Jennifer Guerin | National DIY DAY Ambassador| Blooming Artisan | LINCOLN, RI
Blooming Artisan believes people have busy and demanding lives and crave opportunities to connect with family, friends, and co-workers in a meaningful way. Therefore, we want to provide fun, social, creative and experiences by offering DIY floral arranging and botanical craft parties.
The most challenging part of running a creative business has been generating customers and awareness of the business.
Celebrate National DIY Day with Jennifer in Rhode Island by attending her event! Find out more here!
Please share your favorite creative quote:
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
– Maya Angelou
Please share a link to your most creative (or favorite) DIY or craft project blog:
My favorite project is pumpkins topped with succulent plants. I do this project in the fall
Can you tell us your biggest craft fail?
I have made a couple mistakes hosting DIY floral parties. During a Christmas wreath event, I miss counted wreaths and didn't have enough. Fortunately, my sister-in-law was a guest. I had to bump her. I later made it up to her by going to her house the next week to make wreaths. My other mistake was I forgot the glue guns. Again I was fortunate I had my mother with me and she ran out to the store before the event started.
What is one piece of advice would you give someone wanting to start a blog or creative business:
Blooming Artisan is about bringing people together. Although it's my passion that drives this business, it's all about the people we are bringing together. I find sometimes I have to modify my taste for the customer. They'll choose materials or combinations that aren't my preference. As a result, some of the events have evolved. So my advice is to be open and hear what the customer has to say and be willing to make changes.
Where do you get your creative inspiration?
My creative inspiration comes from the energy and enthusiasm of the people participating in my live events.
What are you most excited about for National DIY DAY?
National DIY Day is all about the things Blooming Artisan values. I'm excited to have a day to relay around and celebrate. I'm excited to share this with people and hopeful the event will only grow every year. In addition, we have an opportunity to support a good cause AdoptaClassroom.org.
In 5 years, what is your goal for you and your blog?
In 5 years I see Blooming Artisan having a tribe of party hosts throughout the country hosting live floral arranging and botanical craft parties.
Please share with us a fun fact about yourself:
I have BS in Ornamental Horticulture and have worked in the landscape industry for almost 25 years. I have 2 dachshunds, Berkeley and Emerson. I am the first of 3 cousins who share all being physically born on Thanksgiving Day, although we all have different birthdays.Connect with Jennifer: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Email |