Monday, March 24, 2014
Meet Featured Artists Tanya Dickens and Sibyl Davis of Savor the Moment!
What is your business’ name? Savor the Moment and we are Tanya Dickens and Sibyl Davis!
What sort of items do you make? We make homemade baked goods, specializing in southern comfort foods and decorative petite treats. We can cater a dessert bar/table to coordinate any color or event theme.
When and how did you learn your craft? Baking and catering is pretty much a family tradition. We come from a family of foodies, both men and women. Our older family members were very instrumental in shaping our southern culinary skills. However, we developed our decorating skills through classes, sharing creative ideas and a lot of experimenting over the years.
Where do you get your inspiration from? We draw our design inspiration from various artistic sources; decorating classes, Pintrest, cooking/decorating shows, etc. We also love to experiment and create delicious works of edible art. However, our primary focuses is on taste and quality.
How did you get started doing this as a business? When my mom lived in FL, she always sold her baked goods at events, to friends, co-workers, local churches and businesses. When she would visit me during holidays, she had actually developed a seasonal clientele for her baked goods. By the time she retired and relocated here, I had become a full time homeschool mom. Baking has always been a shared passion of ours and with the flexibility of both our schedules, starting a licensed home-based bakery was a natural transition.
Do you have any advice for other crafters/artisans just starting out? My advice to any crafters/artisans out there would be to choose something you're both skilled and passionate about and turn it into a business. A mentor once told me, “Your business or career should be something you enjoy so much you're willing to do it for free, but you do it so well people are willing to pay you.”
Savor the Moment will be a featured artist at the First Friday Indie Market on April 4, 2014. The market is located on the corner of MKL and Elm St in Downtown Greensboro, NC and is open from 4-9pm.
Want to see more of Savor the Moment? Check out Tanya's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/savorthemomenttriadbakery