Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Tamara Harper studied classical piano and taught music lessons for years, but her true love is fine hand embroidery. Inspired by her grandmother and mother’s needlework, she learned to cross stitch and craft as a child. Her work has been featured in Country Living, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Birmingham Magazine. Visit her shop, Smallwoods Studios, online at smallwoods-studios.com.
Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Michelle Reynolds creates nature-inspired art from recycled textiles. Through her story quilts, she weaves together lessons in sustainability and appreciation for the natural world. Michelle started out by making slipcovers and now creates wall hangings, throws, handbags, and other crafty thingamajigs. Find Michelle online at textilesandtext.com
Véronique Vanblaere, aka Véro, a Belgian artist living in Alabama, “vérolutionizes” clothing, draws incessantly, and perks up restaurant menus with her offbeat illustrations. Véro’s extravagant hats and luminaries take part in art installations, and her fabulous upcycled clothes adorn the most fashion-forward art connoisseurs. Find Véro online at verothetravelingartist.com.