On Wednesdays, I host a virtual lunch sharing the art by one of our artists. Last week was one of those weeks, that had me running and I lost the daily battle. I woke this morning realizing that it was Wednesday. I hadn’t shared last week’s featured artist as a post. So, this post will be a two for one. Each week, I join my Chamber Leads Group where we help each other build our businesses. It’s great.
So, let me catch you up. Last week was Bob Walma’ photography. Bob is a West Michigan artist who looks for those great clouds, lines caused by nature, snow fences, waves, and architecture. I have had many people comment “oh, I could capture that image.” Each time, I smile, and suggest that they do that. If they get a great pic, please come back into the gallery and show me. So often, they do come back and tell me that it isn’t that easy to replicate Bob’s artwork. So, have a look, and consider purchasing one of your favorite images.
Today, I wore and shared Lochlin Smith’s jewelry. It is fun jewelry that can be worn by people of all ages – men and woman. Lochlin Smith is a well known New England artist focused on making hand-fabricated jewelry. Both of his parents were artists, making it easier for him to do the same. Lochlin draws inspiration from his own Celtic ancestry, as well a from Aztec, Egyptian, and aboriginal artisans – reinterpreting, never copying, the visions of these ancient masters. The natural world has always captured and held his imagination as well, as evidenced by the organic twists and turns of the pliant metal. Please watch me share his unique, one of a kind pieces.
After the Facebook Live event, we sold a pair of earrings. Later in the day, we had a nice order for a grouping of pottery. Sarah and I are feeling very grateful that our hard work is starting to pay off. We love the artwork by our artists and want to help support their creativity by helping their art find new owners. Take good care, C2.