Abby Powell-Thompson started a personal blog in the spring of 2005. Never did she imagine that years later she’d be blogging full time and selling her photography to support herself. Abby chronicles her daily life in film using vintage cameras on her blog, Abby Try Again. Abby’s work has been featured in several books, blogs, and magazines including Romantic Homes, Artful Blogging, and Sommerset Life. Abby has also planned several handmade events including Summer Social, Little Winter and a West Elm pop up shop. Abby moved to Texas two years ago and recently gave birth to a son.
Natalie Davis is a designer, artist, and educator. In 2007 she launched Miss Natalie, a collection of home accessories and kids’ goods, featuring best sellers like the heirloom growth chart and wooden apple boxes. Her work has been showcased on Design*Sponge, Apartment Therapy, Sunset, and Whole Living, among other publications. Inspired by her move to Austin, Natalie launched Canoe, a line of hand tooled leather accessories. In 2011 she produced five pop up shops and began blogging at Tool & Tack, which highlights artisans and rebels of all kinds.
photo by Aimee Wenske
Leigh Patterson is a writer, editor, and designer. She moved back to Austin this spring from New York, where she worked for a private dealer of literary, historical, and visual archives. She currently works as a freelance web designer, writer, and editor, and is curating a new design and literary publication called synonym, which will be released in summer 2012. Her personal website is here; she is sometimes on twitter.