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Greeting the world from Liverpool

Because of the Internet, her work is a mix of old and new, modern and traditional, past and present.

She reaches the world from her keyboard, yet there is a feeling of homespun community. She uses the convenience and speed of computer programs along with the hand drawings she has loved to do all of her life. She got a Bachelors of Fine Arts in communication design in college.

Essentially, she has a design boutique that people can visit without driving. And she also helps others with their boutiques.

With her artistic flare, she is helping bloggers and online business people with their "store fronts," so to speak - people who have a business but don't excel in the designing of that window into their store. As a designer for bloggers, she creates window dressing that captures passersby by on the Internet by displaying images that tell who they are.

While she does custom illustrations, logo design, branding design and business collateral, she also creates invitations and all things wedding related. She designs wedding blogs for a whole nationwide community of wedding vendors.

Her colleagues and co-workers are people she would never have met, if not for the Internet. They all form a talented web of businesses that are never seen in drives down Main Street. She explains all this over a cup of coffee outside Starbucks at Carousel Mall.

"It's unusual and kind of nice to have a meeting outside of my house," she said.

The story behind the business name Two Brunettes shows how she'd dreamed of having her own business. Before she got the push from the recession, she and a co-worker (who was a copy editor) used to fantasize about self-employment.

"We were both brunette and we were going to start a company called Two Brunettes," she said.

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