We had the good fortune of connecting with Jenny Segura and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jenny, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risk taking can be scary but I feel it can be a beautiful process as well when you are chasing your dreams and going after what you want in life. I had never taken big risks until I was faced with losing my job and it really forced me to look at things in a different perspective. I have always loved creating art either it be drawing, painting,photography or learning to DJ and create through music. I had always played it safe per say and would work to make a living and thought that my passion for art was more of a hobby and didn’t think I could actually make it a career. When I lost my job everything in my life that I was accustomed to had changed and it became clear to me that God was giving me a sign that this was my chance to pursue my art and design career. I made the decision to take a risk and enroll in school and go forth in getting my degree in Graphic Design. This was going to be a risk and involve some sacrifice where I found myself having to work at night and go to school during the day. There’s been some struggles through it all but without taking the risk and making some sacrifices I would not known how much I am capable of doing and I’m just getting started there’s so much more I want to do creatively.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am an Artist, Graphic Designer, Photographer and DJ and I would like to think that what sets me apart from others is that I center my creativeness primarily around music. I mostly stem my creative energy from music and around music in all forms because I love music and a lot of my artwork pieces are musically inspired. I can listen to music and instantly want to create an art piece or even create a mix just from how a certain song inspires me to create what comes to mind. Within the past year and half I have gotten to the point where I’m more open to sharing my artwork,photography and even the fact that I DJ just merely for the love of music. It hasn’t been easy because I’m naturally a shy person and it’s taken some time to be comfortable with sharing my work. I’m always my biggest critic however seeing peoples genuine appreciation for something that I have created outweighs any shyness or doubt that I have. I’ve learned along the way that it’s never too late to fulfill your dreams just take that first step and the rest will fall into place you just have to do your part and keep working on your dreams. Listen to your heart pay attention to creative habits those are signs telling you what your purpose is and follow it,Through my own experiences I have been inspired by many and I would hope to one day be that same inspiration for anyone out there too.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
First and for most I love the beach so I would definately plan a day or two at the beach just to enjoy the beautiful California weather. We would have to visit two of my favorite art museums the Getty and LACMA maybe do the tourist thing and do a little site seeing around Hollywood Blvd. and check out the Hollywood walk of fame. There are countless restaurants down in LA but I like to be spontaneous and maybe find a spot in the area to eat. I will keep it 100 though I love tacos so I’m always game for hitting up a taco spot for some tacos. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I really wouldn’t be able to do what I do without the unconditional support of my parents and my siblings especially my sister Rachel she’s pretty much my partner in crime. I have amazing support from my family all of my cousins, Tio’s and Tia’s everyone rides through all of my ventures with me and support everything I do. Outside of my family I have amazing friends that give me unconditional support I’m so great full and blessed that I truly have a great support system pushing me to be better every day especially on the days that are overwhelming and tough. I also look to be inspired by countless books like The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and Invite God In by Teemaree have helped me spiritually and mentally to get through some of the most overwhelming days. Listening to Sammy Jo The Fox on The Homegirl Fox podcast has played a very big part in inspiring me through the process of continuing to chase my dreams. I truly thank everyone and anyone who has given words of encouragement and continue to support me I love each and everyone of you.
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