SPOTLIGHT | Christine Giles
I have known Christine almost my entire life and throughout that time I have been in consistent awe of her creativity, her individuality and her abundance of love. This woman has impacted my life in major ways and I credit her with passing on to me self-confidence, bravery, freedom to belt songs out because I have a voice and can use it, writing words on walls, and even just to let loose and think outside the box. Christine continues to dig deep and create along the way. I am THRILLED to share her words with you!
How would you describe yourself?
I would describe myself as classically edgy. I love wearing ultra short hairstyles, wearing chunky-bling jewelry and looking like no one else. I love tattoo's you can't see, and being the cool mom who writes notes in lunches everyday. I am lover, a supporter, a confrontation avoid-er, a survivor and a fighter.
What role does creativity play in your life?
It plays a HUGE role in my life and I credit my creativity with saving my life. I am able to think on my feet, I have a solution for everything. I've succeeded in my career for unique ideas and creativity. I am a super cool mom because I am creative, Best Halloween Costumes, homemade pencil cases, wicked teacher gifts, and tutus for every occasion fun lunches and Pinterest shaming birthday parties.
What are you currently working / focused on?
I am currently working on some birthday shirts, home reno's, and a matching dress for me and my daughter for an up coming wedding. I love to use water color at night to relax which watching TV. I just need to be doing something creative it is a great outlet especially for my mental health
What was the last book/movie/podcast etc. that left an impression on you?
'What the Health' on Netflix scared me and I didn't know what to buy in groceries for a week.
What advice would you give to other creatively driven people?
Creatively driven people need an outlet. I suffer with a Mental Health Issues, this is the first time I am admitting it publicly. I need creativity in my life to relax and center me. I get enjoyment and health from being creative. Pick up the brush, grab the pen, dust off the sewing machine just let your creative juices flow. You'll never be upset you did it.