Community Art Show
May 6: First Friday Art Stroll @ 25th Street 6 – 9 p.m.
BY HAILEY MINTON
Jamie Goss’ creativity stemmed from being a stay at home mom and making gifts by hand for family and friends as a way to save money. “The past few years, I realized store-bought gifts are too easy and impersonal. I want to make gifts less about what you get and more about what you make and give to the other person.’’ Jamie makes wreaths, decorative towels, arrangements of succulents and flowers, curtains, and decorative accessories. Over the years ,her husband mentioned how high-quality the items she made were and should try selling them. In February of 2020, she opened her Etsy shop, and now she sends her goods all over the world from the UK to Japan, and Austria to Australia. Jamie learned the basic skills of woodworking and sewing in jr high and high school, and she has built upon that foundation in her business. Her mother was always good at home decor so she had her example to guide her as well, and Pinterest is always a good source to get her creative juices flowing. She encourages her children to focus more on the joy of making and giving gifts than receiving them, and her teenage daughter has made some of her own gifts for some of her friends now too.
Find Jamie on Etsy at Evie and Mae Homemade. Her shop name originates from her two fur babies: Evelyn, a tripod golden retriever due to cancer in her front leg, and Sallie Mae, their sweetest rescue pup.
May 2-31: The Great Ogden Art Hunt – Monthly Art Scavenger Hunt @ Various local Ogden art galleries and businesses. (Search, submit your guess, and win $100 AND the hidden artwork!) **More Info: ogden4arts.org/the-great-ogden-art-hunt.html
May 25-27: Colors of Pride Art Competition – Call for Entry @ Eccles Art Center 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
May 26: Outdoor Art Class: Plein Air @ North Branch Library 7 p.m. (Call 801-337-2650 to Register).