We had the good fortune of connecting with Diamin Robinson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Diamin, how have you been keeping yourself busy during quarantine?
My favorite thing to do during this quarantine has been creating memories with my daughter. As unfortunate as these times have been it has truly been a blessing in disguise that has allowed me to slow down and cherish the moments that I have with her. We have been painting,drawing, chalking, crafting and it has all been so much fun.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Honestly I’m still trying to get the hang of things. I’ve done a few shows here and there over the years, however I want to do more to share my gift with others. One of the most important lessons that I’ve learned throughout my journey as an artist has been not to compare myself to others. When you start to compare yourself to others you start to lose sight of why you even create in the first place. I typically create what is connected to me as a mother, a black woman, a daughter, a friend. What I am most proud of when it comes to my art, is when I create a piece and my daughter sees it and her eyes light up. She amazed that her mother created that piece of art. It creates an excitement for her where she wants to pick up a paint brush or pencil or marker and create something beautiful of her own.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I create because not only is creating art therapeutic for me but I love sharing my creativity with my supporters. The support that I receive from my family, friends, co-workers, those who purchase my art and even my customers at work, it gives me that warm fuzzy feeling and that extra push to keep creating.When people see my art and they can either relate to it, they’re inspired by it or they’re truly just in awe with what I’ve created reminds me that my gift was meant to be shared with others. I appreciate every person who continues to give me that little nudge to just keep going.