Right Brain: Kimberly Trenchard
Kimberly Trenchard creates gems to help people express themselves. She likens her jewelry making to a fashion designer; she knows how good she feels when she finds the perfect outfit, and she wants to spread joy by giving people bracelets, necklaces and earrings that show their personalities.DreamsTo go nationwide and become a famous artist – and perhaps get into the Sundance catalog. My smaller dreams consist of simply becoming a thriving business year-round and becoming recognized in this state as a great jewelry artist.
Overall, art gives me the obvious creative outlet to express myself. One day I may be in the mood to create something big and bold and the next, something more refined and delicate. I feel stifled if I don’t have a creative outlet. Art in general also gives me my “alone time” – time to self-reflect, surprise myself and try other mediums, such as painting. My primary art – jewelry – also gives me self-satisfaction, inner happiness and something to look forward to with each new piece I create.What do you convey through art?Other than self-expression, mostly things of beauty that I, and others, can appreciate. I also try to create many different pieces that reflect different people’s personalities so that when they wear one of my necklaces, bracelets or pair of earrings, they feel that it was made especially for them.
Primarily, my biggest challenge is having enough time to create my jewelry. I am a stay-at-home mom and a soon to be part-time real estate agent. I also put my family before my business, which therefore means I suffer from really late or odd hours. I deal with the lack of time by recognizing that my daughter, Skye, is only small once and that I enjoy family time with her and my husband just as much if not more than my alone time. I will have the rest of my life to create jewelry.I would also have to add that my other very large challenge is having people who do not understand or appreciate the hardships of being an artist in the days of sweat-shop made items. More and more galleries and small boutiques go under each year because people buy things in big box stores.
Having the guts to take the financial plunge and start my own business to share my art with others. For believing in myself and knowing that I can succeed. And for being willing to try different designs and not get stuck in the same mode. Staying fresh It isn’t that hard because this is my passion. I stay fresh primarily from just being around nature and other artwork in general – it does not matter what kind. I also daydream and dream at night about pieces I want to create.
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