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Daily Inspiration: Meet Cameron Cunningham

Today we’d like to introduce you to Cameron Cunningham.

Hi Cameron, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
It all started back in 2016 when I went to an art show called the first Friday of the month, I believe that’s the name of it. I saw a canvas of Gerald from “Hey Arnold” and the canvas was an image of the Trayvon Martin murder, and I thought to myself I can paint that.

As I looked around more at the art event I saw more artwork I knew I could recreate myself. So the next day. I went to Target to buy a sketchbook and have been doing art ever since. That next year. I quit my job at Boeing and IBM and I moved to Atlanta to pursue my dreams of being an artist full time.

I start with sketching first, then I switched to watercolor pencils, then I moved on to painting canvas and now I paint sneakers for celebrities.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
I feel it’s how you look at it, so I would say yes and no. No, it hasn’t been smooth because of Covid and with the price of everything going up in society.

I would say yes because I feel that I’m at the spot in my life that I should be in, so I’m learning and making changes as I go, you could say that’s not smooth, but I don’t think the journey should be easy, so I think the challenges is supposed to happen cause it’s what makes you and shape you into what you want to become.

I think you have to embrace the balance of it being smooth some days and not so smooth the others, but it’s only a loss if you treat it as such, but if you look at it as a lesson I believe you will grow to better days in your craft.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I make visual art for myself and people.

I specialize in customizing sneakers, and canvases. I’m known for customizing sneakers and painting canvases. At first, I was most proud of my first celebrity to wear a pair of my sneakers at a show of theirs, but now that my daughter Maliya is born it’s her getting to see me not give up on my dream.

Her being able to see me do my craft every day even when I go put in work for others she still gets to see her pop putting in the time with his own craft to become a better artist. What sets me apart from others is that I only pay attention to my own work, because my only competition is me.

I think if I worried about what sets me apart or makes me different from anyone else I pay too much attention to their work for the wrong reasons, and not as inspiration or motivation to do better with my craft. All I can say is that I put my all into my work, and I try to give the customer what he or she wants with every creation.

Can you talk to us a bit about the role of luck?
I don’t believe in good or bad luck. I believe what you put out to the universe you will receive back in some sort of way.

It was things about me that I knew I had to change and make better in order to deserve the good things that are supposed to be in my life, but I only realized that when I was receiving the bad energy I was dishing out to the universe.

I believe it’s that same with business.

I think if you’re moving wrong in business it will not only come back to bite you in the butt, but it will change your passion for your craft. Once I made those adjustments in my life and business, I started to see a difference in my life and business.


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