Today we’d like to introduce you to Lainey Mebust.
Lainey, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I’ve always been inspired by design, art, and any aesthetics that don’t take life too seriously. Growing up, I used to spend hours making collages from hand-cut magazines and mixed mediums around my house, one even spanning my bedroom wall. Like any creative outlet, I would step away and back into it throughout life, but when digital spaces like Tumblr and Pinterest entered the scene, I was hooked. I could get my eyes on so many photos, creatives, and mood-boards. It was a muse game-changer. In early 2019, I decided to jump in feet first as a contributor and put my work out there. I started to pull images from different mediums and weave them together with photoshop. A lot of my work is inspired by the southwest, the femme spirit, and our golden beaches. It’s been amazing to participate in such a creative community and share work with other artists.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I think the biggest challenge is getting started — taking that first step. We’re in a culture of so much online consumption. It’s hard for many of us to make the switch from consumer to the creator. It takes a lot to say, “this is me. This is how I see the world,” especially if it strays from the norm. But at the end of the day, you never know who will be inspired by the way you see the world.
We’d love to hear more about your art.
I’m a creative designer. I stitch photos together to bring a mood to life. My work celebrates the grit of the old west, the ease of the coast, and the spirit of the femme. I love expressing how I view the world and sparking that feeling in others. For many of us, so much of our day is spent online, whether it’s our job or the way we socialize, I love bringing a bit of nature and beauty to that digital space.
What were you like growing up?
Growing up, I used to spend hours making collages from hand-cut magazines and mixed mediums around my house. One even spanned my bedroom wall. Like any creative outlet, I would step away and back into it throughout life but when digital spaces like MySpace, Tumblr, and Pinterest entered the scene, I was hooked. I could get my eyes on so many photos, creatives, and mood-boards. It was a muse game-changer. I embraced tech and this new creative frontier full-heartedly.
- Website: https://solsticesociety.co/
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- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/solstice.elle/
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