Oh sweet summer. This year is flying by! This month we are officially through half the year and half the Natalie Ryan featured designers.
(Sidebar: I’m looking for 2 more small business owners/artists to partner with this year, if this is you please email me- email@example.com.)
I’ve loved the line-up of ladies this year and Rachel Tenny, the Featured Designer for June, fits right in!
Rachel and I met on the internet (love the internet) and were in a small mastermind group together (shout out Ashley and Lauren!) in 2017. Rachel is a therapist and artist in North Carolina and runs her business with art and mental health in mind. She creates beautiful items with meaningful messages and her passion for her work is so clearly evident in her online presence. One of her signature phrases is “you are enough”, which is a powerful reminder for us ladies in this day.
It’s also very fitting to be the design for the wallpaper download she designed exclusively for Natalie Ryan this month. Read on for a fun interview with Rachel.
Click here to download the wallpaper Rachel designed just for Natalie Ryan and enjoy a little pick me up every day as your phone background!
What do you do?
I am an artist and mental health therapist and combine my passions to create products that are both beautiful and meaningful. One of my favorite things I create are sets of affirmation cards and hats (like the one I'm wearing in this photo). My mission is to remind women that they are #alreadyenough and don't have to prove their worth through what they achieve, what they look like, or by any external measure. I also run a program for creative entrepreneurs called Mental Health for Creatives that helps business owners prioritize their mental well-being.
Who or what inspires you?
Travel! And also talking to the amazing women I get to work with. The conversations we have actually inspire a lot of the products I create!
Do you prefer coffee or cocktails?
Can I say both? I love a giant cup of coffee in the morning and usually one in the afternoon too. My favorite summery cocktail is watermelon rosé...so fun and refreshing!
You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be?
Flamingo pink. Or a bold navy!
What is one thing that makes you smile every day?
My pups! I have two rescue pups, Sophia (cocker spaniel) and Tinsley (pitbull) and they are always up to something that makes me laugh.
Your website: www.racheltenny.com
Favorite social media platform to find you on: Instagram @Rachel Tenny