduate leaving my home to live paint at ski resorts in California, was the beginning of my desire to experience everything life had to offer. A few years later moving across the ocean to Australia, living out of my van and live painting with musicians on the beaches. The jungle, ocean and people welcoming me into a lifestyle I had never seen before. Teaching me the only way to wisdom is laying down fear of the unknown. That has truly allowed my work to grow with me.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Living in Wyoming now comes with few recommendations from a small town, but would journey to the mountains and rivers ending the day with swing dancing and a good brewery!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The healing of my child artist took place reading “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron. Not only was I then able to recognize those who had supported my dream such as teachers, family and friends. But found I was waiting on me to believe in myself all along.