Today I am excited to be featuring Daniela, the wonderful Mama behind Magnolia Rex Art. Daniela started this business after a fun day of painting with her two year old son Rex. Rex had been painting away, and after finishing his masterpiece Daniela saw certain shapes within his painting. After sketching a few different animals over top of some of his work, her husband took notice and encouraged them to keep creating. Soon they realized they had an interesting idea, and decided to turn their artwork into a business.
Daniela’s husband Thomas designs science curriculums and exhibits for schools and museums, and is an expert when it comes to identifying a wide variety of animals that are endangered, threatened, or live in habitats that need help. Because of this, they decided to donate a portion of their profits to animal charities that are represented in their art. For example, when you purchase any product featuring the baby giraffe, a donation goes to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, the lion products benefit The Lion Guardians, and so on.
What advice do you have for other momprenuers looking to start their own business?
My advice for other moms interested in creating a side business would be to find your niche. Search the market, see what’s out there, and find something new. It could be a well-loved idea with your new personal take on it, or something no one has thought of yet. Everyone has an individual voice, and that is what people who want to spend time and money in this industry care about. We all love each other’s stories. Everyone’s trying to make their family life the best it can be, and helping other families who find creative ways to spend time together, while also providing for their basic needs, is a process that we all can identify with. Everyone’s story is important. Just tell yours!
At the end of the day, what makes this Mama smile?
We are so fortunate to be able to spend so much time with our kids. I’m not going to lie, it is challenging to balance family, work, and keep our sanity, but knowing that we are all in this adventure together, that we get to share and combine our interests and hobbies, and be able to support our family doing what we love is what makes me the happiest. At the end of the day, it’s all worth it.
I am so in love with this company, and here is why. First off, they have found a way to incorporate everyone, even their kids into the family business, and there is nothing cuter than a budding young entrepreneur. Secondly, they have used this creative outlet as a way to give back to different organizations, and third, their art is one of a kind unique pieces.
To support this wonderful family ran business (and help out some cute animals as well) you can see their entire animal line by clicking here MagnoliaRex Art. You can also stay connected with this family by following them on Instagram @magnoliarexart, or like them on Facebook at MagnoliaRex Art Facebook.
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