A peppy brunette in a colorful apron is helping to fluff tutus, admire customers' goods and demonstrate floral hair ties, while at the same time greeting newcomers with a down-to-earth, "Hey ya'll, so glad you came today!"
This was my first introduction to Shauna at JAM. This gal is a pure dynamo committed to building and bringing together a community of indie crafters. JAM is a charming historic bungalow filled to the brim with one-of-a-kind pieces of art, clothing, jewelry, accessories and vintage craft materials. Besides being an artisan's boutique, JAM functions as a creative venue hosting art classes, trunk shows, live bands and social events. Before even setting foot inside, you can feel it's a magical place.
It was a joy watching this young woman from Louisianna, so dedicated to providing what Scottsdale so desperately is lacking: a fun, funky creative co-op of sorts. My mind was spinning with admiration and inspiration. I can barely wait to book class at JAM and check out one of their JAMMIN On the Porch music nights. (Curious what JAM means? Me too. Turns out J and M are her brothers' initials. Aww...)