Our Rising Star Chat Series, which features relative newcomers to Cookie Connection, continues in February (February 4, 10 am CT, to be exact!) with a heart-to-heart with Aproned Artist, aka Samantha Yacovetta.
Samantha's precise and beautifully detailed work first caught my eye back on August 29, 2016 when she joined the site and made her inaugural post, entitled "One Last Summer Picnic":
From then on, her posts have gotten better and better. I mean, don't you just love her recent "Mid-Century-Inspired Woodland Christmas" set?!
In our chat, we'll go beyond Samantha's basic bio (below) and explore how she honed her skills, her design process, her short- and long-term cookie aspirations, and more!
Samantha Yacovetta, the decorator behind Aproned Artist, began cookie decorating in 2013. While working at a local bakery, Samantha became captivated by cookie art when a customer requested princess-themed cookies. Attracted initially to the precision of cookie decorating, Samantha soon found that the limitless design opportunities turned it into her artistic passion. Samantha began regularly stocking the bakery case with decorated cookies and has since transitioned to running her own company, Aproned Artist, a cottage food operation. She enjoys the challenge and inspiration of creating designs that feel personal and unique to each customer. Samantha lives in San Jose, California, USA.
If you can't make the chat, no worries! You can log your advance questions now by following the instructions at the top of this chat page. (As always, it's super helpful for questions to be logged early, so our guests are able to prepare answers beforehand and to field more questions during the live chat time.)
Please note that any advance questions will reveal one at a time, in the order received, only after the chat goes live. Do not expect questions or answers to appear immediately.
Also, as with all of these chats, you have a special opportunity to see inside the minds of some extremely talented decorators. I challenge you to do your homework and push our guests with unexpected - maybe even tough - questions!
Again, I truly hope to "see" you there!