Connect
To Top

Community Highlights: Meet Autumn Caravona of The Crafted Kitty

Today we’d like to introduce you to Autumn Caravona.

Hi Autumn, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I initially started a beauty and nail polish blog back in 2009. It wasn’t anything special and I did it until about… oh goodness, 2017?

I had been trying to focus mainly on Instagram because blogging at the end of the day wasn’t for me. My best friend and I were having a discussion one day and somehow we fell into the resin.

We both started out together and everything just evolved from there. Resin is definitely a learning curve! It’s just one of those art mediums that I fell in love with instantly!

From resin, I got interested in watercolor and have slowly started making my own paints, and the newest thing that I have had fun, dipping my toes into is making acrylic paints and glitter mixes! I’m not the type of person who likes to just stick to one thing, because that can get boring for not just myself, but others as well.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
It has absolutely not been a smooth road! I don’t think that any venture, whether it be a business venture, or just a life venture ever truly goes smoothly. We can project out to the world that it’s going smoothly, but I don’t think everything ever goes off smoothly.

A lot of my struggles really have been me. Sometimes I feel like things aren’t good enough to be shown, or I will convince myself that it’s something that no one will care about. That has always been proven wrong though! Some of the other struggles have just been financial ones!

Not only do I have my small business, but I also run a cat sanctuary behind my house. Resin is not a cheap art form and really, neither is taking care of a bunch of cats! I think it’s just something you have to take one day at a time, and try and not overwhelm yourself too much with thinking the what-ifs.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about The Crafted Kitty?
The Crafted Kitty is a name I came up with, with my best friend. I knew I wanted something to do with cats because let’s face it, I am a crazy cat lady through and through. So I definitely wanted something that incorporated that aspect of my life! I’m also a very crafty person!

TCK doesn’t have one specific area or niche that is mostly focused on. I kind of like to dabble in a lot of different creative areas. I create resin items, which could range from small decor items, to picture flat lay sets, to really anything. Then just recently I have gotten into making my own handmade artisan watercolor paints as well as acrylic paint.

Those are both fun things to just dabble with! I love mixing up different pigments and flakes and just seeing what I can create! I’ve also done vinyl work, signs, and stickers, my Mom loves for me to show off her Diamond Art paintings. Those a lot of people seem to really love!

What I am most proud of brand-wise, is the fact that I am just being genuine and whatever I sell goes right back either into my business, or goes into the cat sanctuary. I’m in the process of rebuilding it because I got destroyed in a storm. I think that’s the biggest thing that I am the proudest of.

Is that my brand ultimately is here and around, to help homeless animals.

We’d love to hear about any fond memories you have from when you were growing up?
I think it would have to be when I was 11 or 12 years old, I spend the summer in Panama City Beach, with my Dad at my Aunt and Uncle’s Go-Kart Track Panama Speedway.

I worked there the entire summer and it’s something that I always talk about. I honestly miss it and it’s a shame it’s not around anymore! It was a really fun place!

Contact Info:

Image Credits
The Crafted Kitty

Suggest a Story: VoyageTampa is built on recommendations from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More in Local Stories