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

Hi Nyasha, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Hello, My name is Nyasha Silas and I do modern hand lettering and photography. It started when I got engaged and was planning my wedding, I thought how beautiful it would be to show case my own lettering.

Lettering is such a beautiful art and really adds to the details of an event. Whether that be a welcome sign, invitations, guest book, table numbers, a seating chart, a denim jacket with your future last name or even invitations the list is endless.

Being able to bring an idea to life using colors, drawings and add that personal touch can be something so beautiful and powerful and also let you see someone’s personality.

Having a business is no joke but I’m so thankful to have started that journey. It brings me such joy to create and It has also brought me into the photography world and start a business with my husband Frankie cause why not start another one? During the pandemic it really helped me to tap in to even more creative outlets and learn as much as I can.
You can follow me on Instagram and Facebook below!

@mercygrae (lettering)
@nyashaandfrankie (photography)

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My art is lettering and photography. I am so proud of being able to showcase and add details to such an important day in people’s lives. As well as to capture those details for life. Nothing comes without challenges and some of the biggest ones came during the 2020 pandemic. However that was when I decided to just continue to push myself to to create and learn more. There is always more to learn and explore.

I want people to know that’s no matter how small your dream may seem nothing is impossible. Sometimes you have to be patient with the process but there is joy on the other side.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Hmmm I would say wake up relax, go have breakfast at Another broken Egg stroll target get some lunch at the Battery in atl there’s a few good lunch spots such as the El Felix, Ph’East or Yard house.

Then down to Atlanta to walk off what you ate at the Beltline. There’s also so beautiful murals and sites to see. Then dinner at 9 Mile Station in Ponce city Market.

Good brunch
Another broken Egg
Pancake Social
Flying biscuit

El Felix

Negril ATL
9 Mile Station

Things to see
Jackson street bride for the ATL skyline
High Museum
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Piedmont Park
There are so many things to do and see in Atlanta. You can even hike at places not too far away. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d have to say my family is my biggest supporters with lettering.

For photography Nathalia Frykman for lettering me shadow her and answering my questions. She is truly so inspiring! @frykmanphotography

Website: Mercygrae.com

Instagram: Mercygrae / @nyashamaureenphoto

Facebook: Mercygrae and Nyashaandfrankie

Image Credits
First photo by @sarah_hinchphoto

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