31 Days of SMA: I Hope to Make the World More Fabulous Through Art

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Day 16 of 31

This is Hanna Eide’s story:

My name is Hanna, and I’m a digital artist. I use Adobe Photoshop to do my artwork, using images from the internet that are labeled for reuse and modification.

I sell my artwork through my online store fabqueensart.com. I also sell Zazzle products, such as T-shirts, jewelry, and tote bags, with my artwork. I do custom artwork, too, where I take requests from individuals, bands, etc.

I started doing digital art during my freshman year of high school, and took three years of digital art classes. After high school, I stopped doing digital art to pursue other things, like criminal forensics and web development.

After getting my web development certificate from Santa Rosa Junior College, I did freelance web development for a few years but it didn’t satisfy me in the end because of the lulls in between projects.

So, I decided to return to digital art — just for fun at first, and then I thought I could make a career out of it. My first business name was Hanna Banana’s Art Life.

After a couple of months of launching the business, I started following a girl, Jennifer, on Instagram who ran a business selling Monat products. At first, I started using the hair products that Jennifer suggested. After I had used the products, I asked Jennifer about the business side of Monat. I wanted to start making some real money to move out of my parents’ house and travel the world. Even though Monat didn’t give me the financial freedom I was looking for, I grew personally so much from the personal development the company had me do.

Now that I’m working on advertising my art business (on Instagram @fabqueen17) and going after my dreams full on, I feel like I’m making the world more fabulous through my art.

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