We had the good fortune of connecting with Jessica Prezkuta and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jessica, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Wandering Art Co. was inspired by my passion for preserving National Parks and Forests, while also creating art that encapsulates the heart of a wanderlust. Over time, it has become an outlet for me to explore beauty through my creativity. I now use Wandering Art Co. for creating Moonlit Kits. Moonlit Kits hold original art, as well as basic tools needed for a New Moon meditation. Anything I do through Wandering Art Co. is meant for every wandering heart who desires to truly know beauty.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Wandering Art Co. donates 10% of all sales to National Parks and Forests. Since it is my passion to continue preserving these, all sales contribute to this. When I paint, I aim to convey the heart of a message. With my Moonlit Kits, I take time to meditate and pull a Tarot card in order to intuitively draw upon the energy of the New Moon every month. Then, I create my kits with stones, essential oils, and an original drawing in order to invite others into the same energy.
Being an artist who is trying to create a business with it is not easy. My outlet for reaching others is social media, which has its positives and negatives. Social media gives me a platform to reach people I otherwise wouldn’t, but it is a whole other world (one in which my mind doesn’t always comply). I find the competition piece difficult since I am not a competitive person. What happens, then, is that my work doesn’t get a lot of attention. However, I have found that the more I put my heart into my pieces, the more that others connect with it. I’d like to think that the same parts of nature, or beauty, that have moved me, will also move others.
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?
I would first take them to go camping in Granby. The lake there is beautiful, the scenery is incredible, and the town has cute shops and fun restaurants and bars to go visit. Then, of course, I’d take them to the beautiful city of Denver and show them all the places I used to recognize before it grew so rapidly. We would have brunch at Tamayo and then wander around the city. I would make sure to find a baseball or football game (depending on the time of year) to take them to, as well as a magical show at Red Rocks. Lastly, they would need to see the Botanical Gardens and the Butterfly Pavilion before they leave!
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 owe a lot of my creative magic to the wisdom of Tracey Lanham. She has believed in me, inspired me, and taught me all I know about the magic of our world.
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Photo Credit for the Welton Room photo: Arianna Daddio Photo Credit for Sedona: Dorie Fleming