Woman Who Was Feeling 'Completely Hopeless' Last Year Now Earns £40K A Month From Her Art
A woman who was left devastated following the breakdown of her marriage and the death of her dog has since managed to completely turn her life around and now earns £40,000 working as an artist from her bedroom.
Michaela Morgan, from Wales, was dealt a double blow last year when her and her husband split and her beloved dog Dougie died aged just three.
Speaking to Wales Online, she said: "We separated last year and within two weeks of that my dog Dougie died. He was only three years old and had been battling cancer. I was on the floor at that point, just devastated."
She added: "I spent three weeks in bed. I just felt completely lost and without hope and hopelessness is the worst feeling in the world. It was a truly awful time but now I'm able to do something that makes me feel proud every day."
While working through her emotions, Michaela, who had always had a keen interest in art, started to read up on setting up her own business as well as digital art and became fascinated with the idea, so much so she decided to invest in some equipment and see where it took her.
The 30-year-old told the news outlet: "Because I kept reading so much about digital art I decided to give it a shot and got myself the equipment I needed to start.
"To be honest it was one of the most scary things I've ever done but you've got to trust yourself sometimes and go for it.
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"Once I got the equipment I found that luckily I took to it like a duck to water."
Due to the coronavirus lockdown, Michaela set up her business Mimo Arts in her own home and has seen it quickly grow.
Between the end of April and the end of July this year, Michaela sold a whopping £117,000-worth of orders through her business and has racked up more than 27,000 followers on Instagram.
As you can imagine to see such success, Michaela has been putting some serious hours in.
She said: "I do work very hard. I would say over the last few months. I've been working about 12 hours a day most days a week.
"It obviously requires more work in the beginning as well because at that stage you're not quite there."
However, she's also urging anyone else is thinking of starting out on their own to give a shot.
She added: "I would love it if anyone took inspiration from what happened to me. I don't mean specifically with art, I mean in anything that they just haven't done yet. Anyone can do what they put their minds to - it's all out there, you've just got to do it."
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