October 30, 2010

A Girl called Tara

Hi everyone! Today we're heading on over to Arizona to meet Tara.

Tara has a beautiful blog that I just adore - she shares some wondeful crafty projects and her photos are stunning!!
Tara's paper craft style and creativity is SO inspiring to me
-I think you will feel the same way!

So welcome Tara! Can you tell us, What is currently inspiring you?
Autumn picnics - I recently packed the loveliest of all picnic baskets this past weekend. I pulled out my favorite vintage table cloths and napkins, milk glass serving dishes, small glass cake platters and vintage floral tin trays. I piled everything into a wooden wine crate, packed the picnic basket full of yummy food and treats and hot apple cider, and headed north to the forests for a lovely afternoon picnic with a very dear friend. I absolutely adore picnics and preparing for them!!
Vintage mason jars- I just happen to think that everything is more beautiful in a mason jar!
Pretty Gift Wrap- There's something very sweet about giving a gift that's been wrapped nicely. With the holidays approaching, I'm really looking forward to wrapping gifts again! Every year, I decide on a color combination for and design my own gift wrap, tags and gift box toppers. This year's colors are; red, pink, gold and lime. The prettier the better!

Name 3 things you couldn't live without?
If we're talking crafty type stuff, my top 3 would be:
sewing machine
note books
Everyday life stuff:
my family; Peter, Alaina & Chase
my 2 dogs, Dutchess & Maggie
the computer

Can you define to us, your personal style?
My personal style is greatly influenced by color, texture and lots of layers. I love creating fun color combinations inspired by the pages of fashion magazines. I tend to use a lot of vintage textiles in all of my work. From office papers to vintage bed linens, I'm always looking for something that I can re-purpose and make new again!

Favorite color (or color combinations)?
Black and White with red/coral and pink. So feminine and yet dramatic too!

Favorite Smell/Fragrance?
It changes with each season, but one of my long time favorites is gardenia and tuberose. It smells flowery and tropical, a perfect summer fragrance!

What do you love about your City?
Although I have a love-hate relationship with living in the desert, I will admit that I have grown to appreciate the tiny town I call home. Cave Creek is a very small, historic western town, nestled into the hills of the Phoenix Valley. I love everything about small towns, the farmer markets on Saturdays, the concert's in the park on the weekend, and the parades down the main street for special occasions. It's rustic charm is sure to make you smile. Plus, the desert here in Arizona is particularly beautiful, especially at sunset.

Do you have a favorite quote you'd like to share with us?
Lewis Carroll: (Through the Looking Glass)
The Queen: "Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
I love this quote! Just saying it to myself in the morning, motivates me to start planning my creative day!

Thanks SO much Tara for your wonderful interview - dont you all love her work and colour combinations?!

To see more of Tara
head on over to her
gorgeous BLOG
and FLICKR page


  1. you were right!! I am inspired! Tara's blog and etsy shop are both SO beautiful!!

  2. This was a fun post Anastasia. Her favorite colors happen to be mine as well! : )



  3. Dearest Anastasia, this is such a wonderful column! It's always so inspiring to read and get to know new talented artist! Tara's work is truely amazing and i really adore her photos lots! Thanks so much for sharing and have a lovely merry happy weekend! Love to you!

  4. thanks for this beautiful interview. i love Tara's work. thanks for the introduction.

  5. thanks for this great feature! i can't wait to see her etsy shop....heading there now!
    cheers, jeanette

  6. Really amazing!! I loved reading what was inspiring her and her list inspired me :)

  7. What a wonderful interview! You have just inspired me. Enjoy a beautiful day, Kellie xx


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