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Art & Life with Divinity Veloz

Today we’d like to introduce you to Divinity Veloz.

Divinity, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I’ve always been a visual learner, which is why my sixth-grade art teacher was such a hugely influential voice in my past, while she the other girls in class doodle names and hearts, she gave more challenging projects, but I didn’t grow up in the most artistic city so always veered on the surface art.

Then when my parents suggested I move to Austin in my early 20’s I was a bit hesitant to leave the comfortable small-town existence, but it only took a month for me to call my parents and say “ I found my home and myself”, then slowly but surely my life started writing itself. I found myself wanting to meet all the local creatives. Luckily to me, I have found that deep down Austin has a such a diverse local art community where many people uplift each other. Mostly through woman empowerment groups as well as our allies.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I’m a freelance wardrobe stylist and creative director, I mostly focus on other creatives from DJ’s, music artist, local designers, and photographers to a QPOC’s, I love creating different feelings and with clothing. It brings out such a deep form of art expressions without saying anything all. I imagine people having a beautiful time in the outfits I create!

My art can be from a soft and simple, to out of the box and provoking. I want to take every blank space in the world and fill it with an unimaginable scenario. As a child in the 90’s, I used to dress my little sister up and take a disposable camera and make her pose like a little fashionista.

Artists rarely, if ever pursue art for the money. Nonetheless, we all have bills and responsibilities and many aspiring artists are discouraged from pursuing art due to financial reasons. Any advice or thoughts you’d like to share with prospective artists?
Focus on your necessities first, and know your worth. The art world can be an extremely financially challenging career because most people don’t know what to pay an artist and you’ll find yourself paying for most of the tools to make a great project. So have a steady dime first and if something can seem too stressful, don’t over commit yourself. Be good to others and yourself.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
I’m always working on projects, and in hopes of a Fashion show in the early fall. Most people can find me on my website or Instagram.

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Image Credit:
Photographers and HMUA: Monique Rodriguez, Alicia Vega, JaviGLZ, JXNART, Alison Ditto, The Lonestardust

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