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Profile: Kylie and Leafy Co.

The following article is about Kylie, a six-year-old girl who owns her own business. She’s an energetic, and unforgettable child whose interests are multifaceted. She has a red belt in Martial Arts and is a gardener and animal lover. She’s an outward-facing child, always on the look-out for new adventures. She’s also on the Autism spectrum, which presents both external and internal challenges.


Kylie’s mom explained some of these challenges to us:

 Kylie perceives the world very differently than others and is very in tune with her surroundings. Everyday noises, lights, sounds, tastes and textures can throw her body into uncontrollable meltdowns. She is currently in many different therapies to help her physically and mentally move through everyday life.

The name of Kylie’s business is Leafy Co and is completely her design. Kylie’s mom described the story behind Leafy Co.

The name came from her love of leaves. Most individuals who are on the spectrum have certain things that they collect. Hers in particular consist of sticks, rocks, and leaves. We find them everywhere. She finds them beautiful.

Soon after Kylie was identified as being on the spectrum, her family explored different creative outlets that would show off her strengths. When she was asked what she wanted to do, Kylie decided that she’d like to put her favorite pictures on t-shirts. If that isn’t amazing enough, Kylie and her best friend are planning a sister company, called Bestie Beads. As the name suggests, they will be selling beads they’ve made together. An influential marketing company has picked up Kylie’s inspiring story as well.

Leafy Co. sells graphic t-shirts in all sizes. T-shirts are made upon order. Kylie does the designing, and pressing. Therefore, each shirt is unique. However, the differences between shirts won’t be too noticeable. The designs Kylie makes are inspired by her environment, which makes the t-shirts even more interesting. The designs are abstract and creative. Currently, their business page is on Instagram.

We asked Kylie’s mom what Kylie’s favorite part of being a business person is. She apparently said, “Being the boss!”

Kylie’s mom further explained: She takes great pride in being able to say she runs her own business. Overtime her shirts have flooded the area around us. The smile that comes from seeing her t-shirts on others is irreplaceable. Being a little different from her peers took away a lot of her self-confidence in the last few years. This business has shown her that she is important and her self confidence has gone through the roof. 

The most important aspect of Kylie’s business is the message she wants to send to everyone: Autism children feel and see differently, but they just want acceptance, and love.

Leafy Co. is a great opportunity for everyone to see that children like Kylie are not broken, they’re unique. Just like everyone else, they have their strengths and weaknesses. So, Leafy Co. aspires to enlighten people.

Kylie’s main goal is to gain more followers on Instagram, create at least 10 new designs, and start Bestie Beads. Her Instagram has a faithful following already, and has given insight into her struggles and her successes. To follow her, click here.

We asked if Kylie or her mom had any advice for children seeking to open their own businesses. Kylie’s mom had a lot to say about it:

Any child has the potential to be an entrepreneur. As a parent I see this journey as one that Kylie can look back on and know that her parents always believed in her. She will know that she can do anything she sets her mind to. As an entrepreneur at six, she has an incredible business mind. Knowing how to cater to a customer, and working to make her business as personal as possible. What will she be doing at 18?

 

We asked if Leafy Co. has a motto. Before answering, Kylie’s mom reminisced on the time Kylie was identified. She described how all of the members of her family gathered together; some cried, some dwelled on it. In that moment, she realized that the news was not something to be sad about. On the contrary, she realized it should be celebrated. She explained how Kylie had always been a highly intelligent, silly kid. The news just gave them answers, and helped them map out a road for the future, including the realization that the spectrum needed more advocates.

In light of their story, Leafy Co.’s motto is: “See the beauty, instead of the label.”

Visit their Instagram, @leafy_business_co.

One Love Art

Are you an art connoisseur? Among your friends, are you the person to always see art, when others see chaos? Do you believe that art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder? Do you also love art that has uplifting and inspirational messages?

If you answered yes, to any of those questions, then you’ll be amazed by what One Love Art LLC has to offer. All of the paintings are done on quality canvas, with quality paints. One Love Art also offers unique glass cups. The items that One Love Art has for sale are eclectic, and in a lot of ways, mesmerizing.

This is a recommended buy for lovers of art, artists, and eclectics that are drawn to eclectic items. The featured painting on this article belongs to One Love Art LLC. Browse through all of the items! If you don’t find something you like, then you’re in luck! She also does commissions! The website address can be found via her Instagram, One_love_Art.

The following is a Q & A with the artist and owner of One Love Art LLC, Chelsea Love.

  • Q: Where is One Love Art located?
  • A: One Love Art is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Q: What inspired you to create your business?
  • A: What inspired me is wanting to be free from being told how to be me. I’ve always wanted my own business making my own rules. One day I woke up and decided that today is the day I start my journey to freedom.
  • Q: What obstacles did you have to overcome?
  • A: The biggest obstacle I had to face most of all, was confidence in my talent. I had a bad habit of comparing myself as a beginner artist to those who have been painting and sketching for years. Once I got out of my head, my work began to flourish more and more. The second thing was finances. Trying to fund a business is tough, but having money makes it a lot easier.
  • Q: How supportive were people around you?
  • A: Very supportive. Even when I feel like I’m not doing my best, my family and friends keep me encouraged. A strong team even if it is only one person is very important.
  • Q: Why do you paint?
  • A: Two words: freedom and expression. I love seeing my ideas and the ideas of my clients come to life in my work. I put so much time and emotion into what I do, and I enjoy sharing that with those around me.
  • Q: Finally, what is the major thing you want people to get from buying your paintings?
  • A: I want them to feel a sense of something. Whether it be peace, happiness, or just awe. I want them to strike conversation with a stranger about what they see in my work.

Creating art takes more than just putting brush to canvas. Art is created through the sweat, tears, and joy that artists feel every time they start the creation process. If love and passion aren’t in the paintings you buy, then you’re appreciating art wrong. Buy from One Love Art LLC, and appreciate art the right way.