Episode 118 - Kim Rose : Be Forever Curious

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Kim Rose is an artist with a focus on marble fine art and minimalist line drawings. She is the founder of Mission Marisol, a nonprofit that uses fine art as a way to bring funds and awareness to kids in Tijuana, Mexico. This past November they nearly raised $50k at The Charity Art Auction.

Born and raised in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, her mother influenced her early on to “let her imagination run wild.” As a kid, she visited Mexico on mission trips with her family to help the community and it gave her perspective that not everyone grows up in the same environment. She studied at Azusa Pacific University as a business management major with a minor in fine arts. Seeing first hand from a media marketing internship the money that was being poured into Instagram influencers, she graduated and continued to build the Kim Rose Art brand.

The journey of finding her style has taken time and is continuously evolving. Through social media, her pieces have been purchased and shipped all over the world. Being resilient and continuing to learn have been some of the biggest lessons she has learned from being an entrepreneur. Moving forward she would like to do more creative collaborations and see Mission Marisol have a greater impact on the kids in Mexico.

In this Episode Kim discusses don’t be afraid to ask questions, the fear of failure helps us keep going, take calculated chances, using the market to help us price our services and why we must be forever curious.

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Podcast Outline (Time Markers For Audio Version Only)

  • What people come across Kim Rose Art, she hopes they’re inspired/motivated (4:25)

  • Born/raised in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (5:50)

  • Her mother influencing her early on to “let her imagination run wild” led her to trying anything/everything creatively (painting, drawing, acting) (7:30)

  • Mexico Missions trips where as a kid where they would build houses/ give kids games helped give Kim perspective that not everyone grows up in the same environment (9:55)

  • Attended Azusa Pacific University as a Business Management major and Fine Arts minor (14:20)

  • An internship her senior year with a media marketing company gave her insight/confidence to build her own brand (20:45)

  • The journey of finding her style of minimalism drawing & marble fine art (24:35)

  • What defines “fine art” is up to the artist. They make the final decision. (28:45)

  • Developing our style takes time and is always changing (30:55)

  • The process of custom orders has helped Kim become a better communicator (34:40)

  • Establishing a price for our service (35:25)

  • Reflecting on the work she has done along the way pushes Kim to keep going (43:20)

  • Instagram has helped build the Kim Rose Art brand + being authentic through social media platforms (47:30)

  • Be resilient and keep learning is a lesson she’s learned from being an entrepreneur (55:00)

  • Moving forward Kim is looking to do more creative collaborations (57:45)

  • Launching Mission Marisol, a nonprofit named after her mother with a focus of using fine art to bring funds/awareness to kids in Tijuana, Mexico  (58:55)

  • The Charity Art Auction raised $50k (68:00)

  • Spread sunshine (70:30)

  • Trying to live more minimally (71:05)

  • Kim’s purpose is to use her art to help the kids in Mexico (74:45)

  • Ask Bobbay 1 Question: What gets you out of bed in the morning? (78:15)

  • Where to find Kim on social media

  • Best advice for finding a passion/purpose (86:00)

    • Don’t put pressure on yourself

    • Surround yourself with people that love/supports you

    • Explore / be forever curious