Today we’d like to introduce you to Jill Faulkner.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Stick With It Co. started in November 2015 after I was let go from a startup. My word for the year had been freedom, and here we were. FREE! I had been doing a lot of work on my relationship with myself. Consciously working through things I wanted to change, and a lot of that was shifting internally – shifting how I approached things, how I thought about things, and mainly, how I thought about myself. Having struggled with body image issues my whole life, I had just really had enough. I couldn’t do it anymore. In the process of this work I started utilizing affirmations on sticky notes as a tool, and when I was let go I thought that if these had worked so well in my life, maybe they’ll work for someone else! I truly believe that getting fired was a blessing – not even in disguise – and that doing all the work I’d been doing allowed me to navigate next steps with a positive outlook and excitement for what was next!
Please tell us about your art.
Affirmations on sticky notes is just one component of Stick With It Co. The bigger goal is to encourage people to stick with it – whatever it is they’re working toward. Learning a language, being kinder to themselves, or developing better communication with a partner. I can honestly say that these affirmations transformed my life, and continue to do so. Getting started and taking the first step can be paralyzing. We’ve taken the guesswork out of where to begin. We just have to start somewhere, and it’s important to feel supported on the journey, and that is what we hope to give people — a tool, and support.
Given everything that is going on in the world today, do you think the role of artists has changed? How do local, national or international events and issues affect your art?
I think we are all affected more than we sometimes realize, which is why it is important to stick with what we are bringing to the world. We are needed. The world needs us. Sometimes the local issues are overshadowed by the bigger picture of the world, and maybe that’s where we need to refocus our energies. Affecting change locally, right where we live, has the potential to make an incredible impact.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
People can go to the website – http://www.stickwithit.co to check us out!
- Website: www.stickwithit.co
- Phone: 512-766-5031
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/stickwithit.co
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/stickwithit.co
Ideology Photography for personal photo.
Taylor Prinsen Photography for product photos.