Name: Mary Margaret Schley Monsees
City: Savannah, Georgia
Real Job: Working on that…
Side Hustle: Artist
How did you get started: I am literally just starting! They say there is magic in beginnings but right now it just feels scary. After working for creatives in corporate environments for five years, I’m longing to take control and be the creative myself. I’ve painted my entire life and am inspired by all the young women I know personally and those I watch from afar succeeding in the art world.
When/where: I am currently renting a small studio in an art center here in Savannah.
Greatest supporter: My husband, Sanders. He believes in me more than I believe in myself.
Greatest source of inspiration: “What could I accomplish if my desire to succeed was greater than my fear of failure?”
Side Hustle Dreams: In my dreams, I am able to sell my art and paint full-time. I would also be collaborating with other creatives (interior designers, potters, graphic designers, chefs, you name it …) to make beautiful things.