Why this started...
Hi. I'm Jenice Johnson Williams, founder and owner of Art Is Life Studio. I am a writer and photographer and here is where I get personal so that you will understand what a space like this is and why I opened it in an absolute labor of love.
When I had the words Art Is Life tattooed on my arm many years ago, I was drunk. And like that tattoo, I've been through a lot of transformations from that day. Even then I knew there was a better way to live but I didn't want to see it. Drinking masked all of my spiritual gifts -- mainly empathy. I drank not to feel. I drank to become what I thought was a more fun and appealing version of myself.
This, of course, was/is NOT my spiritual truth.
Years after that day when I stopped drinking I began dreaming of a business where people like me could be creative and grow. I wanted a location where even those who are not in that kind of recovery could discover and expand their gifts. I began to see this dream become reality when I finally opened a space like that almost a year ago.
Every event I host at Art Is Life Studio, or client I work. with is dear to my heart. When you attend something here, you step into what my soul feels, what my heart beats to and how it grows. They aren't just events, or work to me. They are steps toward faith in something greater than what I could imagine and hope to bring to the world. I am thankful that someone wrote the following to me: "I feel inspired and motivated by the short time I spent at your studio. Thank you."
Spirit is always there and reminds me that no matter the numbers, it is worth doing.