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January Artist of the Month: Kathryn Mathias

The day has come. We actually randomly pulled out one of our names!

This is actually really nice timing because it's a new year now and with the renovations we have planned later on this month, it would be a little unfair to do one of the other artists with the shortened time.

For those of you who do not know, Kathryn is the owner and founder of Impulsive Creativity! Keep reading to find out more about Kathryn and Impulsive Creativity!


A Little More About Kathryn

Kathryn Mathias is the owner of Impulsive Creativity! Without her, none of this would exist today! She started working on her craft in college as a way to have pretty, shiny things without breaking the bank. From there, she just fell in love with the art of chainmaille and working with local, natural stones.

Having been born and raised in Mebane, NC her heart has always been drawn to this local art community; trying to support it however she can. She first started showcasing her work at local festivals and shows, quickly realizing that her real dream was to open up her own store one day.

That dream finally happened in October 2018! Since opening the storefront, Impulsive Creativity has had over 80 artists (as far as today) say they would like to join us in bolstering the art community in Mebane, NC. With a focus on artists just starting their craft, or just starting to sell their work, we encourage artists in the local area to reach higher towards their dreams and provide a wonderful place for art lovers to support their own art community.

Kathryn is one of the most hardworking people I know; she has a full-time job on top of owning her own business. She is also one of the most caring people I know. It's the whole reason she started Impulsive as we know it today, to help other artists that are having a hard time breaking into the art world.


Our Interview with Kathryn

H: What was the "key moment" for you that lead to you getting started in your medium?

K: I've always enjoyed jewelry and other "shiny" things. I'd started creating gemstone jewelry in 2010 when I was bored in college. My sister took a chainmaille class and showed me how to make a box chain bracelet. From there, I was hooked and found supportive hobby communities online and never looked back

H: If you could work in any other area of art (besides your own), what would it be and why?

K: I hope I can own a BnB with a small bakery attached one day. I'm sure art will still be a part of my life for the rest of forever ❤

H: You're a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?

K: Probably glitter dark red because I'm either supper moody or all glitter sunshine. Mostly moody

H: What is your go-to strategy for overcoming the thoughts of "your work isn't good enough" or "I am not good enough to sell my work"?

K: I make thinks that I would wear and I like. If other people like it, awesome. If not I get cool jewelry. It's a win win.

H: If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

K: I would be a cat for obvious reasons.


What You Can Look Forward To

For the two weeks that we will be open in January, Kathryn is offering two amazing offers! Just for you!

The first deal is if you Buy 2, you'll Get 1 FREE on her gemstone and aromatherapy bracelets! These are made with real gemstones and lava beads (in the case of the aromatherapy bracelets) on a stretchy band so that they will fit easier. These make excellent gifts because you don't have to know the size wrist of the person you're giving them too. This deal is even better to buy matching bracelets for you and your friends!

The second deal is her stamp bracelets are $10 instead of the normal $15 for this month only! Made with all different sayings and designs that a more gender neutral. Grab one for this amazing rate for your significant other for Valentine's Day! (It's a lot closer than you think!)


Let's Get Social!

Do you have a question or an idea? Let us know! Leave a commit below, sign up for our email list, or follow us on Social Media!

Here's a link to our Facebook page!

And then one for our Instagram page!

We seriously love to hear from you guys! What project are you working on right now? Let us know! Add pictures! We are here to support artist, especially new artists, and creativity.


Happy New Year everyone! We hope that you have a great start to 2020! You will have to come to the store location to take advantage of the Artist of the Month deals Kathryn is offering this month. Be on the lookout for updates about what we're doing for the last two weeks on January! We are SO excited!

XOXO - Impulsive

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