We had the good fortune of connecting with Taylor Hale and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Taylor, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?

Creating helps me spread love and light, following my passion helps me make a positive impact during my existence. I tell stories through my work that help others on their journey. It’s the best way I’ve found to help me stay grounded and cope with mental health on this journey of life.

I’m blessed with the ability to connect quickly with other beings, and creating art has given me the ability to travel wherever, whenever, and spread love and light with the universe.

Seemingly endless “work” came; gigs, jobs… I played poker for a living for a while…. but that’s a story for another time…

Art has brought more smiles and joy to my life than any other way I have obtained a living thus far. I chose to stay true to only art as a way of making all of my wants align.

Push came to shove, “quarantine” happened, I was let go, and used that time to complete my “Art Mobile”. Lines drawn all over my car, all done with a sharpie marker and posca pens.

Took a vacation to Cali about halfway through the project. I credit one person specifically for helping me believe in myself and see that Cali would be a great place to start getting my art career flowing. 10 months later, here I am, letting the universe align whatever is happening one line at a time.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?

Just about anything can be my canvas – I love to create for people who I connect with. I just launched my first NFT collection on opensea (https://opensea.io/collection/taylines). My website has some examples of my work (https://taylines.com) and you can connect with me on instagram for custom pieces and smiles (@taytheline).

My work ethic, dedication, focus on my passion, not on dollar signs.. all differentiates me from the crowd. I’m not amused by fame or having a name, mostly interested in meeting genuine beings who want to make this rock we live on a better place.

The more doors that open for me, the more I can reach back for others. I lead a minimalist life, and my past allows me to specifically help those that struggle with mental health. I’m 27 years young and have managed to keep my head on my shoulders, even through countless tests and trials … I didn’t let anything stop me. I kept putting one foot in front of the other, realized what was holding me back, letting that go..

Rinse, repeat.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’d take my best friend to the art district and experience whatever type of food they wanted to try. Would love to support local spots, farmers markets, definitely to stella jean ice cream if we’re headed down to San Diego. I would leave it up to the friend to see and do what they most want.. most likely some beaches, do a live art show and meet new people.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My father and mother, Tyler Novak Josh Novak, Mallorey Bartch, Aaron Wise, Eric Rihm, Vera, Mrs. Huang, Logan and Jocelyn Pell, Johnson Family, Jordan Serpentini, Brittany D , Janet, Berni , Leizl , Template Coffee Shop, SD Urban Timber, Audrey, Myles Lanza, Eddie Legan, Matt and Mark R Ground Floor Murals, Paul Jimenez , Signe Ditona, Tony Cucuzza, Robert- connect sd ,Tehrell Porter, Richard, Mary Claire, Travis Moore, Mr. Rodak, Josh Harb, Chris Norland, Pech Family, Altay, George Carlin

Website: Taylines.com

Instagram: Taytheline

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