October's
Blooming Talent of the Month
Ciani Jayde

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How is your talent/business blooming?

My business is blooming beautifully. Flourishing by all the love, encouragement, support, and care from an array of appreciated sources.

Who is someone you admire in your field?

I admire a local artist, Remy Balo. He encouraged and supported my work when I had nothing to show,  purely off the strength of believing all art is work to be seen, to be shared. The nudge he gave me, opened the door to so so much and I am forever grateful.

How would you best describe your creative mission? 

My creative mission has always been emitting emotions from readers and now viewers of my art. Whether it's empathizing with a character in a short story or flash fiction narrative to making your own interpretation of chosen hues and brush strokes on a canvas.

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What inspired you to walk in this particular path?

My inspiration behind choosing to create is making my most overwhelming thoughts tangible. What started as metaphors, similes, and comma heavy descriptions of what I see, hear, smell, taste, and touch . . . Became saturated pieces of everything my imagery, personification, and prose could only dream of capturing in full.

What was your biggest challenge when you started?

My biggest challenge starting out was knowing when to step back from my work and breathe. I'd get so overwhelmed by what I wanted to see, what I thought I should've made, as opposed to appreciating what I'd created to the best of my capability at that time.

What is the proudest moment in your journey so far?

My proudest moment so far is pushing past my anxiety in new circumstances. I create then share even while feeling small or I don't belong, pushing myself out of my comfort zone in spaces that are always so welcoming and kind. 

Please share some words of wisdom with our readers.

" Love what you do; Do what you love. " — Wayne W. Dyer . . . This is a quote that's stuck with me for as long as I could remember. I firmly belong what you put in is what you give out, and if you love what you create, the process of, and how it makes you feel all the while . . . Then it'd be impossible to fail.

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What city are you based in?

Brooklyn, NY

What is your type of artistry/business?

I am a literary and visual artist.

How long have you been in this field?

I've been a writer for over a decade and delved into painting during the pandemic.