Marian is a paint enthusiast & natural encourager.  She is the epitome of a multi-passionate entrepreneur with a spiderweb of creative endeavors including writing, photography, design, fine art, furniture refinishing, and home décor.  She has a habit of turning every hobby into a business, which can be simultaneously amazing and a problem.   You can find Marian elsewhere on the internet by Googling Miss Mustard Seed.

Marian’s work has been featured in Country Living, In Her Studio, Women’s Day, Better Homes & Gardens, Romantic Homes, Farmhouse Style, Cottages & Bungalows, Fox News, NBC, CBS and on the Nate Berkus Show.


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Shaunna West is a chronic creative dabbler, a mom of two, and creator of the lifestyle brand & blog, Perfectly Imperfect.  Her dabblings have included writing, photography, painting furniture, retail, design and decorating, and most recently, branding and business consulting.  Her creative efforts led her to places where she was able to apply her work in these areas to help other dabblers, and other creative entrepreneurs and businesses with their storytelling.  She has a tendency to plow forward into new endeavors like The Creative Exponent, and along the way, has also developed a soft spot for celebrating beauty in broken things and people. Now, more than ever, she doesn’t want your creativity to be one of those things that feels broken.  You can find her on Perfectly Imperfect and here at The Creative Exponent.  

Shaunna’s work has been featured on HGTV, The Nate Berkus Show, and in Country Living Magazine, Woman’s Day, Cottages and Bungalows,  Buzzfeed, Redbook, and Romantic Homes.  


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