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January 2024 Contributor List

Volume 14 Cover Features

Cheryl Tocci

Dare to Be You Designs by Marlis

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Interview with Marlis Dean-Walker – Dionne shares the behind-the-scenes details of her interview with a fabulous friend.

Jo Packham

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Interview with Jo Packham – Dionne’s mentor, Jo, offers honesty, advice, and humor in this intimate interview.

Volume 14 Contributor List

Sarah Berry

Sarah Berry & Co.

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Sarah Berry of Sarah Berry & Co is an entrepreneur, CEO, volunteer, and support staff to her husband’s small business! Encouraging people to finally take action on the little voice that has been nudging them to “do something more” is what really gets Sarah going! Be sure to follow Sarah for more information regarding her new mini-courses.

Brenda Glad

Independent Artist

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Brenda Glad has been creative since her youth and lived with a continuous desire to experience as many art forms as possible. Art her voice, friend, and connection to her inner self. Currently, Brenda works in her studio at home creating projects and finishing projects that have been waiting for quite some time. Benda cites her membership in The Turquoise Iris’s Creative Connection as a major influence on her ability to create art freely.

Lisa Worley

Southern Yankee Designs, LLC

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Lisa created a faux-finish tutorial exclusively for readers of The Turquoise Iris Journal! Watch it now on Youtube!

Lisa Worley of Southern Yankee Designs LLC is a Master Faux Finisher who studied in the U.S. and abroad. Lisa specializes in high-end custom paint finishes and murals for residential and commercial projects. Her studio and workshop are located in Seneca, South Carolina where Lisa Worley refinishes kitchen cabinets, furniture pieces and films projects for her YouTube channel. Follow Lisa on YouTube for faux-finishing tutorials!

Josie Celio and Sally Griswold

Iron Orchid Designs

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Sisters Josie and Sally are the brilliant brains behind Iron Orchid Designs and are driven by their passion to inspire and empower women to embrace their creative identity. Through our innovative tools and products, including transfers, moulds, stamps, and paint inlays, we aim to challenge the status quo in the creative industry! Visit their website for more information about new products, where to buy, and becoming a stockist.

Cheryl Tocci

JJ Bean Designs & Creative Connection Consulting LLC

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Cheryl Tocci of JJ Bean Designs & Creative Connection Consulting LLC is your go-to gal for all things canvas and furniture artistry, hailing from the charming town of Hollis, NH. After many years in business for herself and others while also being an artist, Cheryl realized the great need for help with all things business among the art community. With over 33 years experience in the bookkeeping industry, including running her own successful national business for over 6 years before selling, Cheryl’s extensive experience, research, and implementation is your gain!

Erin Schlarb

Hemlock Strategy + Design 
Digital Strategy

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Hidden Hemlock
Cut Flowers

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Erin Schlarb, her husband Matt, and their 3 teenagers are the heart of Hidden Hemlock, a cut flower farm located just outside of Akron, Ohio. In addition to the work of growing, selling, and giving away flowers, Erin also runs a successful digital strategy company called Hemlock Strategy + Design and is the project manager and web designer for The Turquoise Iris Journal.

The Turquoise Iris Journal Curators

Karen Berg

Karen Berg

The View from Our Nest

Danielle Kaminski

Danielle Kaminski

MADE for Community

Laura Kottke

Laura Kottke

Words of Encouragement

Patty Levine

Patty Levine

Old Things Deserve Love, Too

Angie Nordstrum

Angie Nordstrum

Are You and Elf or Live Artist?

Kimberly Reiter

Kimberly Reiter

Hit the Road

Renee Smith

Renee Smith

FearLESS

Kelly Wiler

Kelly Wiler

Nice to Meet You

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