My name is Shannon Collins (although some of you may know me as “Mrs. Candy Corn” from Weddingbee). I’m a 26-year-old illustrator and Editor-in-Chief from Philadelphia living with a menagerie of pets (a rescued Westiepoo named Betty White, a chinchilla named Maude, a loving lop-earred rabbit named Willie Nelson and a sassy Dutch bunny named Cadbury, along with her feisty horndog of a son, Applesauce).

This blog will explore my ongoing fascinations with fine art, illustration, design, style, photography, pop culture, and a never-ending love for furry critters. Wondering where the heck the name “youwannatalkjive” came from? It’s inspired by one of my favorite lines from The Royal Tenenbaums by Royal himself: “You wanna talk some jive? I’ll talk some jive. I’ll talk some jive like you’ve never heard!” So folks, brace yourself for a blog filled with jive talkin’ like no other. Be sure to visit my cheese-lovin’ alter ego at Fromage Photography!


{photo by laura kicey}


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