Friday, September 5, 2008

Lush Beads Goes Where The Artists Are

By Liz Stewart of Lush Beads

Whew! It's been a whirlwind summer for me and my business. I decided to relocate to the Western Avenue Studios in Lowell. I officially opened here in the middle of August, and I could not be happier with my decision. There is so much creative energy in this building!! I really needed this boost. It's much easier to get out of a creative rut when you have other artists around to talk with and discuss ideas. And with over 100 artists working in this building, I have a lot of folks with whom I can talk!
My shop hasn't changed much - I still sell beading supplies, teach classes, do jewelry repairs, and make my own finished work. Being here allows me to participate in any established events hosted here. Our first one will be "First Saturdays", which happens on the first Saturday of every month. Think of it as a mini Open Studios event - artists open their doors to the public, so it allows visitors to see the artists at work and purchase original artwork. My first "First Saturdays" will be Saturday, September 6th, and to celebrate I am hosting a book signing by author (and friend) Karen Morris. She recently released The Beading Answer Book, and it is a great little book chock full of information and reference material. She'll be signing from 3-5PM. I'll also have refreshments and some raffles.

1 comment :

  1. Congratulations on the new location, it looks great... what a big project.

    I can totally understand that being around more creative people helps keep that energy flowing.

    Best of luck with the First Saturday!



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