…I’m considering not renewing and just cancelling my Etsy store in favor of having all my artwork for sale here on this site… what do you think?
I have always romanticized painting en plein air. Know what that is?
It's always nice to find a community of like-minded people. In my case, being a work-from-home freelance designer, it's something I've been craving! A creative space with other creatives. Artists and artisans to share ideas with and sell our craft.
On June 1, 2017, my dream came true.
Welcome to The Local Market in Auburn, AL! Owner and fellow artist, Lauren Duncan, had the same dream I had when she breathed life into this wonderful gallery/marketplace. It's an incredible space filled with artwork, handmade jewelry, clothing, woodwork, pottery, local yarn, farm fresh produce, pickles, paper goods - you name it! All of it is from artists around the great state of Alabama.
All of us commit to work several hours here-and-there, and it's really fun to see what's new. The Local Market has been a great way to make new friends and learn about other people's craft.
The Local Market has classes that range from after school painting classes to morning art classes for tots to beginning watercolor to floral arranging, pickle canning, travel journaling, and so much more. There is really something for everyone - beginner to seasoned artist.Last Saturday we had a free coloring party with a custom coloring sheet I did of the Local Market. It was SUCH a great time!
Here is a little of what I have for sale at The Local Market. On November 1, we're having an after school Amazing Alabama book launch party and signing - with lemonade and cookies. I hope to see everyone there!
I've been working diligently on a project for the past year that I'm super happy to FINALLY be able to talk freely about!
Amazing Alabama: A Coloring Book Journey Through Alabama's 67 Counties has definitely been a labor of love and I have thoroughly enjoyed driving around the state and researching to find just the right image(s) for each county. Each one of Alabama's 67 counties has its own individual page - full of drawings (about their history, architecture, topography, plants, livestock, etc.) and a little bit about the history of the county.
I'm working with New South Books based in Montgomery and I'm excited to announce that my book will be available November 1st. Check out the press release here. EEEK!! I have a PRESS RELEASE!! More on how to purchase at a later date, but I know you will be able to purchase from New South's store.
I'm going to leave you with my bio page from the back of Amazing Alabama