THE PRACTICE OF BEING A BOLD MAGIC COLOUR MAKER – Meet Maya Corona
It’s easy to internalize the decision to change your life. It’s a whole other level of courage to externalize that desire and begin the process of actually making change.
For Maya Corona, that is part of how she takes on life and why she got the name Bold Magic Colour Maker. It takes something to challenge how things ought to go and be open to trying on new ways and practices that stretch yourself and your abilities. But for Maya that is just table stakes in the game.
She persisted despite a minimal grasp of the English language and in a foreign country. She put in the work to not just make Canada her new home, but to expand her abilities as a communicator. Which in today’s world is no longer a ‘nice to have’.
She met her future husband in design school which led both of them on a journey into balancing the needs of the family (think twins) and entrepreneurship.
In the world of visual design and communication; there are so many ways in which you can express your ideas and opinions. A 20-year career as a graphic designer provided Maya with a rich palette of options. Along with her husband, they used the tools they acquired to not only help their clients communicate more deeply who they were and what they’re in the service of but to also push their own boundaries of what could be done as creative professionals. Over the last 13 years, their business has gone through 7 evolutions. And Maya believes this is a necessary part of the process of uncovering our passions in life.
While many of her clients were quite happy with the work she was doing, they were not as willing to truly create and be creative, which left her with the experience of not only burning out but not really enjoying what she was doing anymore. She was again faced with a choice. Keep doing what she’s doing or explore what’s next.
While her husband continues to help their clients push boundaries and embrace their future aspirations to create and be creative. For the last 2 years, Maya’s gone ‘all in’ in her profession as an artist. Initially, it began as a way for her to manage her well-being. The act of putting colour to paper freed her of the constant pressure of the constraints of having to get it “right” and “perfect” in her clients’ industry. This re-ignited her creativity in new unexpected ways and has now become a fundamental part of her wellness practice. She believes all of us are creative and that all of us can access new levels of passion and inspiration and on top of pushing her own boundaries and capabilities, she teaches others to do the same and uses all of her skills as a communicator to help her, help others.
-Written by David Schmeikal
Which ‘hood are you in?
What do you do?
I paint with watercolours and acrylics, also I paint murals, I do graphic design and I love exploring new mediums
What are you currently working on?
Few commissions A 60ft Mural for Sawa Market & Cafe
Where can we find your work?