Reserved and soft spoken, I first noticed Jade because of the tattoo on her tricep: a simple line drawing of a dinosaur. We started talking more and more every time she popped into the shop. But nothing too deep or personal. One day I finally asked her what she did, but before she could answer her son piped in: "Oo, Oo! My mom's an artist!" Jade blushed and quieted him down, but not before my interest was piqued. Really? What medium do you work in?
And now it feels like ages since that conversation. Not only have I commissioned Jade to work on personal projects (see below, my pup Ernie), but we've collaborated on products for the shop and I've happily referred her to several friends.
But Jade's really worked her magic on the Rose Cottage by Kanibal Home line. Not only did she help design the logo, but she was instrumental in all of the brand's development. Between Jade and her husband JP, I knew I was in some serious talented hands.
She's even one of the featured vendor's at this Saturday's pop-up shop -- Bringing new items from Mumbot, personal paintings and some super secret surprises.