Author: Sarah Himes

Artist Profile: Kristin Fehrman and the Creation of ‘Kiko & Ollie’

They say life’s trials and challenges are what strengthen us and help us become better people.  It’s life’s lessons that have been inspiring, Traverse City-based artist, Kristin Fehrman to create a brand called “Kiko & Ollie” named lovingly after two cats that have changed her outlook on life. She’s a storyteller, writer, painter, and designer with her talents but it’s…

Author Spotlight: ‘Empowered: A Motivational Journal for Women’ by Michaela Johnson

Anger, frustration, confusion… these seem to be the emotions that many of us are experiencing right now. Author, Michaela Johnson explains how to focus these feelings on paper, and how it can help ease our minds. “With Empowered: A Motivational Journal for Women, it actually is something really beautiful,” said Johnson. “First of all, there are incredibly inspirational quotes. And,…

From Michigan, With Love: New Year, New Snacks

It’s a new year, and snack savant, Franklin Dohanyos has some new treats from some of Michigan’s most coveted food producers. He showcases a kitchen full of goodies, and tells us why they are worth a bite. Click here to learn more about From Michigan, With Love. For more information about Cinnful Crunch – click here. For more information about…

Artist Profile: Julie Kradel

Artist, Julie Kradel from Cedar in Leelanau County uses clay to create sculptures of animals and nature.  She has a passion for her own animals and says creativity has always been a part of her. “I hope that, like me, you think my sculptures strike a beautiful balance between fantasy and realism. Between strength and vulnerability between heaven and earth,”…