Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Today is yet another exciting feature for AuNaturale on the fabulous and talented Ms Toni Daley. In case this is the first time hearing of her. I can guarantee , this will not be your last. Toni, is an artist located in Toronto Canada. She offers beautiful paintings, as well as lovely jewelry. She is also a fellow Natural. I was granted the honor of interviewing her. So lets get right in to it.
How long have you been natural?
I've been natural since sometime in 2006 so about 7 years. It's not really something I consciously documented at the time
What are your go to products?
Being a vlogger and also because I just love trying new things I tend to not have staples and go through many different products. However I love coconut oil and products by Africa's Best so I'd say those are my favourite go to products.
What advice would you give those who would like to start on a natural hair journey?
The best advice I can give would probably be to remember that your journey is your own. My goal as a vlogger is really to just provide inspiration and helpful tips along the way but what I say is definitely not set in stone and what works for me may not work for you. Take the time to learn your hair.
Have long have you been an artist?
I believe artists are born, not made so I'd have to say I've been an artist all my life :)
How or where do you find inspirations for your paintings? also, I noticed you sell beautiful , creative, and different pieces of jewerly where do you find inspirsation for the pieces you sell ? and do you make them yourself?
My inspiration for my brand , my jewerly and my art work is natural hair. It's a bit of an obbesion of mine! I love natural hair and because I find so much beauty in it , it's often reflected in my art work as well as certain images within my jewerly. Although anyone can wear my jewerly I do tend to design with the naturalista in mind. I offer large bold pieces that will stand out against big dark hair. And sleek rounded designs that wont snag in loose hair. I design and make my jewerly.
What advice would you give to an up and coming artist ? and what would you give to anyone wanting to start a business?
I didn't decide one day that I wanted to start making art,I've ALWAYS made art. I didn't decide one day that I wanted to make jewelry, I've ALWAYS made jewelry. I'm an artist, I love to create so this has always been my hobby. I would make earrings for my family and friends and people would see them wearing my creations and then try to find out how they could get some. So my advice would be do what you love because when you love something and have a passion for it, people can see that and will seek you out.
Where can you and your items be found?
You can find my art and my jewerly http://tonidaley.com/
You can view my natural hair videos http://www.youtube.com/user/tonidaley80
I would like thank Toni for her time in allowing me to interview her. I can give testimony as to how fabulous and talented Ms Toni Daley is as she has done work for me, personally. I can say I am a return customer of hers for sure. You inspire Toni. I wish you the very best.
Thanks for stopping by ladies and reading. Take care and remember to stay naturally fabulous!
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