We had the good fortune of connecting with Yahaira Bautista and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Yahaira, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I pursued an artistic and creative career because this is where I get to be creative with no limits, and gives me the liberty to fully by my spontaneous self. 

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.
Growing up I always dreamed about being someone that would inspire others, I continue to try my best to do so. And even though I still have a long ways to go I hope I have inspired at least one person along the way. I do have to say I am proud of how far along I’ve come. I may not have a lot of followers or viewers but if you ask me, 2 years ago I didn’t even think I would even get 100 followers. So I am proud of that and truly blessed of the people I that got to meet in this journey of mine. It has not been easy, there definitely has been a few obstacles that have pushed me away from pursuing my dreams and goals. But when its something that you truly love, you find yourself right back to it and come back ten times stronger than before. I’ve learned that no matter the obstacles, you need to keep your head up because at the end of the day you are doing this for your own happiness. I would love people to know that my makeup is truly to show the beauty of art and the beauty with in. I strongly encourage those who would like to pursue this career to really go for it and have fun with it, and remember that the creativity is endless!

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?
If my best friends were in town, I would first take them up to Estes Park. It’s one of my favorite places to visit. Them coming from Kansas, well as we all know mountains are something that they don’t get to see everyday. The mountain view of Estes Park is beautiful as well as enjoying the deer walking around town is a plus. Look out mountain so they can appreciate the city of Denver. With it being the holidays I would definitely take them around the city visiting Christmas light shows and much more!

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 would like to dedict this shoutout to all of my followers, my closest friends and of course my husband! They have truly supported me through out this journey. They remind me everyday that I am capable of doing what I do with no limits. Getting random messages from my followers means a lot especially when I want to give up because believe it or not it happens. But reading their messages truly gives me that little push to keep going. So Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

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