Real Life makes you look 30 pounds heavier than you look on computer!!!!
Thats the story I told Tami before I finally met her in person at my brick and mortar.
Im not sure how our paths first crossed but im so happy we did because without knowing it Ive been a fan of Tami Kennars art work for a long time!
A few years ago I purchased the prettiest pink tray with hand painted roses on it.
It was signed by a local artist who made things for one of my favorite shops Gingerbreads in Ocean Grove NJ
Now fast forward a couple years........
I came across this artist only knowing her by her 1st name and boutique on Etsy called
I asked her if she would make some signs for my brick and mortar and she said yes that she makes them for a store in Ocean Grove as well.
My radar started going off and I said "Whats your last name?" She told me and I ran and got the tray I love and wouldnt you know it had her signature on it!
What a small world!
Anyway she made some signs for me now the time came for us to meet in person!
Of course it came with some anxiety because of several reasons........
1. what if she is really some crazed lunatic posing as a shabby chic rose artist!!!!! ...lol...(Boy do I have an imagination)
and .........2. Ive gained some weight this year due to a thyroid problem and of course we dont always put our fat pictures on computer for all to see so thats why I told Tami.....
"Remember that real life adds 30 pounds on you than the computer does, Im not really this size im really the size I look on the computer"....lol....
I decided that was the story I was going with!
She seemed to fall for it! :)))))
And im also happy to report she is not a crazed lunatic posing as a shabby chic rose artist :P
Tami turned out to be as sweet in person as she was in our emails.................
Check out her site you will be glad you did. http://www.pinkbuttercreme.etsy.com/
On a final note my home is being featured on
as the cottage of the month
Terry emailed me and asked if she could feature me, I felt so flattered, I remember seeing her on the Oprah Winfrey show and wished she lived near me so she could help me. She has other homes featured so check her out.
these are shots of my living room.....
I painted this pedestal and added a vintage plate......
This is another one of my dress forms that ive been making using vintage millinery and fabrics! I love them!! My signature mark is to use vintage dresses to make their skirts.
have a great day!