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

Hi Liventune, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
Being an artist is who I am naturally. To deny myself of true authenticity would be a disservice. I chose to simply be happy.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Every artist is unique because we are designed differently in how we view ourselves and the world around us. I am self taught and somewhere between depression and salvation I found art. It has given me a release and an escape not only for myself but to help others explore their own depths. Nothing is ever easy when battling mental illness and self doubt, but I persevered because even with everything going on around me it was the only thing helping me bring light to my life. The more I created and put myself out there I began to see that people were there I was just lost in my head. I was loved and encouraged. More than anything I want my legacy to be a continued light that inspires people to share light and love through storytelling and bringing forth better days for the future.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Places I would visit: Piedmont Park and the Beltline, Little Five Points, The Highlands, Kirkwood/Edgewood, West End Eat: Tassili’s, Buena Vida, Slutty Vegan, Plantbased Pizzeria, Soul Vegetarian Drink: Mother, Jacks Pizza and Wings, Joes, Moxy Rooftop

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Dedicate my shoutout to my failures because without it I wouldn’t be the success I am now.

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