Support Other Small Businesses
In the process of researching and starting this business, I found and made friends with a lot of other artists and small business owners. These are some of the fantastic people that inspired me and gave me advice on my journey.
Please, check them out and support their work if you can.
Hand Made Jewelry and Freelance Illustration
"Hi, I'm Bethany! I'm a freelance illustrator based out of Hartford, CT. I'm originally from a teeny tiny town in rural Maine. I love art so much that my day job is in an art museum. I am absolutely OBSESSED with Christmas. I really enjoy theater and attending musicals (some of my favorites are Dear Evan Hansen, Fun Home, and Godspell). I have an uncanny knack for tie-dying. I have recently become very interested in plants (I have a snake plant that is my favorite). I love cold autumn evenings and campfires, but I don't like s'mores. I have perfected my grandmother's blueberry muffin recipe."
Mandala Inspired Accessories and Home Decor
"Hi! My name is Jaime, my mission is to create beautiful works of art that help you feel lighter and smile when you see them. Painting and drawing mandalas started off as a healing practice for me, and it is very meditative. It is how I quiet my mind in a constantly buzzing world. Being able to start a business doing what I love is a dream come true, and I am excited to be on this ride. I make each piece with love from my home in Bowmanville, Ontario, with my fabulous cat Audrey as my trusty sidekick. I have always had a deep love for animals. I studied animal behavior/psychology in university, I was a zookeeper for over 5 years, and my ultimate goal now is to live in the country and run an animal sanctuary. Your support is not only allowing me to live my dream, but it will enable me to help animals in need and shower them in love!
I currently do not take commissions, but that doesn't mean I won't in the future! I have lots of inspiration for a wide range of new products, so follow me on social media for announcements (and process videos!). There is no button for it, but it would be lovely to have you join the over 80,000 people that follow me on Tiktok (vm.tiktok.com/wmQHFB/). I hope you have a beautiful day!"