4.14.2011

Tucker Reece

Are you guys ready for a honkin' huge dose of CUTE? Today I want to introduce you all to Jenna, the talent behind a sweet and fun Etsy shop called Tucker Reece. Jenna is just the sweetest, and has amazing talent, and I admire her sense of style. I feel so lucky that she agreed to do an interview with me on my little old blog, so sit back and enjoy meeting Jenna and her shop, Tucker Reece.





How did your shop get started?

While working as a merchandiser in a department store, they were bought by liquidators. So, I requested to be in the first wave of let go's and opened my shop the following day knowing this was the perfect time to finally start the Etsy shop I had wanted to start since I first learned of Etsy.




What does a typical day look like for you? How do you organize your time and tasks?

Never consistent, lol. I'm a Cancer so I tend to operate based on my mood and I have no children to navigate my day. I do take deadlines into consideration since many of my orders are for weddings, so that tends to keep me on track.





Where do you draw inspiration from currently?

My inspiration comes from fellow artist, primarily Estians. Others on Etsy inspire me and are always raising the bar for me.





Name your top 5 favorite Etsy shops.

Too many to pick just five but here are some that stand out to me that might be otherwise unknown to you and your readers.

La Boom arts and crafts
- I was lucky enough to win an item for her shop. So fantastic!


Jody Hollier Designs
- Jody is a friend of mine and I talked her into opening up a shop. She has great stuff!


Sachiko - I got her arm warmers and am in love with them... she has fantastic customer service and excellent quality.

Miscellaneous Plus - of course I have to favorite my mom's shop, she makes the best minkey blankets.

Metroline6 - love her stuff, my favorite is the Latin Quarter Photography Print.





Where did your shop name come from?

My shop name is the maiden names of my two grandmothers. My paternal grandmother (tucker) was an artist of oil painting, she specialized in seascapes and was always my kindred spirit when it came to my artistic talent. My maternal grandmother (reece) was a amateur seamstress and still to this day crochets the most amazing baby blankets among other things. They both always encouraged my abilities and I felt it would be a great honor and tribute to them to name my shop after them.




What do you do when faced with a 'creative block'?

When I am blocked I have always headed to the internet. Currently, it's Pinterest.com. I love it! It's a great site that let's you have virtual boards to pin your favorite photos to and you can look at other boards or type in a search term and what ever my block is, it seems to get lifted by scrolling thorough the photos. It's a fantastic site and highly recommended if you like visual candy. My boards are here http://pinterest.com/jennagraviss





What is your favorite item?

From my shop? It varies but right now I'm really in love with my heart and arrow creation.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/70065008/heart-and-arrow



What kind of things make you the happiest?

Designing and working on orders for my shop, my family, Disneyland, rainy cold days, flea markets, a bike ride, cooking and baking... just to name a few. Simple things tend to make me happiest.


What is your favorite quote?


"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney





Anything else you want to tell us?

I'm working on creating new products for a supply shop. Currently, I create all my packaging, tags, stickers etc. and thought I would enjoy making them available to other shops. Shops that might need or want similar stuff like me since I love it doing it anyway. Still deciding on a name though.

Jenna! Thank you so much for your time and your talents - AMAZING WORK!!

If you want to find more of Jenna's work or to stalk her, nicely, on-line, you can see more Tucker Reece here:

Tucker Reece on Facebook

Jenna on Twitter

The Tucker Reece Blog

Tucker Reece on Etsy

Jenna was nice enough to offer Lemon Kissed and lemon drop studio readers a discount in her shop!! Use the coupon code:
LEMONKISSED at check out and save 10% off your order! This only lasts for a week - so act quick, before I go buy all of it!


Have a great night!
Shauna

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