November 22, 2022

Meet the Member: Half Moon Pond Botanicals

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Interviewee: Heather Tobin (she/her)

In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative.
I make handmade jewelry as well as design bottles, baubles and other creations!

Tell us a bit about you and why you do what you do? Share your passions for your business, initiative, organization.
I adore the creative process! From an early age, I found great joy in designing jewelry, miniatures, natural perfumes and beauty products. I pour all of my love into each creation as I adore bringing joy to my customers through art!

What role do you think your business plays in supporting a more creative community? OR your community in general. (Bonus! Why do you think a more creative community is important?)
Creative communities are so essential to preserve and grow the pursuit of art and support the incredible people that make up this “village.” Through creativity we express and share our soul path with others. If in even a small way, I can contribute to this, I will be so grateful !

What was the last book you read OR What was the last video you watched that made an impact on you?
I just reread one of my favorite books by Victor Frankl, “Man’s Search For Meaning.” The pioneer and founder of “ Logotherapy,” Dr. Frankl was able to overcome and survive the atrocities of the holocaust by finding meaning and purpose even in the most desperate and tragic of human conditions. It is a triumph of the human spirit.

What’s the one thing people would be surprised to learn about you our your business?
My great dream was to be a French chanteuse and sing in the streets of Paris like a young Edith Piaf! I did sing professionally for 30 years and at last some years ago, I lived in Paris for a month and sang in the old winding cobbled roads to the cafe patrons! It was a dream come true! Some even through some coins in my hat!

What is Creative Collective?

Creative Collective is a group of economic development strategists, small business supporters, activation specialists, and believers in the importance of the creative workforce. We foster growth, sustainability, and scalability for small businesses, creative thinkers, organizations, entrepreneurs, and innovators. Learn more and join Creative Collective at


Half Moon Pond Botanicals

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A botanical enterprise dreamed up following my thirty year study of all things herbal, flowery, and magical.