Artisan Tammie: Energetic Art

Artisan Tammie: Energetic Art

“I don’t usually have a plan when I begin a piece, I just know color and use color as expression,” says Tammie Demessie. Tammie Demessie hadn’t painted for 21 years when her sister asked for a favor. She wanted an original painting as a gift, but what Tammie didn’t...
Artisan Cathy: The Details of Nature

Artisan Cathy: The Details of Nature

“I look for little things . . . like a fern uncurling its fronds in the sun,” says Cathy Hillegas. There is magic in Cathy Hillegas’ trees. A play of light and shadows gives a sycamore divinity. In her painting “Rise Up,” the vantage point from the lowly ground makes...
Artisan Faith: A Grape Adventure

Artisan Faith: A Grape Adventure

“When you create, all the hard work is worth it in the end,” says Faith Hatcher. Meet Faith Hatcher, winemaker and champion of women. Faith’s path to the artisan craft of winemaking began in college where she studied biology and chemistry, prerequisites for her...
Artisan Sravya: Drawing a New Life

Artisan Sravya: Drawing a New Life

“I keep getting inspired. I want to reach as many people as I can,” says Sravya Manohar. Don’t be fooled. Watching one of Sravya Manohar’s time-lapse drawing videos may give you the overzealous notion that if you pick up a graphic pencil, you may be able to draw...
Creating a Life You Want to Live

Creating a Life You Want to Live

“My journey has not been linear, but I’ve learned everyone has their own timeline,” Julie Geer says. Fortune cookies and hearts reveal their truths by being cracked open. So did Julie Geer, 27, owner and operator of Assist by Julie, an a la carte event consulting...