We had the good fortune of connecting with Tami Blackshear and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tami, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I am a lover of non-traditional anything and pursuing an artistic and creative career was a no brainer for me. I noticed early on in life that my way of thinking, decision making, my fashion and choice of hobbies were all in a non traditional state but yet creative state. I knew for a fact that my creativity was a sense of drive for me. I especially knew it when I repeatedly wore black and white striped leggings mimicking beetle juice in high school on a regular basis.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I love being challenged for stepping outside of the expected box, anything that is non traditional will grab my attention & this assists me with my next scheduled themed event. I love to go site seeing outside of my routine, known environment, browse magazines and social media scanning to increase my style of uniqueness. I am able to grab creativity from mostly anything that is in front of me. What sets me apart from other dessert stylists would be my presentation and my eye for detail. Presentation is key and vital, especially when your customer’s desires for their dessert set up is to be different from all of the rest that you’ve designed for in the past. Lessons that I have learned while being a business owner would be to know your worth and then add taxes to it.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shoutout would have to be first to my leader, Jesus Christ, my business-owning family members that motivated me without even knowing, my out of the box thinking friends, my customers that have become like family members to me, the strangers to my business that root for me without ever have met in person, to Moultrie, Georgia for raising me and Columbus, Georgia for the creation of my business.

All of the above have contributed to the success and future success of my creative business, Blackshear’s Berries.

Website: www.blackshearsberries.com
Instagram: @Blackshears.Berries
Facebook: Blackshear’s Berries
Other: Email: Hello@blackshearsberries.com