We had the good fortune of connecting with Angelica Arnold and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Angelica, is there a quote or affirmation that’s meaningful to you?
“Even your mistakes are a masterpiece” This is something I made up when I kept making mistakes on one of my projects. I just had to push through. I needed something to uplift me because I was going to give up. While the last piece was drying I had so many ideas come to mind for the scraps. The mistakes aren’t a waste, they’re very useful. This affirmation doesn’t just apply to my art but also to my life. There’s things that look like they aren’t going to go right, but when you change your perspective, every mistake is useful!

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
It’s funny that most people don’t know I’m a full time chemist. When I was in 5th grade I had a science teacher named Ms. Lewis. She had us write down what we wanted to be when we were older and I wrote down Chemist. She stayed in contact over the years making sure I was following my goals and she never let me fall. I’ll never forget her. I became a Chemist! My business being a Creative ties into my analytical mindset as a Chemist. I take everything apart. Figure out how it’s working, figure out how I can make it better. Then I put it back together, but better. I’ve had to learn that juggling work, and the business while also having a family is not something that’s ever going to be easy. Having the support from my husband is detrimental to what I do. I learned that with support, any and everything is possible. I want people to know you can do it all. You have to plan it out. You have to work at it until it works for you. I’ve built customers who work with me and in return receive great customer service

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My favorite places in the city of Buffalo surround parks. I love parks. Sitting and talking by water, having fun cocktails with my friends at Canalside. Templeton Landing is one of my favorite just because I love looking out at the water. They have great brunch so it’s always my go to. I even got married there and had a brunch wedding I love it so much. I’m not so much of an outdoorsy person so I don’t go on hikes and visits huge monuments. I’m more of an icecream date with some shopping involved friend.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My creativity comes from being a mommy and a wife. During the unprecedented times we’ve had to endure, creative was the best way to get through. Last minute costumes, getting the babies to try something new, helping them learn more….it’s what I love to do. Anniversary gifts are hard! I had to find ways to be different every year. Using my family as a starting point, I realized that there are other families that need exactly what I have. We all need a back in life. My shoutout goes Aaron, my husband and Chase, Avery and Avi… my babies.

Website: Acustomdesigns.net

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Angelica’s Custom Designs

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