Milagros Rivera is, at her core, an artist. She breathes life into any material that speaks to her and empowers others through her words and imagery. Mixed Media is her passion!
Milagros is also a business woman, operating The Paper Boutique Scrapbooking Studio in Puerto Rico since 2006. Here, she hosts in-person workshops as well as live workshops and education sessions. You can also shop with her, in-person or virtually.
Her boutique is filled with all the materials you could need to create until your hearts content. You’ll also find her signature stamps which speak to your soul. Follow her on social to catch her lives, listen to her words, be empowered by her art.
Milagros Rivera, a mixed media artist living in Puerto Rico, shares her creative journey, how her business came to be, and how she navigated the challenges of hurricane Maria and the pandemic. Milagros shares the importance of being adaptive in business and finding inspiration in her surroundings. She also emphasizes the power of giving and sharing, as well as taking risks and embracing mistakes. Milagros encourages artists to be unique and authentic in their work and highlights the value of in-person connections at shows and events.
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Introduction and Creative Inspiration
Starting a Creative Business
Overcoming Challenges: Hurricane and Pandemic
Adapting to Change in Business
The Importance of Being Adaptive
Supporting the Community
The Power of Giving and Sharing
Getting Published and Being Unique
Taking Risks and Making Contacts
Finding Inspiration in the Surroundings
Creating with Unconventional Materials
The Power of ‘What If’
Being Spontaneous and Experimental
Embracing Mistakes and Persevering
Spreading Positivity and Hope
Upcoming Projects and Travel
Preserving Puerto Rican Culture
The Value of In-Person Connections