How did you decide on your current occupation? If you are like most people it probably had something to do with pay, benefits or family obligations. 

We are taught in high school our future plans should be based on our skills and their compatibility to a career field. Very rarely are we encouraged to follow our dreams and even when we are, there is an expiration date.

There comes a time when we are too “old” to chase our dreams and we have to get real and start “adulting”. 

#AlternativeFACTS!

I want you to know it’s never too late to pursuit your dreams. Let your gifting and your passion lead the way! 

My guest today is following her heart and inspiring us all to do the same! She shares how medical issues derailed her plans, the loss of her marriage broke her heart and how God used art to heal her and give her a new lease on life. 

 About Quia Z Morris 

Quia is a contemporary abstract artist who was born to two amazing parents, both Marines.  The oldest of 3 children, she grew up traveling the world and has lived in several countries and U.S. states.  She draws inspiration from everywhere she’s lived: Morocco, Norway, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina, Virginia & Florida.

“I have always been a lover of the arts since I was a little girl and blessed to have experienced exciting cultures at a young age!  My baby sister was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 9, I was 13 years old at the time and my brother was 12.  An extremely difficult time within our family,  I often listened to classical music, played piano and sketched to release tension.  Art whether it was visual or musical helped to lift my spirits and give me hope.  Today I can say my sister is a cancer survivor and I am eternally grateful for her brave example at such a young age.”

She is a self taught artist who has been painting with purpose for several years.   She graduated from Florida A&M University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management and a minor in military science.  She searched for many years trying to find her niche and realized she loved to create.  She continues to learn and experiments with new techniques and always challenges herself on this journey.  She believes, art like music can change your mood, your thoughts and even your actions. The right piece can lift your spirits, create nostalgia and speak to you in a way that no person can.  She creates vibrant art because she believes color is one of the greatest gifts God as our creator has given us.  It’s impactful, it’s psychological, it affects each person differently.  She specifically wants her art to provide energy, warmth, excitement and stimulation when you lay your eyes on it.

She currently resides in Tallahassee with her two wonderfully exhausting and entertaining children.

 In this episode:

  • Finding the strength and courage to follow your heart 
  • How focusing on your gift can help heal you
  • The importance of avoiding comparision
  • How fear and doubt can keep you from moving forward
  • How God uses you through your gift

 Links:

QZ Design Gallery/QZ Instagram

Quia’s Instagram

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