Well we are still here, a year later after starting Artnois, a very scary venture for both Jess and I but we are super proud we’ve even made it this far.
We’d like to take this chance to tell you guys a bit about the roller coaster ride we’ve been on since committing to exposing artists from around the world. Artnois sprouted as a handmade traveling booth that would pop up in local venues selling random artwork, from paintings, to handmade wallets. Soon after meeting so many inspired artists, we ourselves were motivated to take it to the next step. Sure we loved the actual art making but acknowledging all the amazing work and passionate artists made us want to help others appreciate it as much as we did. We were both working and going to school at the time but yet we jumped on the idea of having an online magazine be our vehicle for a sense of community.
Truth is, part of the time we are pulling our hair stressing and staying up till the crack of dawn trying to bring you what we could.
However, when we talk to artists and listen to their stories of what art and music is for them and when everything about that person exudes passion and inspiration for doing what they do…well, it’s hard to ignore that. It makes us feel like there is so much more importance to life than the daily battles and that no matter how hard it may be, the relationships we establish and the lesson’s we learn make it all worth it. As cliché as it may sound, we’ve learned that life really is what you make of it and that if you never try, you will simply never know. We have to apply ourselves 100% in all we do and believe in it otherwise we can’t say we tried. This perhaps is one of the most expressed feelings we’ve received from the artists we’ve met. For this reason, we strive to represent artists who are positive and inspire others to think outside the box and truly show life what they are made of.
We want to thank all the artists who have contributed their time and their work along with everyone else who help make Artnois possible.
We included a short recap of what we’ve covered since starting our magazine. Hope you enjoy.
-Magda Becerra & Jessy Meraz Artnois Founders
p.s. We invite you to sing along with us.