I am an Artist by birth I say (born into a family of Artists, now married to one) and also by training. I won National Art Competitions in Secondary School and will then pride myself in my specialty- which was Highlighting and Shading, with pencil on paper.
My desire was to study Fine Arts in College but I ended up with a BA in English Literature from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State. I was told then that the Art course would be very expensive. Little did I know I would still be living my passion, not only on paper this time, but on beautiful faces! I never dreamed of becoming a Makeup Artist but many thanks to pioneers like Tara Fela-Durotoye of House of Tara Int’l and Banke Meshida Lawal of BMPro in Nigeria, because of them, I discovered a new twist to my passion and then got my first hand experience when I enrolled at the House of Tara Intl in 2007 for makeup training!
Now all the glory to Jesus, I am a full-time Artist! With the strokes of my brushes, I turn that caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly!!!
Fear is the biggest obstacle to pursuing your dreams. It is crippling and can steal your dreams from under you. You constantly tell yourself that you’ll go after your dreams when you have acquired more skills, or more money, or more time, but the truth is, that will never happen. Only when you can finally move on from your fears and recognize how it is holding you back, then can you begin to move forward. Start small and start now! It’s never too late to turn your dreams into a lifelong fulfilling passion that you can build into a successful career and business.
I dealt with my fear of failure! I am living my dream! I have a career that I am passionate about. I AM A MAKEUP ARTIST! My name is Ngozy Ezeka-Atta and this is my assignment on Earth!
What’s your dream? What’s holding you back? Let me know in the comments below. Till my next post- Stay Be-You-tyful!!
photo credit: Anita V. Cruz