Happy New Year! 2011 was a great year, that offered us all some exciting changes and opportunities to grow. Some of the big things that happened here at Fusion include welcoming several new artists and friends into the group. It’s always an exciting thing when we have to push the back wall further into the shop to make room for new vendors! Speaking of the back of the shop, did you know that one of our painters, Christine Warner, does art classes every Wednesday and Saturday? They are all-ages classes where she works with students individually on projects that they find interesting and stimulating. What a great way to foster a sense of community and a love of art into kids and adults alike!
While we always love to have new artists and crafters join us, sometimes they leave us too. Sometimes that’s a source of excitement as well. Our friend Jessi from I Am What I Am, left us this year to open her own store front in Saint Charles, I Am What I Am On Main Street. Sad as it is to see them leave the shop, it’s always exciting being with our friends as they move forward and succeed.
Well 2011 is behind us now, and we’re all looking forward to seeing what great things 2012 has to offer us. We’ve got a lot of great ideas for the new year here at Fusion, including expanding our involvement in the crafting community, bringing all the great ideas and people out there in the Saint Louis area together. A part of that is increasing our web presence to include not only our Facebook Fan page, but also this newly redesigned website, a pinterest board of things that inspire us, and this blog.
Kermit the Frog once said “I’ve got a dream too. But it’s about singing and dancing and making people happy. That’s the kind of dream that gets better the more people you share it with. And…well…I’ve found a whole bunch of friends that share the same dream, and that makes us kind of like a family.” One of our new years resolutions is to keep this blog updated regularly, not only with event updates, but also sharing thoughts and insights behind our artists, projects and community. What resolutions do you have for the upcoming year? What things would you like to see us talk about? Leave us a comment!
And one last thing. Our open house for artists wanting to become vendors is coming up on Monday, January 9th, at 6:00! Mark it on your calendars and come out and see us!