Hi there, I’m Tara Patrice. Painter, photographer, lover of vintage, and DIY creative. Welcome to my site. I’ve always wanted to have a blog but never gave myself the time to do so. I attempted one years ago and I wish I would’ve stuck with it, but the universe (really just me) had other plans and now I’ve come full circle with more experience to give this another go.
For some time I’ve had people ask me for style advice, travel tips, interior design tips, etc. Working full time in visual merchandising I would give advice when I could, but I was so focused on taking those vacation days I didn’t even think of blogging. I only thought about moving my way up corporate ladder and never believed in myself enough to have my own blog, let own my business. After taking the leap to work for myself I felt the need to also share more of my experiences and my journey with everyone.
My parents instilled the travel bug in me since I was very young. Starting with moving from New Jersey to California before I turned 2 years old. Traveling back and forth from California to New Jersey to visit family made it easier to get over any fear of planes. And with the trip being 5-6 hours each time it made longer flights even easier. One long flight being my trip to Germany when I was 16 for an exchange program. My eyes were opened to so much tradition, culture, food, and from there wanting to travel became more important to me. Now when traveling, trying new restaurants has become one of the main reasons I do it. I LOVE food! Everywhere I go I get to experience new foods, new recipes, and new ways of experiencing classic dishes.
My love of fashion started fairly young as well. I remember drawing outfits for my family and designing outfits on the Barbie game and Sims on the computer. I just loved that people were able to express who they were simply through clothing. I was always someone who tried new things and thought outside the box with how I dressed. Sometimes even sewing my own clothes or reconstructing things I bought at the thrift store. Before actually thinking of myself as an artist I feel I was first a designer.
I also loved to draw growing up. When I was little I would lay in my driveway and draw the things around me. Whether it was a car, the mountains behind our house, or the neighbors dog. I would just find anything that interested me and draw it. As I got older my confidence dwindled and I didn’t focus on my art again until a few years ago. And once I did I realized how it plays such a big part of who I am and also my happiness. It’s been my outlet and my way of connecting with people who I may not have otherwise.
So thank you for going on this journey with me. I hope you are able to take away something that helps you in your everyday life and helps you find more of who you are in the process.
XO XO, Tara Patrice