Picture this: launching a new business based on a lifelong love.
That’s just what Amanda Kammarada did.
The Land O’ Lakes resident and mother of two taught Kindergarten for six years before becoming a stay-at-home mom. But her artistic side, which she often utilized on her classrooms, still needed an outlet.
“I have always loved to draw ever since I can remember,” Kammarada said.
As a teacher, she enjoyed making things in the classroom for her students. Kammarada also creates art for her own children’s rooms.
“I wanted to put my talent to use and create art for others,” she said. So Bugaboo Bear Designs was born.
The company, named after her 1-year-old son Dominic—it’s his nickname—offers custom, hand-drawn artwork for children.
“The customer can choose a theme and I can design a drawing or they can give me a specific picture to recreate,” Kammarada said.
A standard order is an 8 x 10 frame, matted to a 5 x 7 drawing, or an 8x10 drawing with no matte, she said. Larger works are available upon request.
For the company’s grand opening, a standard piece is $45, Kammarada said. The regular price will be $75 beginning in April.
To place an order, contact Kammarada by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at phone 813-383-8873 or through the Bugaboo Bear Designs Facebook page.