Yesterday I made another trip out to Historic Leipers Fork to Laurel Leaf Gallery to drop off some of my newly created baby and toddler silk-screened tees.
I recently mentioned this gallery in my last post, but since I took my camera along to document my wares I decided to talk more at length about my participation and love for this new home for my artwork and hand made items.
This eclectic gallery is full of art, handmades, jewelry, stained glass, journals, fiber art, and gifts galore. It is the type of boutique/gallery that one can spend a lot of time perusing through all that the gallery has to offer. It is a multi-sensory experience to look, see and feel all the items that range in color and texture from leather bound journals, smooth stained glass to felt covered soap!
As I mentioned I also have an array of my handmades and artwork including silkscreen tees, handmade vintage style aprons, handmade journals, lotus flower books, nature prints, nature print card sets, handbags, a set of silkscreen place-mats, and some handcrafted rose topiary ornaments. I am proud and honored to be one of Laurel Leaf Gallery’s main artists.
The gallery is owned and operated by Bethany Reiser. She is an accomplished stain glass artist and fine jewelry maker. I literally want to own every piece of jewelry she makes. She uses beautiful semi-precious gemstones to create exquisite hand crafted necklaces, earrings, and other jewelry. Bethany’s jewelry has a sophisticated natural look that I am very much attracted to and I almost exclusively only purchase (or desire to purchase!) this type of jewelry for my own personal fashion aesthetic.
Bethany also creates beautiful stained glass window art as well as functional stained glass lamps. Her work can be found at her gallery as well as in the Frist Center for the Visual Arts Gift Shop and “Shimai” at the Loveless Cafe Shops both located in Nashville, Tn.
I think it is well worth the trip to charming Leipers Fork. And when visiting Laurel Leaf you will also find a lovely surprise. The gallery has recently become two stories of creative loveliness. Upstairs in what Bethany calls the Tree House you will find more of a Fine Art Gallery filled with quality oil and acrylic paintings from a handful of talented local middle Tennessee artists.
Laurel Leaf Gallery is located at 4208 Old Hillsboro Rd, Leipers Fork, Tn.
Hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10-5:00pm.
And Sundays from 1-5:00pm.
Here are a few snapshots I took of my work at the gallery yesterday. I hope you enjoy this quick sneak peek window shopping experience.