Introductions from your Co-Leaders!
Well hello there!!
We're Dorothy Collier and Sarah Baumann, your Memphis chapter co-leaders, and we could not be more excited to lead and build this incredible community. We're the faces behind all the social media, emails, we're at all the in-person meetups, and we can't wait to meet you if we haven't already! Here's a more personal introduction from each of us:
Hey y'all! I'm Dorothy Collier, the artist behind Dorothy Art. I started my art career 8 years ago, painting original oil paintings atop vintage book pages. I'm a wife to John, and a mama to our 11-month-old baby boy Johnny and a fur mama to Oxford "the pup," a 6 pound yorkie. I'm a proud midtowner and Memphian, originally from Franklin, TN but moved here happily after meeting John at Ole Miss. I have traveled the southeast selling my artwork, prints, and greeting card line for years. I'm now very excited to be starting a new chapter in my career, working on more one of a kind pieces and being able to spend time at home with Johnny! I recently launched a podcast for creative entrepreneurs, Positively Creative. Subscribe on iTunes and listen along while you paint, bake, drive, bathe, anywhere, anytime! Follow along for new artwork at @dorothyart and at @positivelycreativepodcast for new episodes. I'm so thrilled to be the co-leader alongside Sarah for this wonderful group of makers!
and I'm Sarah!
Hi friends! I'm Sarah Baumann, and my business is called Signet Sealed. I'm an illustrator, rescue greyhound-mama and Texas native currently living in Memphis! I may get some hate for my diehard love of the Spurs but I have so much love and respect for Memphis and I'm so thrilled to be co-leading this community with Dorothy. I moved to Memphis from San Antonio a few years back to attend Rhodes College, and started my business selling prints out of my dorm room as a Junior. My business grew and grew while I was at Rhodes, and I started working for myself full-time after graduation! I mostly create city-themed watercolor illustrations, but I also illustrated a Memphis Coloring Book in 2016. My business has grown from prints and includes mugs, dishtowels, paper products, blankets, and more. I'm an extroverted, color-loving, tassel-obsessed midtowner and I'm so excited and honored to be part of the Rising Tide Society. You can find me on instagram/facebook @signetsealed, or check out my website!