I have found over the last two years that I simply love to interview creative people on my blog. Earlier this year I did a series of interviews with some of the lovely Scandinavian bloggers that I follow which was really well received. When my friend Heather Bullard told me she was working on a brand new website I asked her if I could do a little interview to coincide with the launching of her site. Three years ago, Heather and I met through blogging and became fast friends. We finally got to meet at the Silver Bella event two years ago and then we spent a week together in Texas at the spring 2008 antique shows and had so much fun. I keep trying to get her to move to Missouri but unfortunately we don’t have any oceansJ I hope you enjoy my little chat with the talented Heather and will visit her beautiful new site~
I know you have many fans, but tell us a little something about Heather Bullard? Well...I love to be outdoors. I enjoy eating my meals outside, taking walks and hiking the local canyons near my home. I adore my husband to pieces and think he truly is the most amazing man I've ever met. Without a doubt, being a Mom has been my greatest achievement in life. I would really love to live in the country and have chickens running around my garden and sit in a rocking chair in the evenings down by the pond....ahhh, a girl can dream.
Heather, you are launching a new website, what type of products will be available? French furnishings, lighting, couture pillows, home decor, oil paintings, paper goods, jewelry, totes & tees and a selection of antiques imported from Belgium, France and Hungary.
I think we both love to do creative projects that transform a simple object into something beautiful and useful. What advice would you give when searching for inspiration for a project? Get outside, take a walk, visit a museum, relax at a cafe, shop a beautiful boutique store, visit a farmers market, go antiquing, take a day trip, or my old stand by....hit the flea market. Inspiration is everywhere if you take the time to notice the small things that pass you by every day.
Any future plans you can share for your business? I'm still working on additional product lines with a few different manufacturers. And we've been searching for a property to purchase to expand the business and perhaps offer a venue for special events. But all in all I love small, slow growth. I like to take my time and have always been a pretty patient person. Unless I'm waiting for something in the microwave or for my nail polish to dry! And then it can't be quick enough
In the near future, Heather and I are working on a project together that we hope to introduce that I think you will love.
Also, I am working on a interview that I think will rock your creative socks, more on that at a later dateJ
As promised, more Jeanne d’ Arc Living products this week!