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Rising Stars: Meet Erin Roberts

Today we’d like to introduce you to Erin Roberts.

Hi Erin, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
One night summer evening, I was around a bone fire with friends. We were discussing life and purpose, which typically would not be the topic of discussion, but we were in the thick of the 2020 pandemic. The question “what would you do right now if it wasn’t for money? For pure joy?” Without hesitation, I answered, art. I would create something with my hands and my heart. The following weeks I put my head in the clouds and started creating stickers, notepads, and other print items. I opened my shop in September of 2020 and never looked back. Now I can’t imagine my life without my shop as a creative outlet, which is much needed since I have a full-time job working for NASA and a mother of two kids under four.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Like most artists, I really don’t like bookeeping. My brain just refuses accounting, but good thing my husband is my ying to my yang and loves keeping the books straight. Another struggle has been balance. Balance between working full time, being a wife and mother of two and staying inspired to create.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I’m most proud of creating pieces that are fun and beautiful but also functional. For example, my toddler shoe stickers that actually work!!! It was an idea that I thought would be a fun little project but then turned into something amazing! The stickers are placed into kids’ shoes to make sure they place them on the correct feet.

What was your favorite childhood memory?
Anything about traveling, the beach, the mountains, all of it. I was able to travel a lot as a kid, and I think seeing the world young opened my eyes and mind to the possibilities of life.

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