name // Nichol Duenes
age // 29
location // Southern California
occupation // Mother & Painter of Flora & Fauna
I think I discovered Nichol's beautiful Instagram feed through one of my many sweet and sincere comments she left on a photo of mine! I clicked her name and spent a good few minutes scrolling through photos of her gorgeous art, adorable children, and overall, taken in by her aesthetic and the way she sees the world! I definitely find inspiration in what she does and who she is. not only is she beautiful on the outside, but I believe she has a heart of gold as well!
1 // what inspires you daily?
I am constantly inspired by the beauty of simple things that surround me daily, from my children to flowers that my mind is always drawn to in a creative way that I taught myself from growing up amongst the wildflower fields and the tall green trees that will forever be apart of me as I live my adult life in California.
2 // tell us about your shop you just opened!
my newly opened shop is called Vintage Cloud Shop. Here you will find artworks of flora and fauna --->> vintagecloudshop.com
3 // you are such a talented artist, how did you discover your creative side and how have you embraced it throughout your life?
I have been painting since I can remember. From a young girl to the present. I've never put that paintbrush down!
4 // you are absolutely gorgeous! what is your family heritage?
mostly Italian and Irish and a little bit of Cherokee American Indian.
5 // what is your favorite part about being a mother?
my absolute favorite about motherhood, is having the freedom to be spontaneous with my children and nurturing each if their personalities in their walk if life.
6 // if you were a tree, what kind would you be and where would you choose to plant yourself?
I would be a pine tree, and I would want to be planted by my home in southern California to be reminded of my childhood in the small town forest of Grants Pass, Oregon.
7 // name 3 Instagram feeds or blogs you have been inspired by lately:
the loveliest of ladies Sarah of @floralmountains, Sara Grace Miller of @blackbiirdfly, and Abby of @thefloralfox.
8 // describe your perfect weekend or day off: (where could we find you, what would you be doing/eating, or who would you be with?!)
In the ocean or up in the mountain tops.
9 // I love your style! what are some of your wardrobe staples?
flowy printed dresses and neutral ankle booties with rings and more rings. And a hat of course!
10 // if you could share one message with the world, what would it be?
to find your identity and passion in life and to exercise it daily.
thank you Nichol for being part of follow friday!
now go follow her and check out her shop!
instagram --- @avintagecloud
her shop! --- vintagecloudshop.com
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