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Q&A with Catie St. Jacques

This month’s artwork is by Kelowna, BC based mostly illustrator, Catie St. Jacques. Catie describes herself as “a mellow particular person with a reverence for all times.”

About this month’s theme, she says, “Gratitude adjustments all the pieces. Feeling and expressing gratitude expands my consciousness and shifts my perspective. I think about it radiating from my coronary heart, guiding me by means of life and making its means into all the pieces that I are available contact with.”

For just a little extra about Catie, here is a brief Q&A.

The place is residence for you?

Kelowna, BC, Canada.

What’s your definition of a profitable life?

To get up on a regular basis having fun with what I do, with a wholesome physique and thoughts, spending time with the folks I like. 



Describe your good day.

Exploring the nice outside, feeling the sunshine and a cool breeze, shifting my physique, consuming nutritious and scrumptious meals, having fun, experiencing a peaceable thoughts. Feeling the rapture of being alive.

How did you get into design?

It was by means of a advertising and marketing job I had at an artwork centre. My boss needed to create {a magazine} for the centre, however we didn’t have anybody to create it (and no finances), I’d at all times been a artistic particular person, however wasn’t too conversant in the design applications. My companion Dustin is a graphic designer and taught me what I wanted to know to get the job performed, and I noticed I favored it far more than advertising and marketing, so I continued studying and exploring. I stop my job in 2020 to pursue freelance graphic design.


The place do you discover inspiration?

Inspiration is throughout. I consider there’s a artistic pressure inside all issues; it’s all artwork. Spending time in nature normally permits me to tune into my creativity, and listening to music actually opens me up.

What’s your dream design mission?

To date, it’s all been a dream. I simply really feel so grateful that I make a dwelling this manner. Actually, it journeys me out that that is my job.

Which designers or thinkers affect/encourage you?

My influences change commonly. I’ll randomly come throughout somebody or a method of design. I get obsessive about it for some time after which I’m onto one thing completely different. I’ve a tough time selecting favourites. There’s means an excessive amount of magnificence on the market to slender it down. 

What was the inspiration behind this design?

In most of my designs, my intention is to share power. The inspiration for many of my work comes from the non secular realm. I used to be listening to numerous Ram Dass once I made this one.

In what methods does the theme of Gratitude play out in your life?

Typically, I’m an anxious particular person susceptible to stress. Shifting my power from a fearful way of thinking to a loving one is essential for my psychological well being. The most effective methods to shift my power is thru gratitude. Whether or not it’s counting my blessings, going to the gymnasium, mountain climbing, paddle boarding, listening to music, having a deep and significant dialog, gratitude manages to make its means into my life ultimately. I normally must chill out, discover my centre and all the pieces falls again into place. 


In the mean time, what’s your favourite…

Coloration: Peach

Meals: Vegan Tacos

Track: Golden Clouds – The Orb That includes Lee Scratch Perry 

Quote: “The cave you concern to enter holds the treasure you search.” – Joseph Campbell



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