This all started in 2018 when God put a dream on my heart at 3am while I was pregnant with my son. My dream was of making colorful, handcrafted candles that could be re-used as flower pots, seeds included! That dream laid dormant as I became a new mom, went back to school & braved the storms & sunshine of the first year of motherhood.
After watching a free creative entrepreneur webinar online in July 2019, I felt inspired and prayed for a unique and creative way to make a business & build a brand. It was then that God tugged at my heart and reminded me “I already gave you an idea.” That night I couldn’t sleep because the ideas came in like a flood!
I have prayed over every step and every aspect of my growing business. That dream of Flower Pot Candles quickly expanded into a line of drinkware, homegoods & a local collection showing my admiration for my hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Left: the first sketch of my idea drawn in the middle of the night. Right: the first prototype, a terra cotta pot speckled & painted with acrylic paint. This was before I researched ceramics and started a ceramics business with zero experience!
The name “Pollumination” is a play on the words “Pollination: Illuminated;” Each Flower Pot Candle (and every other purchase!) includes wildflower seed paper to be planted in your candle after burning or directly in your garden to attract & preserve our pollinators. A portion of proceeds is donated to The Pollinator Partnership in effort to support their mission to provide education & protection of all species of pollinators.
Click here for more information on why these creatures are so important!I now utilize my photography skills by photographing my own work, which is created my backyard studio. I stay busy as a bee creating pretty, practical & purposeful ceramics along with my main full-time job: being a single mom to my precious toddler, Landon.
Same prototype as shown above which is now used as a brush holder at my workspace. I still look at it every day as I work; it represents a beginning & it still has a purpose. Shown on either side are 2 of my final Flower Pot Candles.