We had the good fortune of connecting with Anjeleiko Moreno and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Anjeleiko, is there a quote or affirmation that’s meaningful to you?
My favorite quote/ affirmation is “Enjoy your bad times as much as your good times. Once you see both of these events under the same light, then they become just an experience. This is called balance.” – Anjeleiko Moreno. This quote/ affirmation highlights the simplistic nature of both good and bad times, and allows me to zoom out and see my life from a bigger perspective. To elaborate, it helps me to see bad experiences as a necessary part of life, and it helps me to better enjoy the good things that happen in my life. I believe that its a common practice for people to disregard balance whenever they experience any type of negative event, and this is a practice that I definitely disagree with and aim to change in the world.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
What sets my art apart from others is the intention I put behind my art. I pursue art in order to bring light to those around me. The thing I am most proud of with my art, is the network and influence I have managed to create here in the valley. The path to where Im at now (creatively) has been nothing short of rocky, Ive experienced my highest highs and lowest lows because of my craft. It is because I have experienced so much with my art that i am always willing to accept and push through any type of challenge. One of the most valuable lessons that I have learned is to appreciate the bad times, its where real character is built. Art is one of the (if not the most) challenging fields to solidify yourself and build a name for yourself/ brand, but the end result is more than worth the effort. One thing I want the world to know about me is that I truly believe that my city needs me. I stuck with my craft in order to see people smile, and I have the same mission eight and a half years later. If people smile at something, they’re more likely to remember it. This will cause a ripple effect of positive feelings and impact the lives of many.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Monday- Snooze (Builtmore area, best brunch money can buy) Tuesday- Khalid’s Hip-Hip & Martial Arts (Home of AZ underground hip hop) Wednesday- Tempe Beach Park (great for watching sunsets/ paddle boating) Thursday- Hiking “A” mountain (an Arizona must do for any traveler) Friday- Westgate (bowling, food, bars, its an Arizona signature) Saturday- Bar hopping on mill ave (you’re guaranteed to experience something wild)
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to shout out my good friend and sponsor, Robert Marrlett. For the past 4 years, this man has been helping not only me, but my whole friend group succeed and get closer to our goals. No matter what the situation, Rob has continued to provide great insight and strong guidance. He is always willing to go the extra mile and lend a helping hand. It is very rare to find an individual that is that supportive and helpful. Truly a great man and an example to all. The world needs more people like Rob.