"I was so guilty of holding onto my vision that I couldn't receive the vision God had for me. It wasn't until the picture frame of my life broke and all I had left was a blank canvas that God's vision finally started to come to fruition in my life"
When God prompted me to begin writing books and blogging in 2015 I was immediately challenged with doubt. Why me? Who is going to read this? What if this is a waste of time? I am generally reserved and felt that there are hundreds of other people who are better qualified, more outspoken, and more in tuned with God doing this and are reaching millions. After playing a friendly game of tug of war with what God had prompted me to do… I lost of course and gave in. I started writing, praying, and seeking God for direction. I had no clue what to say or even how to say it. God began to open my eyes to see things around me, things in my own life, and in His Word!
What if I exposed the pieces of me that I try so hard to conceal? What if my exposure brings healing to at-least one soul? What if I walk to the edge and jump off fully trusting that God will catch me in my free-fall? I’m being pushed everyday closer to the edge; closer to the place God is calling me to go. It’s a rush of excitement and if I’m honest, hesitation. The what if’s are endless, but the allure of the unknown is enticing. Today I take one step closer and tomorrow I’ll take another or maybe even two. Until I’m free falling into the exact place God wants me to be. I’ve been broken and I remember the miraculous feeling when God opened my eyes to His freedom.
I am the wife to my husband, Stephen Green! Stephen is my best friend, confidant, creative partner, and partner in purpose. His presence in my life is a clear example of God's abundant love for me! I am the mother of two beautiful little girl. Stephen and our girls are a blessing and a true testament to how faithful God is!
When I was in undergrad I started my photography business and have since partnered with my husband to run Forever Green Branding. I love connecting with others through my camera, blog, and website! So many great relationships have started behind my lens and I am beyond thankful for the opportunity to do what I love and bring God glory! After a season of great pain (domestic violence survivor) I started FREED Magazine! As Editor in Chief of FREED Magazine, my amazing team and I have the opportunity to shed light on darkness and share testimonies from all over the world. FREED Magazine is a special place to be vulnerable, authentic, and loved in spite of whatever is going on in life. If you have a testimony, fashion, photography or design that you would like to share with the world you can submit your work online!
I hope my website inspires and encourages you! Welcome to BrianaAriel.com I hope you stay awhile!
My grandfather's artistic abilities
My grandma Annabel's faith
My grandma Tootsie's strength
My Father's Work Ethic
My Mother's Creativity
My Husband's Leadership
My daughters' joy
Nelson Mendela's dedication
John Coltrane's Melodic Creativity
my aunt mae's encouragement
Jackie Robinson's grit
maya Angelou's poetry & stories
christine caine's book uNASHAMED
The greeting of the sunrise in the morning
my friends, family, Mentors, & Acquaintances
I am so in love with my Stephen also known as Sir. Daily he is a reminder of God's faithfulness. Even in both our imperfections I truly see God's hand on our lives. The moments we spend together are filled with laughs, affirmations, Jesus, random songs, and love. I've told him plenty of times that I would have settled for half of the man he is, thankfully God didn't allow me to. Long story short I cherish Stephen!
Motherhood has to be one of the most rewarding and challenging feats to date! I look at my daughters and I know that God entrusted their little hearts to me. They teach me more than I teach them. They challenge me to be consistent in all areas of my life. I am learning to speak their language and understand their hearts. I love being their mother and I am grateful to call these two girls my babies!
I love trying something new, traveling to a new place, and discovering a hidden gem in the neighborhood. I used to collect lots of material possessions and realized that they actually meant nothing to me. However the memories I gained through experiences over the years has captured my heart.
COLLECT MEMORIES > Material Possessions
There’s no perfection in art. I am free when I create. There's no room for ambiguity, nor structure just expression. My normal predisposition is extremely structured by way of processes and routines. When I am in the midst of art I am free, no guidelines just me. Even when I strive for perfection in my artwork I realize there is no one who can accurately judge my creativity. They don’t truly know the heart behind the art.