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

Hi Chanece, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
“You’ve got to learn to leave the table when loves no longer being served”

We have to learn to get uncomfortable for comfort. Sitting or being somewhere where your cups are not being filled just because your comfortable. Not happy but comfortable. This quote helps me to not go back into unhappy comfortable situations.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Being creative is truly my passion. My art is a reflection of my healing journey. I started art due to being extremely depressed and needed a outlet. I knew it was the key from my very first Abstract 4×4 piece. I felt empowered and proud of myself. I got to where I am today because art was the sun on a cloudy rainy day for me. I knew I had to learn more, Acrylic pours became my specialty. I haven’t looked back and don’t plan on it.

My most exciting moment is have my work for purchase in Retail therapy Boutique located in downtown Glendale. I feel that if your not being challenged your not on the correct path. Being challenged is apart of the journey.I continue to work hard with an open heart and mind to learn from the good and hard life experiences. Stay optimistic, positive thoughts and rest. Don’t lose the simple free things most people on earth need compassion, be emphatic, be that listening ear, smile, sing that song loud you may make someone day better by simply being YOU, it’s free.

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.
I’d love to start each day off with a peaceful meditation. – I do this daily

Nice home cooked meals- There’s nothing like a home cooked meal made with love.

Outside with nature hiking trails- best place to be plus free vitamin D.

Comedy show- Laughing is the best medicine

Spa Massage and Facial- self care is extremely important and really helps on any journey.

Gun Range- Let off some steam we are not vegetables lol

Shopping- It’s always fun to shop with a girlfriend.

Sedona (surrounding cites) – I absolutely love it here and the air and people are so light. You can definitely feel the difference from living in the city.

Spoken Word Poetry – I absolutely love to see people self expression to their passions. Shows bravery to get on stage and be vulnerable.

There are many places I’ve loved to check out. I am always going to be open to new experiences and places.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Everyone journey isn’t filled with lots of physical support. Social media has been extremely helpful in my journey. Amazing people like Gary Vee has pushed me in so many ways and his energy I literally feel it in each video. Staying in your comfort zone leaves you in comfort.. not growth. Another person who has pushed me isn’t physical here anymore. She left us 12/23/2021 my sister Tannisha passing was my wake up call to live life and we can be here one day an gone the next literally. I’d love to thank my son for being here with me supporting me in ways he probably doesn’t understand being 4 years young. I’d love to thank my Father for always loving and support my unique mind and creative ideas. Lastly I’d like to thank myself for believing in myself and rolling with the river and not fighting with the rocks.

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