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Entrepreneur Success: Fragile Glory Impressions

By: Maura McInerney Published: October 31st, 2013

The Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs was a huge success, and want to share some of our favorite moments.  After applying to the competition four different times, Mary Sorteberg finally won!  Learn more about her here.

Meet Fragile Glory Impressions

Mary Sorteberg, age 20, has been creating art since she was just four years old. She started her business at the age of 11 when she turned one of her original drawings into a greeting card to sell. Mary doesn’t believe in being a starving artist, so she continues to grow her artistic interests into a strong business.

Watch this video to see her creating beautiful art – and then meeting her mentor, Colleen Abdoulah of WOW! Cable. Phone and Internet.

Mary started off selling cards from her artwork, but she soon added prints, hand-painted iPhone cases, custom commissions, and teaching. She has now been teaching art to kids and adults for six years and enjoys every moment.

She is currently a part time student at Metro State University of Denver working towards an Art Major. Being only part-time at school gives Mary flexibility with her schedule to devote the rest of her time to her art business. She has recently achieved one of her big goals to have her own studio! She just moved into the new space where she can display her art, teach her classes, and continue to explore her horizons.

Mary had a beautiful acceptance speech during the event.  Watch it here and then leave your congratulations for Mary in the comments section below.

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