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Originally from Mayne Island British Columbia, Alix decided to leave her small town to move to the east coast, where she attended Mount Allison university, graduating in 2015 with a bachelor of fine arts.
Since graduating Alix’s work has moved away from traditional methods and has found a new focus in digital and graphic work. Pulling inspiration from the seemingly mundane everyday moments.
1. What makes you proud to say you live in Atlantic Canada?
I moved to Atlantic Canada from British Columbias even years ago and was completely won over by the sense of community. I am proud to have been welcomed into such a supportive and unique group of people all willing to work together to focus on the bigger picture, and make a safe and supportive space.
2. What inspires your creative process?
I build off those around me — I have surrounded myself with creative people to find support and to bounce ideas off of. I enjoy being challenged by those around me, pushing myself to achieve things that solo I may have felt impossible. That, and I'm never ashamed to admit to a solid pinterest scroll.
3. What do you hope your legacy will be?
I can't say that I have started to think of my legacy. I have only just started figuring out what the next step for me is, and I am focusing on the right now rather than stressing about the future. First step finish school, second step legacy.
4. What is the best piece of advice you’ve received so far?
There is one piece of advice that my dad always reminds me of whenever things get tough — just breathe.
5. Tell us something unexpected about yourself.
I was once on a bowling team that placed third. To this date it is one of my proudest achievements.
6. What is a common misconception about millennials that you disagree with? Why?
That millennials are tech savvy. If you think this is true you clearly have not witnessed me trying to download files from dropbox.
7. What does self-care or wellness mean for you?
Self-care is all about listening to what your body needs. Sleeping when you're tired, eating when you're hungry, drinking when you’re thirsty, and dancing when you just can’t help it!
8. What’s one thing that scares you?
Birds. But I am working on it.
9. What’s your favourite way to support local?
Buying my food and drinks as locally as possible. We have access to such amazing products that it would be an absolute shame to not take full advantage of it.
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