Today we’d like to introduce you to Basauri Fernandez.
Hi Basauri, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
Hi! My name is Basauri, and Chingona Flowers is my Lil flower biz here in Phoenix. I started this journey by taking my fun hobby to a new level. I do everything from home on my 9-5 and busy schedule. None of this would be possible without my support system, and I’m eternally grateful for them! I never thought I’d have my own business, let alone have so—many people interested in purchasing a one-of-a-kind arrangement.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Sometimes you break the bank when finding ways to support yourself and your dream. You make mistakes sometimes; it’s not all that it seems to be! That’s just part of the journey, and I embrace it every chance. It can be challenging, but I’m always ready to handle any obstacles.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I make flower arrangements of all shapes and sizes. I customize it to your liking and make sure I consider every detail if I don’t love the arrangement. How could I expect you too!?
I’ve been doing this for almost 2 years, and I’m still learning. Every order, there’s a rush of excitement and thoughts of “How can I make this different than the last? How can I challenge myself and step out of my comfort zone?”.
Everything I make comes from the heart. It’s a way for me to bring put my visions into physical form. I’m most proud of myself for actually making this happen for myself. Of course, I wouldn’t be able to do that without everyone else. I finally understand that when you believe in something, you want to see it all through to the end. I’m proud of myself for not giving up even when it feels like I have to. All of my arrangements are custom-made. You’ll never see two of the same! I think that’s what sets me apart. I like to take more of a maximalist approach to my orders. I also try my best to keep them affordable, so everyone gets to have one!
Alright, before we go, can you talk to us a bit about how people can work, collaborate, or support you?
Honestly, I am always looking to work with local creatives or anyone interested in my work! Shoot me an email, a text, DM, smoke signal, whatever. I will always say yes! You can support me by purchasing an arrangement or just sharing my posts and telling your friends/family about my biz. I love meeting new clients!
- Instagram: instagram.com/chingonaflowers
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