Welcome back to my newest monthly installment where I highlight small businesses owned and led by women. There are so many small businesses out there that deserve love and support, but I'm thrilled with our features this month! The purpose of this project is to uplift and amplify women's voices in not only public spheres but business spheres. Without further adieu, let's get started.
This first CEO is an independent artist in Long Beach, California, Jess Weymouth!
Her collection of holographic sun catchers, prints, greeting cards, calendars, pins, coloring books, and more are all designed with a vibrant, earthy, ethereal quality that will leave you wanting even more. Just look at some of these amazing colors. I just ordered some for my new reusable water tumbler, and I can't wait until they get here! The adorable animal, planet, crystal, and plant accents are the most subtle yet detailed addition to any notebook, laptop, cup, board, you name it! Her pricing is incredibly fair and her products are undeniably magical.
Next up, we have two incredible women (and adorable couple!) who recently launched their own business, Kreep Show! If you haven't checked them out yet, it's time to remedy that. These eclectic statement pieces are not only fashionable and unique, but deeply enveloped in an appreciation for the human form. From earrings to prints, each piece is a true work of art. It's been a long time since I've seen a brand with such a unique, explosive fusion of pop culture, feminism, and body liberation. I can't wait to see these fiercely talented artists expand and flourish in all their endeavors.
Last but most certainly not least, is a small business that hit close to home for me personally. I lost my baby girl Charlie to cancer at only 8 1/2 years old. It was unexpected, rapid, and painful. I think about her everyday, sealing her memory with a kiss to the picture of her I wear around my neck. She was my best friend.
Artist Alyson Gurney, CEO of Little Felted Friends, designs custom wool portraits of your beloved pet. A Washington D.C. native, she first learned about the art form through Instagram, likely from famous artist like the master wool artist Bobe in Shenzhen, China. Her 3D portraits capture your favorite image of your pet in an immortal work of custom art. Wool art is a highly specialized skill. Using her exquisite talent to bring our most loved companions to life is just one way in which this artist touches lives.
Remember, when you pay for an artist's work or commission them, you're paying for their time, resources, and self-production. It's not easy being your own CEO. These artists deserve to be credited, appreciated, and ultimately reimbursed for their work without haggle or guilt. Can't afford it or it's not your style? That's perfectly fine. Nonetheless, word of mouth, as well as social media sharing, may allow someone else who wants to support them monetarily find their platforms!
That's it for this month, see you all back in April for our next women-owned business highlight!
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