They said "she is not a good artist.... her art is mediocre at best". . But now people I don't even know pay me to create. BUT my art isn't good enough.
As a child of course I enjoyed creating artwork. Drawing, painting, I even started customizing at a young age (I made my first pair of painted jeans at 7years old).
A few people saw that I had somewhat of a natural talent (my parents pretty much) and they encouraged my gift.
But growing up, I have always had people tell me that my artwork is "ok" "not bad" or "needs work" sometimes by other artists.... Sometimes by people who can't draw stick figures. For all of these reasons I put my art way on the back burner as I started college. Everyone always tells an artist growing up that they need a "real job" that being an artist is a "hobby"which is kinda true BUT there is no reason I have to "starve" as an artist. I know many people still feel my art is mediocre at best.... I still have dozens of people who requests my artwork on a daily basis now. All requests don't convert into sales BUT the requests have been flowing in for 3 years straight!!! All I can say is that I have even blown myself away!
I decided to start Dajavi.Art back in 2007. The original name I had was Break Of Dawn Artwork. But I decided to change it about a year into the business because I had changed. The artist that was buried deep inside me starting to come back out to play and I wanted to set my sights high from the beginning so I decided to go with my artist name Dajavi which stands for Dawn Janae Vason International (DaJaVI) the artist within me.
See I allowed people to get into my head and in the end when folks tell you what you cannot do or shouldn't do or it will be hard to do it.... DO IT! Prove them all wrong! Everyday you wake up allow that to be your driving force for everything....... Prove them all wrong..... Make sure they eat their words and each time they are forced to see your continued success it makes their skin crawl.... Why?!? Because you did what They felt was impossible!!! Proving someone wrong when they ASSUME you don't have it in you will be the GREATEST satisfaction of all!!
Never let anyone tell you that you CAN'T because can't is a word of defeat.... But we refuse to be defeated because we are determined to meet our goals and ow everyone's mind!!! Now.... Take two minutes and laugh.... Laugh at everyone saying what you CANT do and rove them wrong!! DO IT!! Make your dreams come true the only person who has to support you is YOU!!!!
Dawn aka Javi is a Super Cool 32 year old wife and homeschooling mother to 2 young boys and now one new baby girl!!