For the Love of Pattern

Savannah Small Business

Featured: Scribble Art Studio

Shop SmallAbby Leigh EckerComment

Today I want to introduce Scribble Art Studio. It's a studio for kids and adults. I think it's the all time best place for kids to build their creativity. It's such a wonderful business for the Savannah community to have. They have adult painting parties, mini art parties, summer camp for kids, they are starting a kids club, have after school programs, and many more exciting things to announce soon! All of the artists that teach classes and are involved with Scribble are extremely talented, knowledgeable, friendly, and best of all know how to work with children so that they learn and also have a fun experience.

I love this adorable Fairy House Kit that Scribble Art Studio offers! What a great idea to either spend a creative afternoon with your child or drop them off for quality art time while you run a few errands. They also have Car Kits, Embroidery Kits, Clay Kits, and Painting Kits available for kids! All you have to do is call to ask about the available kits and reserve one for your child. They always have new and exciting classes and events happening so be sure to join their mailing list and check out their website to keep updated. I love that you get a free coloring book page in their mailing list, seriously that is the best!

Scribble Art Studio, Fairy House Kit, Savannah GA #loveofpattern

For the Love of Pattern's Children's Aprons are also available for sale at Scribble. These are great art smocks for your child during art classes, they have adjustable ties, and two pockets for storage. More patterns and adult sizes are available in my Etsy Store too!

Scribble Art Studio has two locations: 212 E. 37th St. Savannah, GA 31401 & 115 Canal St. Pooler, GA 31322 - 912.713.7376

Enjoy & Happy Monday!

Featured: Lily Bay Studio + Bazaar

Shop SmallAbby Leigh Ecker2 Comments
Lily Bay Studio + Bazaar

I'm so excited to share that a selection of For the Love of Pattern products are now available in one of my favorite stores in Savannah, Lily Bay Studio + Bazaar! One of the things I love about Lily Bay is that it's a store that supports handmade finely crafted items. Everything is unique, handmade, and beautiful. It's my favorite spot to shop for one of a kind gifts, especially for kids. I just love how the store is curated with handmade and vintage items, while also offering workshops.

Above you can see some of For the Love of Pattern Children's Aprons, Lavender Eye Pillows, Coin Purses, and Heart Ornaments that are available at Lily Bay Studio + Bazaar in Savannah, GA. 

Just a few pretty things I couldn't leave behind while shopping at Lily Bay Studio + Bazaar. Scotch & Mahogany Soy Candle by  Julie Kay Design Studio ; Friends for Life Paperweight by  Sugarboo Designs ; Weekly Desk Pad by  Rifle Paper Co ; and a beautiful Poppy Art Print. 

Just a few pretty things I couldn't leave behind while shopping at Lily Bay Studio + Bazaar. Scotch & Mahogany Soy Candle by Julie Kay Design Studio; Friends for Life Paperweight by Sugarboo Designs; Weekly Desk Pad by Rifle Paper Co; and a beautiful Poppy Art Print. 

It's such an honor to have some of my products alongside so many other amazing artists and artisans work and just all around beautiful items. If you're local I'm sure this is already one of your favorite places to shop and if you're planning to visit Savannah make sure to check out this lovely store. Lily Bay Studio + Bazaar is located at 412 C. Whitaker Street in Savannah, GA 31401 - 912.777.7621.

Enjoy and Happy Monday!

Interview with MADLAWMEDIA

Meet the Artist, VideosAbby Leigh EckerComment

I've had the pleasure this past week of being able to work with Kyle and Elizabeth of MADLAWMEDIA, a local digital media company that specializes in videography, photography, and motion graphic animation. Well, I should say, they did most of the work, I just talked about my business and demonstrated some of my daily studio activities. I am not a natural when it comes to being in front of a video camera since I have very little experience on the big screen but both Kyle and Liz are great at making you feel at ease, comfortable, and relaxed. They made sure to keep me on topic and directed the interview in a way that aided describing my business and what I love about it. I find that the Mad Law Duo, are passionate about story telling in any shape or form and they are able to cater their skills to a variety of types of businesses. I was impressed with their quick turnaround with the finished video and think they did a wonderful job of capturing the essence of For the Love of Pattern as well as why I decided to start my own business. I'm very happy with their work and love how the finished video turned out. I may even start to be in front of the camera more often, after all practices makes perfect!

Liz & Kyle of MADLAWMEDIA

Meet Kyle & Liz of MADLAWMEDIA

Do you mind sharing a little bit of your insight about making this video?

Liz: We like to begin a project by sitting down with a client and getting to know them---not just their business, but also who they are as a person. It's so much easier to capture what matters most to them, once you actually get to know them, at least a little bit.

What do you love about working on projects with local businesses?

KyleOur philosophy is that ordinary people have extraordinary stories. We really love working with small, local businesses because we prefer the relationship that we build with our clients on a first name, face to face basis. We want to help build a tight community of strong local businesses so we can all grow together.  

Liz: I personally love learning new things. We've gotten the opportunity to film watercolorists, restauranteurs, designers, club owners, collage artists and we even created an online video for a company that creates crowns for your teeth. Every shoot, I get to learn more about someone else's skills and meet new people along the way.

Each video you work on is a little bit different depending on whom your client is, how do you keep your vision as well as bring in the feel of your client's work or business?

Kyle: Different clients present different challenges and those challenges keep everything fresh.  We are always doing new things we would never be able to do otherwise so that really keeps us going. We always take our inspiration from the client's passion for what they do. Without passion the projects don't really work so that is what we look for. We are incredibly passionate about what we do and try to find business that feel the same about their process/product/service. That passion is the main thing we communicate to the audience.  We want them to know how much love and feeling goes into their purchase and that it was made by somebody right down the road you can go have a conversation with. There are real people with incredible stories behind it all.   

What do you enjoy more, the filming or editing and putting the project together?

Liz: Editing has been my passion for years. The way you can shape a story after it's captured is such an intimate and intense job, and the pay off, once the story is complete, is so rewarding. 

Kyle: For me, there is not a favorite part of the process, I love the problem solving at every stage. The client satisfaction is definitely the most rewarding thing. There are far better ways to pay the bills than to be a filmmaker so you have to be compensated in other ways and be really passionate about making films.  The most rewarding experience for me is to know that MADLAWMEDIA helped the client grow their business and a community.

What projects are you most passionate about?

Liz: I am most passionate about projects that show off another person's passion. I am easily influenced by others emotions, so if they are excited about an idea or a design or product, I get really passionate about it too.

What inspired you to go down this creative career path? Do you have anyone you look up to or are influenced by?

Liz: I knew pretty early on that I wanted to tell stories as a career. At the end of my teen years I decided filmmaking was the proper outlet for that. I began my film production studies at Lansing Community College in Michigan and it was really there that my passion grew stronger and I learned the necessary skills to follow through with my career plans. I later finished a B.F.A. at SCAD but at that point I was really just refining what I had been doing for years. I don't really have anyone that I am influenced by, but I am continuously inspired by the other filmmakers that I came up with, in Lansing and at SCAD, as well as my talented husband who is constantly amazing me with his encyclopedic amount of filmmaking knowledge and his eye for beauty.

What's coming up next for MADLAWMEDIA and what should we watch for?

Kyle: MADLAWMEDIA just released a short film on the MATE International R.O.V Competition held in June 2014 in Alpena, MI.  It was a lot of fun to work with people from all over the world and see how advanced kids are these days.  Teams with no budgets coming halfway across the world to compete was really inspiring.  We are currently working on two other documentaries, A Few Things About Cancer, due to be released hopefully in the next month or so. AFAC is about Caleb Mock, a 25 year old newly wed who was diagnosed with Stage Four Burkitt's Lymphoma and his day to day experience and lessons learned through his journey of cancer treatment.  We are also working on Big Brownie: A Documentary about the history of the Michigan Brown Trout festival.

Liz: We shot Big Brownie: A Documentary, in Northern Michigan this past summer and it's entirely a MADLAWMEDIA production. This is the first time that we have really gone out on our own, with our own ideas, no clients, and funded it entirely ourselves. We are in post right now, and plan to have a finished product by next spring. It was a very difficult yet rewarding experience and I can't wait to see where the film goes. It's about a fishing festival that celebrated it's 40th anniversary this past summer, when in reality, it never should have succeeded from the very beginning. It's a story of perseverance and community and I think it's going to be wonderful.  

Anything else you want to share with us?

Kyle: MADLAWMEDIA wants to continue growing by helping other business grow as well as continue work in the documentary and narrative film world. Our dream clients are the ones that are more collaborators that clients. My main joy in filmmaking is the collaborative process and it is the best feeling when everyone can contribute to make a better product.  

Abby Leigh Johnson | For the Love of Pattern

A video about the business produced by MADLAWMEDIA

Enjoy and Happy Monday! Please check out MADLAWMEDIA and contact them if you would like them to capture your story!