- What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally? Memorable experience and quality craft are my highest priorities professionally. Tapping into life’s “why” seems to be a new revelation for most of us pretty regularly. Connection with our “why” is my absolute passion personally. (We were placed on earth for this time in history with God’s idea in mind. What on earth are we supposed to be doing that is completely and uniquely ours to give?) I so desire to be a treasure hunter in others there!
- What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it? Traveling the globe, connecting with all kinds of cultures, and writing their untold stories of the crazy turned into world changing is a dream I can only imagine being so wonderful!
- What are you surprisingly good at? What is the biggest proof that you are good at what you do?Writing. I loved writing when I was a little girl. Small comic strips turned into children stories easily. I earned my 7th grade teacher’s attention after writing a short story but after my parent’s divorce, I never pursued anything further. After my husband’s cancer announcement last year, the love of writing became something I completely forgot about and never expected to unearth! What I thought was to be a platform for updates and announcements actually became a blog thread, telling a miracle story that I could not stop telling! As the story unfolded one miracle after another, the need to describe the gravity of what the Lord was doing right in front of us was everything. It became a mission to design the combination of words that gave the reader just the right feeling and picture of the miraculous. (I LOVE classic English authors who could do this so effortlessly.) Followers grew and feed back became something exciting and refreshing in a very difficult time. I’ve since learned that writers exist in my family which is my pure joy! I’ve been introduced to a handful of publishers. Publishing is a longer term goal, but one I will not ignore.
- How did you begin teaching workshops? Lettering is such a personal and artistic way of communication. I am often asked to assist my friends and family with holiday boards, special occasion scripts, etc. My dear and persuasive friend Jennie asked if I would be interested in teaching such a class. I walked that tight rope and took the plunge into a world I had not yet explored and have LOVED every single moment doing so!
- What is your biggest accomplishment? I feel like juggling life in the biggest bucket of joy and peace possible during cancer/post cancer in our daddy-lover…towing the line with doctors and their directives against school needs and teenage life while focusing on the LIFE Giver has totally been life changing for me. I pray that I forever remain in the space appreciating all things LIFE! Living my why has been no joke (and I’m so thankful!)
- What problems do you consistently solve for your clients? Lifting the “I can’t” and inspiring “I can” in clients has been by far the biggest hurdle and joy! Once they have permission to “find their font”, it’s easy-peasy and smooth sailing from there!
- If you had a penny for every time you heard…”I can’t do it like you”…you’d be a millionaire.
- Does your formal education connect to your current work? I own my own biz cleaning/staging homes. Most of my professional work has been administrative (managing offices, etc). Most of my family’s career choices are in the real estate industry in Southern California where I began my footing corporately. I actually went to school to become a teacher but life changed directions many times over in my early 20s. To combine my love of art in writing and writing style is added bliss for me. Having the flexibility with owning my schedule allows for this beautifully.
- What are you complimented on most in your work? Pulling out the artist in the student and creating an atmosphere to do it in are my most regular compliments.
- Who is your ideal client and why should they connect with you? Ideally, anyone at any stage of life desiring to pen out inspiration without having to use a machine to guide them…is the student for my class. They will find out absolutely they have what it takes to design their font!
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I am Liliana, and I love all kinds of crafts, create, paint, draw, etc..
Ever since I started making paper flowers almost two years ago, I discovered this is one of my biggest passions. Creating flowers brings me peace of mind, and I feel relaxed while doing it.
I love to teach others to discover the art of “paper”.
One of the things I’ve been wanting to do is volunteer to places like public libraries and even retirement centers. All I want is to share my passion with others.
I always receive compliments from clients on every set of paper flowers I sell. It’s one of the things that makes me feel that I am actually pretty darn good at creating beautiful paper flowers. It gives me complete satisfaction.
I feel more confident to continue teaching and making when my paper flower clients and workshop attendees express amazement with what they buy and learn from me.
One day while sitting down on my living room floor looking at some flowers I’d made for a client, I thought, what if I do this for others? Or even teach others to make them, so I decided to give it a try. I started posting in social media groups just offering to teach at my house, and it grew from there!
My biggest accomplishment so far was the simple act of opening my social media page. Just starting was the scary part. Posting my work and workshops felt like I was tackling my dream. Letting others know about me and my work has been such a neat experience.
Whenever one of my clients have questions on how they can get better, where to purchase paper, best practices on hanging flowers on a wall or fabric backdrop, I always pride myself on providing them with the best answers to all of their questions.
This is a big adventure–actually acting on the idea to start my own business.
My ideal client is one that loves “art” as much as I do. Paper flower making is meticulous and takes a lot of time and attention to detail. My ideal client is one that appreciates the time it takes to handcraft my product and is willing to purchase them at market value. My heart and all my love goes into every set I make.
- I am most passionate about my family, color, creativity & paint. My passion crosses over into personal and business because my family is very creative and my 3 children have all worked in my business.
- I volunteer anytime I can painting and helping others create.
- I have a very strong sense of color–possibly “tetrachromatic”
- I started a successful faux, cabinet finishing and plaster business in 2001. My work has been showcased in Tyler and Longview area builders parade of homes since 2001 and many residential and commercial properties. Most notably–Miranda Lambert’s Pink Pistol Store, Love and War restaurant/music venue as well as many builders personal homes.
- I help my clients by guiding them in paint color decisions at end of construction when they are very stressed out and tired of making decisions.
- My formal education is completely different from my faux painting business. I worked as a full time dental hygienist for 16 yrs. My artistic side was held back in that profession. Creativity feeds my soul.
- I am most complimented for exceeding my clients expectations and following through with what I said I was going to do.
- The ideal client is a referral (which is the majority of my clients) client that trusts me to go for it and lets me create.
- What are you most passionate about?I am most passionate about my family and my dogs. I love doing things to make them happy. Professionally I am most passionate about helping people feel better. Immediately after getting their hair done, you feel like you can take on the world.
- What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it? I would decorate homes and would help people find their passion. Your home is your safe space and represents you. You should always have a space that you can retreat to and refuel.
- What are you surprisingly good at? Im surprisingly good at reading people.
- What is the biggest proof that you are good at what you do? People come back and refer their friends.
- How did you begin teaching workshops? Brooklyn asked me to come teach at Brookielynn’s Bungalow! Hahaha!
- What is your biggest accomplishment? I set a monetary goal with my hair business, and I met it by my third year. It was my way of proving to myself I could do it.
- What problems do you consistently solve for your clients? You would be amazed what I get asked. I’m basically a therapist. People need a safe space to vent. Being stuck in a chair with wine also helps. LOL
- If you had a penny for every time you heard “can I be blonder?”, you’d be a millionaire.
- Does your formal education connect to your current work? I have a degree in finance from Texas Tech. I do not use it on a regular basis, but always something to fall back on.
- What are you complimented on most in your work? My creativity and thinking outside box.
- What are you most passionate? Professionally – Letting women know that they can ENJOY Creative Scripture Journaling, even if they are not an artist. I am also a private tutor and I am PASSIONATE about the same thing for my students – building their confidence so that they KNOW they can do this and they are unafraid to try!! Personally – FAMILY!! Married, two kids, two grand darlings.
- What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it? What I am doing!! Tutoring is my “bread and butter” and I would tutor inner city kiddos. I would also teach Creative Scripture Journaling whenever/wherever I could!!
- What are you surprisingly good at? Ha!! TEACHING!! Long story, but this is NOT what I set out to do. When I was nearing the end of my education, I decided that teaching was NOT for me but wanted to go ahead and finish my degree. Teaching would give me some flexibility so that I could go to school to learn to do something else during my summers off! I stepped into the classroom . . . AND FELL IN LOVE!! I have taught in elementary classrooms, in a community college setting, I LOVE teaching women’s Bible studies and LOVE teaching journaling – Bible journaling AND vintage book journaling. AND summer American Girl Camps!!
- What is the biggest proof that you are good at what you do? Input from those I work with – from elementary age students, class participants and gals in my Bible Studies. I was really blown away last summer when a family changed their vacation plans because their daughter didn’t want to miss my American Girl Camp!!
- How did you begin teaching workshops? I was asked to teach Bible Journaling at a women’s retreat. (Budget was tight, so this – “You’re a teacher; can you learn how to do this and teach us?”)
- What is your biggest accomplishment? Wow!! That’s a tough one!! I recently had a mom call about tutoring for the upcoming school year. She is moving to Texas from out of state and told me that 3 different people had given her my contact info. Parents who are happy, workshop clients who discover that they ARE creative and kids who realize that they CAN conquer math and spelling are ALL huge accomplishments!
- What problems do you consistently solve for your clients? Giving them an avenue to relax!!
- If you had a penny for every time you heard “But I’m not an artist”, you’d be a millionaire.
- Does your formal education connect to your current work? YES!! Teaching is teaching!! Everyone needs to have instructions broken down into bite-size pieces and explained in ways that they can understand. And everyone needs a cheerleader!!
- What are you complimented on most in your work? I love hearing that I am a “natural” teacher – whether it’s in a Bible study, at a workshop or sitting at someone’s kitchen table. Love it when your passion and your career are one and the same!!
- Who is your ideal client and why should they connect with you? Women who want to learn how to create journals that reflect their own triumphs and challenges and are treasures that their families will cherish.
Brazilian doll maker.
- What are you most passionate about? Helping other women build their businesses. Personally? Exploring! I have a sense of wanderlust and I want to see the world. I work hard now so I can travel more.
- What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it? Motivational Speaking
- What are you surprisingly good at? Connecting with others
- What is the biggest proof that you are good at what you do? The proof is in the success of my
business over the past 6 years
- How did you begin teaching workshops? I was first approached by West Elm to teach a hand
stamping class. I initially declined. I was asked again by Bree of the Iman Project and I
accepted the invitation and the rest is history.
- What is your biggest accomplishment? Creating a business that helps others
- What problems do you consistently solve for your clients? I solve their need to remember an
important date, a special loved one, a scripture or mantra to inspire them.
- If you had a penny for every time you heard “if you created this, or added this to your jewelry
offerings it would sell so well”, you’d be a millionaire.
- Does your formal education connect to your current work? If so, how? If not, why? No, I never
did any work in the Social Work field.
- What are you complimented on most in your work? My attention to detail
- Who is your ideal client and why should they connect with you? Women who love personalized
items. They should connect with me so that I can put their story on expressions bracelets
jewelry. Something they can treasure indefinitely.
Tilson & Co was born out of a deep desire to help others cultivate home and southern hospitality in their own lives. Our homes are not meant to be museums; they are to be our mission field for our community: a safe place for our family to land, and a place where Jesus and others are always welcome.