About - The Heart Department
Hi, I’m Tanalee, and I'm SO GLAD you stopped by!
My path to becoming a Handmade Artist was unlit and unpaved, to say the least.
When I transitioned out of the Army in 2007, I was not aware that there was a name to the paralyzing feelings of social awkwardness and inadequacy that I felt. I tried many jobs including over the road truck driving, but each job left me feeling more and more defeated than the last. I needed to find something that was rewarding and didn’t require me to leave my three children at home or to live in constant anxiety.
Owning a handmade business that I can do from the comfort of my home has filled my life with purpose and passion. I think of myself as a creative and compassionate soul and I’m so grateful that I can use my creativity every day to serve my family and my customers with the love and empathy I feel on a soul level.
I am thankful every day for the gift of doing what I love while still having a chance to serve.
I’m Eternally grateful that you stopped by!