Interviews

In the studio with Codie Kyle

In the studio with Codie Kyle

Codie Kyle has all the makings of an artist: a clear point of view, a style that’s all her own, and a space to create. But leaning into entrepreneurship and calling herself an artist was not something that came easily to the painter. “I was so […]

Sanetra Longno of Unravel Co

Sanetra Longno of Unravel Co

You may have seen Sanetra Longno grace the Instagram photos of local businesses by modeling their goods, or maybe even behind the lens of her own photography projects. But now this multi-talented creative and supporter of small businesses has her own venture to pursue as […]

Meet Shay Spaniola of bunglo

Meet Shay Spaniola of bunglo

“If you have a clear vision and it’s all you can think about – go for it! You only live once, I feel living a life of freedom is the most important goal we can set for ourselves.” Living a creative life full of adventure […]

Nina Gordon of take heart on creativity, career changes and taking chances

Nina Gordon of take heart on creativity, career changes and taking chances

As a social worker, Nina Gordon hit a point in her career where she began to burn out. Unsure of what she wanted to do next, Nina decided to take a chance and pursue her creative interests. “I learned to be careful not to confuse being […]

Empowering, Connecting, Inspiring: Melinda Garvey of Austin Woman Magazine

Empowering, Connecting, Inspiring: Melinda Garvey of Austin Woman Magazine

Melinda Garvey didn’t dream of one day becoming an entrepreneur. But when the idea for Austin Woman Magazine came about, she had to run with. “It was one of those lightning bolt moments where I just knew,” she says below. “I heard the idea and […]

Kylee Barnard of Silk Diaries on female empowerment and individuality

Kylee Barnard of Silk Diaries on female empowerment and individuality

There’s so much to love about a creative business like Silk Diaries. The hand-dyed, ethically-made silks (and the empowering mission behind them) come from founder Kylee Barnard — an artistic entrepreneur with a genuine story and a heartfelt message for women. During a stressful, anxiety-filled time […]

The inspiration behind Feliz: a design pop-up market

The inspiration behind Feliz: a design pop-up market

Bringing the creative community together is a mission we stand behind. It’s also the reason why Feliz, a design pop-up sale featuring independent designers, artists and makers began back in 2012. The event focuses on carefully curating a selection of artists and their wares that […]

Meet Keri Anderson: your favorite plant lady

Meet Keri Anderson: your favorite plant lady

Keri Anderson of Slavonk & Hortus, now The Plant Party, is doing just that — throwing parties and bringing plants along with her. While plants have made their way into everyone’s hearts (thank you, Instagram and Pinterest), Keri’s love for plants has been years in […]

Shayda Torabi on the business of blogging

Shayda Torabi on the business of blogging

Shayda Torabi is living her best life by seeking out the best food. A marketing manager by day, Shayda’s work travels and passion for food adventures led her to launch Dine With Shayda, an Austin-based food blog. Her side hustle has her checking out the best […]