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227: Stop listening to your excuses (w/ Yellena James)

227: Stop listening to your excuses (w/ Yellena James)

Yellena James is an artist who uses pens, inks, markers and acrylics to combine complex abstract forms into dazzling images which take on lives of their own.  Her colorful arrangements of organic shapes and tangled lines are at once floral and alien, organic and sci-fi She has participated in shows around the U.S. and overseas including solo exhibitions at Giant Robot, the Here Gallery, and the Hijinks Gallery and she has done illustration work for Anthropologie, Crate and Barrell, Relativity Media and many others. Full shownotes: In this episode, Yellena discusses: -Growing up in Sarajevo during the Bosnian War. -How she developed her creativity despite the conflict that was happening all around her. -Her family’s move to Florida and where she went from there. -How she started doing pen and ink work in her sketchbooks because she didn’t have studio space. -Her decision to post her work on Etsy and where that led her. -How bloggers began to notice h