Pre-Emmys Interview with Real TV Films

I know it was like so 2 weeks ago, but I wanted to share this video in the Emmys Gifting Lounge held at The W Hotel in Hollywood, CA.  Tia Barr is the host for Real TV Films for the Emmy's Gift Lounge ... she was so cute!!! Featuring The Artisan Group It was such a blast to be a part of. Hope you enjoy it! I love representing all the artisans from all over the world!  It is such a 'high' for me and I love sharing the Handmade talent with celebrities and Hollywood!!!  It's something they wouldn't probably be exposed to most times, but going to these gifting lounges allows them to be exposed and for them to SEE all the amazing talent that makes The Artisan Group!!! … [Read more...]

American Express Open Forum Likes…

Taradara!!!!!! They interviewed me over the telephone last week and the post is LIVE now!!!! We talked about starting out, Etsy, goals, and where Taradara is going from here. There are a few incorrect, but for the most part it's on the money.  {I got one art scholarship from my high school and I am still currently an active member of The Artisan Group ... but no biggie!}  He captured Taradara pretty well and I couldn't be happier to be featured on the American Express Open Forum!!!!! Wahoo!!!!! Sheesh, coming home from the SNAP Conference to this wonderful news made all the housework just disappear!!! POOF! I like it! xo Tara … [Read more...]

My heart is warm…

hmmm.... where do I begin. Remember when you first started to give your handmade goods to your friends and family for gifts and they would tell you, 'You should sell this!' Well, that is where it started for me. I remember selling my very first item from my Etsy store to a friend from high school. Then, I really remember selling my very first item to someone I totally didn't know. WHAT A FEELING!!! Just to know that the 'word' about your product is spreading beyond your personal circle. IT.IS.AMAZING.TO.ME One of the ladies that I have recently met on Twitter {yes, twitter, ya'll} bought a card holder for herself.... Then she CAME BACK and bought one for her BFF in NY. Again, WHAT … [Read more...]