Life can be tolling, and when it is, people like Corinna Maggy turn to art. On her website, Corinna says “having a creative outlet brings me peace & purpose.” She graduated from college in 2001 with a bachelor’s of fine arts with a concentration in jewelry and metalsmithing. Later, Corinna was a designer for a company based in Arizona and Hawaii. Additionally, she studied under a master jeweler in Nevada. Currently, her business is based in Brandon, Florida where Corinna sells her handmade jewelry and paintings online. Below is our interview with mom, businesswoman, artist and jewelry designer Corinna Maggy.
How long have you been designing jewelry and creating art?
I have been creating art for as long as I can remember. Some of my favorite memories are of me and my dad laying on the living room floor creating magical lands on an oversized drawing pad or crafting something up with my mom, from sewing to baking!
Where do you get your inspiration or what inspires you the most?
My inspiration comes from inside of me, my experiences and my intuition. I let my heart lead my creativity. I trust the process and use it as an opportunity to learn and grow.
What do you love most about your business?
I love being able to create from my heart. The process itself is my favorite part from the blank canvas to watching a final piece come to fruition and all the phases in between.
What is your goal with your art and jewelry?
My goal is to create something every day. It is part of my journey to healing and becoming a better person. My goal is to connect with my audience on a deeper level, to have them feel something when they are viewing or in the presence of my work. To be able to have their own experience through my work and go on their own journey of self-reflection.
What advice would you give to a young artist?
Never stop creating, never stop sharing. The world needs to see your work. Never compare yourself or your work to others. Your work is your journey and your journey alone. Embrace it.