It was a beautiful Friday Afternoon, when I invited Kelsey Reidl into my studio in Toronto where she would soon learn much about who I am, and my story. A journey I've been on for a little over 33 years now, re-discovering what it means to an Artist and Visionary.
It was a joy to sit and speak with her, bake her a delicious plate of Whoopie Pies and invite her into my heart, my home. Here we speak everything from my journey through my car accident, dealing with depression, uncovering manifestation, working with the plant medicine Ayahuasca, and building an artistic career and business, that took me to New York and back again. Oh what a day!
Here is what Kelsey had to say:
This week on the show we have Nimea Ariana, a visionary artist who lives in Toronto. This episode is unlike any other in the archives, so you’ll definitely want to tune in!
From the moment I arrived at her home, I was AMAZED at her warm personality and welcoming spirit.
She lives in this gorgeous studio apartment where she can sleep, cook, and CREATE big art installations all within her home. It was really neat to be present in her workspace because she was able to walk me through her different creations and explain her creative process. She really opened up to me from the moment I met her, which was really cool.
Aside from her beautiful home decor, her artistic talents, and her eye for design, Nimea is just a beautiful soul and her presence is so calming yet energetic. Welcoming me with slippers and cookies, it felt like I had known her for years.
In this episode, Nimea and I chat about….
The internal struggles she experienced as a child and how she navigated that
The car accident & trip to Costa Rica that changed her life
Why she moved to New York City with no job and how it all ended up working out
What it means to be a visionary artist & designer, and not being afraid to create your own job title
The natural evolution that comes when you’re your own business
Finding a balance between work & play
How she stays inspired & creative while working from home