Celebrated designer Jeannine Chobotar is the founder and owner of Bijoux D’Arte – a design studio specializing in fine handcrafted jewelry. Jeannine’s distinctive designs grow organically from her love of precious stones, silversmithing and beading. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind creation. Born and raised in southern Germany, educated in France, Germany and America, Jeannine currently makes her home in Florida.
Bob Haley is a local wood working artist specializing in custom made furnitures and home decor. Originating from Deltona, Bob creates each piece of work by hand from his private wood shop! Each piece is unique as each piece of wood has its own characteristics!
Hi! My name is Corrie Lail and I am from Pensacola, Florida. I’ve recently married the man of my dreams and we currently live in Orlando. I give my husband all the credit for inspiring my venture into jewelry making. During a time of personal uncertainty, my husband, Matt, gave me the freedom and encouragement to explore my creativity, something I’ve felt that I’ve never really let myself do! I started making feather themed earrings and realized that it was something that I loved to do. I finally found a creative outlet that I had a passion for. Naturally, I chose the name CocoFeathers; combining my childhood nickname with my newfound passion.
“He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge.” Psalm 91:4
I create art to help people envision their destiny. Each painting has a powerful, life-giving word that accompanies it. What we believe about ourselves and our circumstances shape our lives. I want my art to inspire vision, instill hope, and remind people of the good plans God has in store for them.
Gracewood prides itself on producing fully customized pieces of artwork. This unique furniture is built out of fine wood and constructed by passionate craftsmen, who then turn it over as a blank canvas to a fine artist. This artist then creates the illusion of a piece of furniture centuries old.
You may have guessed from my business name that my name is Nate and if so, you'd be right. The name developed when I traveled a lot after college. Posting lots of pictures of the world, people began to make jokes about me being @nate.geo as a spoof off of National Geographic's instagram @natgeo. Nevertheless, it stuck.
As I have traveled far and wide, one thing has been constant: nature - and its ability to speak. The human life is so complex, but in its return to nature it becomes quite simple. Nature exists mostly outside the house, but in a desire for it to speak indoors as well I bought tons of plants and began to paint. That was a few years ago, and I haven't stopped since. Both painting and buying plants. Follow my adventures on instagram at @nate.geo.
The earth (geo) is speaking, we need only time to sit and listen.
My journeyis complex, and involves details that could fill a novel. But simply put I am a passionate woman with an incredible past, that has helped me grow into the Artist and woman I am today.
In my youth as the oldest of 7 children I had the responsibilities of an adult, and quite a few hearts and lives I felt responsible to care for.
With the needs at home pressing on my single mother, schooling was not an option. Providing and caring for the family was the number one priority, and a lot of the left-over responsibilities fell on me. I learned many valuable things living this life. I learned that to love and be loved is the ultimate goal and that you can grow in confidence and skill simply by being heavily involved in the most important things. I was educated through true life skills, failure, pain, starting over, and never giving up when things seemed impossible.
When life would become more than I could bare, I would Draw, or Paint, or simply Create. I was no prodigy by any means, in fact I knew I wasn’t any good, but I sought it with passion and a desperate desire for the peace it was guaranteed to bring me.
As I grew into an adult my passion for Art grew, but establishing myself without an education was nearly impossible. So, I prayed. I waited, and God showed up big time. I was offered a mural job at a large faucilty that would in turn give me exposure to pursue my dream. Taking a leap of faith, I took the job. Within a couple of months, I had received multiple mural jobs which turned into a career that lasted over a decade.
I found such joy in this line of work and was able to contribute in a significant way, to the family income.
As a Wife, and Mother of two, being home for my family was a priority, so my business had to be flexible.
As the years continued I saw the need for murals fade… so I prayed, and waited, and again God showed up. My prayer consisted of “God, you gave me this talent, helped me grow, watched me fail, and helped me to succeed. I want to share this skill with others, to show them anything is possible, to love on them, to help them feel seen, and capable. Will you let me teach?”
Doors opened up everywhere. I have been teaching now for 6 years and am thrilled to watch new artists surprise themselves, learn how to let go, find peace, and explore imagination that is free of dos and don’ts.
My greatest Passion at this time is to show anyone I meet that they are special, important and capable.
And that withGod, all things are truly… Possible.
Wingit Wood Working
WingitWoodWorking is a local wood working company owned by David Surovik. David offers modern handmade furniture pieces with a bit of an artistic touch!