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Vaughan Spanjer, fashion designer-turned-artist, is a Sylacauga, Alabama native best known for her iconic sheep note cards and fine art featured in boutiques throughout the Southeast. Vaughan graduated from Auburn University, with a degree in Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production Management, quickly married and moved to New York City to pursue a career in fashion. She eventually left the industry and headed back to Alabama to plant roots with her husband. During a tough pregnancy, she sought therapy through her art, which led to the beginning of her art and design business. Vaughan has designed various logos, custom stationery and wedding invitation suites with her calligraphy and illustrations and has worked on countless commissioned fine art pieces. When she’s not working on her craft or chasing after two toddlers, you’ll find Vaughan playing golf with her husband, Tim, at her family’s golf course, FarmLinks at Pursell Farms, reading beautiful editorials, cooking, watching British dramas on Netflix, or antiquing with her mother.
Special place: The Greenbrier during Christmas
Ideal dinner date: Chris Hastings—only if he would cook it for me
Listening to: Spice Girls
Favorite foods: Thai food, anything from GianMarcos, and John's Pizza in NYC
Power color: Blue
One should always: Write a thank-you note—and make sure it has more than three lines
Road trip game: Now? "Who can sleep the longest?"
Perfect cup of joe: Black with a spot of cream
Tool of the trade: Charcoal/graphite
Preferred sign-off: “Blessings”