Us here at #BOSSBABE recently had a fun virtual chat with L.A. based artist and street art diva, Sand. You may have noticed her art decorating the streets of Los Angeles, flooding timelines on Instgram or being praised by people like Betsey Johnson. Sand’s art has a very animated and girly touch to it that makes it pop and hard to forget.
Do you do anything special in the morning when you wake up to be this badass?
I check my emails. I call my shipping girl, Claudia, to make sure she’s on point. I pet my dog. I make a smoothie. I close my eyes. Breathe. I think boss shit like “What’s my goal for today? Tomorrow? All week?” Then I begin my day. All personal feelings get stored in a tiny box.
Artists get a bad wrap for just being romantics with a paint brush and unrealistic goals, how do you respond to those people?
I’m more of a business woman, then a romantic and finally an artist. I don’t believe in being a starving artist. I have starved and I will never go back. Chanel, red wine, endless money and red bottoms forever!
Have you found that being a young female artist helps or hurts your way to success?
It’s bias. Everyone tells me there’s “enough time”. All I see is I’m young and I want it now. There’s no time. If you keep being comfortable and hiding behind your youth, you will age waiting. I want to be young and successful. You will always be younger than the elders in the game you’re in. Don’t let that be your comfort. Get it done.
A shy, talented girl wants to be artist too but she’s extremely afraid of the criticisms. also-her parents would flip. What advice do you have for her?
Cut the bullshit and get it done. Shyness never took anyone anywhere. Be scared and stay mediocre.Be fearless. Keep opening doors. Create success and live a dream that becomes a reality with every step you take. Be outspoken. Be confident. It’s all inside of you. It’s a mentality. Believe you are a boss and you will own what’s in front of you.
Who do you listen to or read when you’re feeling low?
I go on Youtube and search for motivational videos. I look at successful people’s traits. I watch TEDTalk videos on life experiences and ask successful people around me questions. I believe that the four people you hang out with the most is who you will become. Be selfish with your years. Cut loose losers. Only walk with ambitious positive move makers. If you walk with mediocre individuals that complain and believe nothing is possible then you will become like them. You can do it all!
What’s the motto you live by?
Figure it out!!
What should all the Sand Fans be expecting next from your brilliance?
Well… lots of new clothing, art and products. Pillows, socks, underwear, shower curtains, toilet paper. Whatever I can think of. I will become the Hello Kitty-Coco Chanel of art.
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