Have you ever wondered where your art supplies come from? Have you ever considered what products are in your art supplies, or whether these products have been tested on animals? As an artist who is constantly looking for cruelty-free ways to live, I began researching the world of art supplies. Animals are not just in the obvious products we buy – food, clothing and fashion. Their remnants filter through to the most unlikely places. And the more I research vegan art supplies, the more I discover.
Starting a creative art business is hard. I’m sure starting any business is tougher than people expect. Staying curious, inspired and motivated is essential to keep moving forward.
Combining a love of creativity with wanting to share awareness of animal and wildlife rescue worldwide, drives me on. But there have been times when I have felt so challenged.
Hours of energy and devotion go in, with no guaranteed results. The building blocks take time. Sometimes things flow, other times it’s a struggle. And creating can be a lonely process, unless you are surrounded by a creative community.