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She’s sold 500 paintings and written a children’s book. She’s 13. | The News & Observer

She’s sold 500 paintings and written a children’s book. She’s 13. | The News & Observer Camryn, an eighth-grader at Thales Academy in Rolesville, talks about how she juggles it all and offers some advice for other young entrepreneurs.

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RALEIGH Camryn Green isn’t old enough to drive or vote, but that hasn’t stopped her from pursuing big dreams. The 13-year-old sells her own artwork, is the author of a children’s book and helps support a teen in Liberia. She was invited to speak at the 38th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Prayer Breakfast in Raleigh last month. Camryn, an eighth-grader at Thales Academy in Rolesville, talks about how she juggles it all and offers some advice for other young entrepreneurs.

Q: You started selling your artwork five years ago. How did you become an entrepreneur at 8 years old?

A: I always wanted to be an artist. I’ve been painting since I was 4, although I’ve never taken any art classes. One day I just stopped the color-by-number painting, got out a canvas and painted freehand, and it actually looked pretty good.

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We (my mom and I) made a Facebook page and orders started coming in, so we started Camryn’s Creations.


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