Meet Hunter Ross of Lovely Enoch
We've loved hearing lately about what you guys are most interested in seeing and reading here at The Deeply Co, and we are so excited to introduce you to more makers here on the blog and in the shop! The heartbeat of Deeply has always been and will always be celebrating the beauty and creativity of others as they do what they do so well, and we could not be more elated to introduce you today to our friend Hunter Ross.
We collaborated this month in honor of Valentines' Day on her beautiful embroidered piece in the February Favorites shop, and we think it's just the perfect little gift for your "galentine" or yourself! We asked her a few questions about what she does and why she does it and loved getting to know her a little better. We hope you will, too!
Tell us a bit about yourself including what you do and why it makes your heart sing
HR: I had two dreams growing up, one to work in the fashion industry and the
other to be a stay at home mom. I worked for almost four years as a visual
merchandiser and loved it, but the weight of my second dream pressed in
hard. Harsh words like infertility fought to define me and when we lost
our first child to a miscarriage, words like empty and lonely crept in. We
named our first child Enoch - Biblically he was the only man mentioned to
not die, he just continued walking with God. In this pain and deep sorrow
my heart began to heal through creating with my hands. I have always
loved art but practicing it alongside my job wasn’t an option because of
time. Enoch, in his sweet short time with us, brought me back to my
Creator. When I was creating, my heart wasn’t bitter, my thoughts
weren’t inward, and my loneliness diminished. The definition of lovely is
something extraordinarily beautiful and that’s what that season was. It
was awful and horrible and the most beautiful sorrow because I got to
know my God on a deeper level that I would not have allowed otherwise.
It is by God’s tender grace and love that I am fulfilling the second dream
of mine with my two little boys. My heart sings when I am surrounded by
the ones I love. It honestly doesn’t matter what we’re doing – playing
cars, watching construction equipment at work outside, or just simply
running errands - being with my people is my favorite.
Who or what most inspires you as a person and as a creative?
HR: There’s a quote by Erma Bombeck that I love and tend to lean into when I
think about who I am and what God has gifted me with. It says, “When I
stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have
a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.’”
This quote I tend to use as inspiration to push me to keep creating. My
husband is my high school sweetheart, this man has been with me pretty
much from braces to babies. He’s seen my ugly and chooses to daily love
me deeply and intentionally. He absolutely inspires me. For him there is
no idea too ridiculous, no dream unreachable and no box that your
desires need to fit into. He encourages me to “go for it” whatever it is, and
he pushes me to dream – something that can easily get lost when you’re a
stay at home mom.
What’s your favorite season of the year and why?
HR: I love the fall. Maybe it’s the weather finally getting bearable to be
outside, the colors changing, and the Texas state fair. But really it’s
because my birthday is in the fall and I’m a big fan of birthdays.
What do you do when you’re not working?
HR: I have a two year old, a one year old and an eleven week old puppy, so
when I am not working, I’m sleeping.
How did you discover you had a knack for what you do?
HR: I absolutely love getting to stay home with my boys; it is by far the most
tiring, refining and rewarding thing I’ve ever done and I am so thankful
for the opportunity. But I’d be lying if I didn’t say I miss having a creative
outlet. I love to watercolor, but it’s a mess and then add in my boys and
it’s just not happening. So, randomly found embroidery on Instagram, thought it looked fun, got it for Christmas and here we are – Etsy shopand all. Grabbing life people and going for it.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
HR: In five years I hope to fall more in love with my Savior, prioritize my time
better, allow grace to rule over me rather than perfection, and be better at
Thank you so much for partnering with us, Hunter! If you'd like to connect with Hunter for a personalized project, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her Etsy Shop will be going live THIS MONTH, and we'll be sure to direct you to her space on Etsy and social media as soon as it is up and running. In the meantime, if you'd like to purchase her "You're Lovely" piece for Shop Deeply, you can follow the link below!