We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah Bruno and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sarah, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?

I have always wanted to be an artist, to have a business of my own, and to be my own boss. I love drawing and it’s just fun for me, it’s not work. If you‘re passionate, independent, extremely driven, and organized, starting your own business could be one of the best things you ever do. Starting your own business may come with amazing rewards, and it will definitely come with lessons you can learn from. I knew I had to start my own business to continue progressing as an artist.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?

My art represents what I see, both the visible, and invisible essence of a subject. To set myself apart from others, I create custom portrait drawings on my iPad, as this allows me to provide digital art files (JPEG, PDF files) of the portrait to my customers in addition to a print. I am most proud of my ability to draw what I see, while also capturing a subject’s essence. Along the way, I’ve learned many lessons. The most important lesson is to be grateful. Always keeping appreciative and thankful thoughts in mind. My art business is called Traveling Arrow Art because an arrow traveling through the air symbolizes a remarkable journey, some of which you can control and some of which you cannot control, just like life. Additionally, I often draw during our travels.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.

My San Diego itinerary would be as follows: Sights and Neighborhoods:

Cabrillo National Monument, Torrey Pines State Reserve, Coronado Island and Beach, Silver Stand, South Park, North Park, University Heights, Cardiff State Beach, Annie’s Canyon Trail, Encinitas, and Leucadia.

Eat:Trattoria I Trulli in Encinitas Encinitas, Fish Shop in Encinitas, Claire’s on Cedros in Solana Beach, CUCINA enoteca in Delmar, South Beach in Ocean Beach, Kairoa Brewing Company in University Heights, Madison in University Heights, Buona Forchetta in South Park, Bronx Pizza in Hillcrest, Civico 1845 in Little Italy

Drink: Stone Brewing in Escondido, BK cellars in Escondido, Carlsbad Brewing Company in Carlsbad, Rouleur in Carlsbad, Culver Beer Co in Carlsbad, Burgeon Beer Company in Carlsbad, Culture Brewing Co in Solana Beach, Office in Cardiff, Ballast Point Brewing in Little Italy, Mission Brewery in San Diego, Eppig Brewing in Point Loma, Hamilton’s Tavern in South Park

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to dedicate this shoutout to my family. To my husband, Mike and dog-daughter, Nilla for all their unconditional love and support. To my Mom and Dad for all their love, wisdom, and encouragement over the years. To my brother and sister for all their love and teachings about fairness, kindness, teamwork and caring. 

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/travelingarrow

Other: Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/travelingarrow

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