We had the good fortune of connecting with Teesha Borum and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Teesha, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
Creativity fuels me. I NEED it in my life. I am not built for the mundane. A simple life? Yes. But it has to include creative expression, otherwise I’ll lose my mind. Creativity keeps me sane.
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.
Currently, I’ve been unleashing my creativity as an intuitive artist, with the intention of expressing and healing the inner child through art. I’ve found that instead of painting or drawing “literally”, it’s been through a figurative approach that I’ve been able to tap into my subconscious mind and heal childhood wounds. Childhood wounds effect us as adults- from our self esteem, to the relationships we attract, and how we operate in relationships, and day to day life. I’ve come to recognize the importance of working through the shadows, in order to bask in the light. My art and words expressed via Teesha’s Art clearly shows me facing my shadow. I talk about my wounds and the things that trigger me, but it’s cathartic. My business, High Vibe Sentiments allows me to be creative through modeling, photography and design. As well as serve as a means for me to bask in my light, vs working through my shadows. The balance is necessary. As the Owner/Creator of High Vibe Sentiments, I make/design affirmation apparel and high vibe jewelry. The emphasis is on shifting how we see ourselves and show up in the world. An overwhelming amount of people seem to be adopting the term “imposter syndrome”, as if it’s the thing to do. Case in point, shifting the mind is of utmost importance. My affirmation apparel and jewelry allows me to utilize phrases, symbols, and natural crystals that affirm ones existence and encourages the discovery and protection of ones divinity.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If my best friend came to visit, I’d take her to Your Dekalb Farmers Market because I’ve been raving about it since I moved here. I think people take it for granted, but it’s amazing! We’d do a lot of nature related activities…I’d take her to Grant Park to bust out the singing bowls, tarot cards, and a picnic basket filled with goodies from the farmers market. She would love to go hiking with me to the bamboo forest. And we’d explore the Hogg Mine to find crystals together. The Anderson Sunflower Farm would be on the list, as well as a couple of the state parks, to enjoy streams, waterfalls, and more hiking. Lastly, a handmade market of course! Gotta support small handmade businesses.
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?
Hands down, the most consistent encouragement I receive is from my bestest friend. We’ve known each other since the 6th grade, and no matter how far apart we tend to live from one another, I KNOW without a shadow of a doubt that she knows me, understands me, and loves me fully. You cannot buy the type of friendship we have. I’m so thankful for her. She’s the perfect example of unconditional love and support. She is indeed my soulmate. In addition, I’m extremely thankful to be living in a city that supports black entrepreneurship. I have a built in audience that understands my aesthetic, resonates with the message, and loves attending events to support artists and makers. Special shoutout to Jerrold Mobley for shouting me out to do this interview, as well as every engaged follower, customer, and well wisher- near or far. THANK YOU.
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