Category: About

Taksan Tatutina Scoshi Store

The next chapter in our story begins after Barbara takes some time off from Tatutina.  If you missed the beginning, you can read the first chapter here. Although Barbara worked a couple of part time jobs, her love of art, painting, and creating kept bringing her back to her brushes and bright colored paints.  She couldn’t stay away. She always had…

Who is Tatutina

Since we are celebrating 30 years in business, we decided to look back and reflect on where we came from and who we are… When Barbara was 18, she moved from Argentina to Naples, Italy, and fell in love with Salvatore Florena. She also fell in love with the Amalfi Coast and began painting her naif scenes of colorful houses,…

Three Sisters

Every summer Barbara’s youngest daughter Caroline visits from Italy. They all get together at their summer home in Chatham,  Barbara has created a home  where all can get together to celebrate family! Florena Sisters Caroline~Georgia~Roberta

Studio Fashion

Barbara Ottmar and her good friend Mary Hamilton, have come to the studio dressed alike on numerous occasions.  It’s a little weird, but so fun to see. Today’s style is leopard. People always ask if they plan their outfits together and the answer is always – no. Mary & Barbara  How does this happen?  Very stylish at Tatutina studio.

HA HA Packaging

 Let’s start with a blank canvas roll Barbara unrolls and starts painting away   Abstract designs, HA HA’s, hearts, swirls and many brush strokes She fills a room with colorful canvas Each piece so different, yet they all look the same A work of art just by itself But more than art, these canvas pieces become the packaging for Barbara’s…

A bear necessity

Tatutina lends support to many worthy organizations by donating product for raffles and auctions. The Lincoln Public Library asked us to serve as a celebrity teddy bear decorator for their 10 day “Dress-a-Bear Silent Auction” in November to raise money for the programs and supplies needed in the Library’s Children’s Room. Barbara Ottmar artist and founder of Tatutina took the…

We’re going to need a bigger brush

the big brush idea just a regular brush and a regular container of paint a small prototype before the big one is created georgia draws and cuts from a piece of styrofoam more drawing and fine tuning let’s take a look at it closer georgia starting to paint it red — Louie in the back looking for pieces of styrofoam…

5 Reasons to HA HA

1. Heart Health ~Laughter can improve circulatory and cardiovascular heath.  A positive attitude and a good, deep, heartfelt laugh can keep you away from sickness! 2. Feels good~ Laughing feels good and releases tension, quite simply makes the day better  3.  Changes perspective~You’ll see things from a different perspective, which may offer a solution or a new way of thinking.…

Happiness and food

Food is a fundamental part of our lives and a great starting place for us to make everybody happy.   “Amusing Houses” by Barbara Ottmar Happy Owners with HA HA artwork Art and coffee! Color between doors Columns Completed A complete round of pleasure … Ollie’s food to go…. happy art happy people happy surroundings  happy customers  go today…ENJOY!