Creating has always been a part of me.
I'm a natural born artist. Ever since I was a child I knew that I was a creator. Art class was always my favorite class of the day and at home I always had my crayons. I grew up having ADHD and it was hard for me to focus on most things, but art was different and the colors excited me. I also liked that I didn't have to color in the lines. I could do, draw, color, and create whatever my mind wanted. It was when I made a painting for my aunt that I remember the first time of feeling like an artist. I gave it to her as a gift for her birthday, which she loved. But it was my nanni's reaction that stuck with me. She said "My dear Colby, you have a gift and you need to share it with the world."
I loved my nanni dearly. She was always so kind and bright and she loved art. She even worked for the Smithsonian Art Museums for a long time. Art is what brought her happiness. She had paintings and books of paintings all over her house and she would just love to sit and have a conversation with you. It wasn't until years later that I realized the potential she saw in me as an artist. Sadly, by that time, my nanni had passed away from a battle with Breast Cancer. It was in her memory that I started Colby's Creations in hopes to inspire others and share that gift my nanni said I have with the world.
I'm creating projects too! Mental Health Capsule is a new community-based brand and platform that I started with my boyfriend to help raise awareness and connect users who have shared experiences. I'm also the host of the podcast 'I Wish I Never Said That' which you can find on Spotify and iTunes. Click below to see all the projects I'm working on and follow me on my channels.