My name is Renee Clark. I am a mixed media artist and former owner of a small business called CREATE Courageously. My family and I appreciate those who supported our dream and our business. Thank you.
CREATE Courageously began as a small mixed media art studio that provided a unique experience. It was not a paint-n-sip company. The company offered comprehensive courses that focused on the elements of design, color composition, techniques for building texture, a variety of art styles and multiple finishing processes.
"We help you find the courage to create" was the mission statement of CREATE Courageously. Why courage? Because it takes courage to create. People are naturally fearful of the creative process. They don't like to make mistakes, which can prevent them from trying something new. At CREATE Courageously we helped people push past the fear of trying new techniques.
Fear can be debilitating. Paralyzing. But, when someone learns to harness fear, to utilize fear, great things can happen. Some of the brightest ideas have been born out of fear.
With the onslaught of the Coronavirus COVID-19, society as a whole began experiencing a tremendous amount of uncertainty. But, as concern took hold, we saw people utilize their skills in an entirely new way. Companies that once manufactured furniture or automobiles changed up their manufacturing lines to create very much needed medical supplies. Artists and seamstresses volunteered to help, too. We thank all of the businesses who stepped up to help during this time.