Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in visual arts but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Rose E. Hils, founder, and illustrator at Hils Art, located in Austin, Texas, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I am an artist and a children's book author/illustrator. My customers are people who want bright and meaningful work for their home and also children who want to foster their imagination and be inspired by a magical and mystical creature, Fairy Dinosaur.

Tell us about yourself

I am passionate about art because I believe it inspires healing and brightens up our world. I wrote the book Fairy Dinosaur to teach children that anything is possible and to always listen to their hearts for guidance. The message is that if your heart calls you to do something, to follow that spark and live out your dreams. I strongly believe we all have gifts to bring this world, and I want to teach our children to believe in themselves and follow their dreams!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Creating the book Fairy Dinosaur and seeing kids be inspired and lit up by the book! Children I don't even know have said it's their favorite book...and it fills my heart with such joy.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Finding the funds and support to market and promote my book. I would love to spread the message of Fairy Dinosaur to more children.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Believe in yourself.
  2. Follow your heart.
  3. Never give up.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Keep spreading your matter what.

Where can people find you and your business?


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