April 24, 2014 was a night I will NEVER forget. This was a very emotional night for me. I promised myself I would not cry or get sick … luckily I only broke one of those promises!
I was honored to be the featured Artist at The HIVE Hawaii for my very first Art Show.
I placed my Art upon the walls, prepared my speech and invited my friends/co-workers and bore my soul to the world! It was not an easy task for me as an artist. I’ve always kept my art a sacred treasure and to expose it to others was a brave act to embrace my vulnerability. I was shaking and crying through a majority of the speech. Up until 5 years ago I never showed anyone my Art and just recently was finally able to part with it in peace. It’s been a long and hard transition.
From experience, I know that the gut-wrenching feeling happens right as you step out of your comfort zone and into your next level of growth.
For those of you who don’t know about The Hive located in Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii, it is a collaborative work space for community entrepreneurs. Co-working is a membership- based community that brings people together who share the need for a place to work.
The photo is of yours truly (left), my Marketing Assistant Raphaelita (center) and the owner of The Hive and Savvy Success School Sloane Ketchum (right) Thank you to all who came out to support us!
FEATURING @ the HIVE NOW UNTIL APRIL 24 — the Art Collection of Kaylee Spinhirn. Come see her amazing art and then come celebrate her first showing!
Kaylee Spinhirn was born an artist. She has been creating various mediums for as long as she can remember. Her biggest influence was her older sister, Tiffany. She always sat in Tiffany’s shadow trying to learn everything Tiffany knew. Present day she finds inspiration in all things around her. At age nine, she taught her first class on watercolor sunsets to the second graders. Throughout the last 20 years, she has volunteered to teach and encourage others how to harness their creative sides. Her philosophy on art is that there is no right or wrong when creating. It is purely an extension of one’s self. Kaylee’s style developed over the years by going to museums all around the world as well as working with local artists and teachers. She always loved textures but was disappointed when there were signs saying ‘Please don’t touch the art’. She decided to make textured art that encourages not only visual appeal, but also touch. So please feel free to touch the paintings! Her goal as an artist is to paint for several months in the Mediterranean creating a whole new series.