Monday, December 12, 2005

A Touch of Light in Downtown Ferndale

This weekend marked what is the official start of Christmas celebrations for us. Every year, we head up north with a couple of our friends and bring back our Christmas trees. I have photos from the day, and I will post them tomorrow.

Today, I want to plug a local artist. His name is John Fitzpatrick. He lives a half block away from me, but his studio is in downtown Ferndale.

John is the owner/resident artist at Touch of Light. He is amazingly talented (that's his work on this post), and an all-around nice guy.

We stopped into his shop yesterday to buy some Christmas gifts for some family members, and ended up being invited into the studio for a cup of coffee and to watch John work. It was fun, fascinating and very relaxed, and if we didn't need to get shopping done, I could have sat there all day. As it was, we sat there for almost two hours.

So if you're in the area and you need a unique gift, stop into Touch of Light. Support a local artist and give someone a work of art. If you're there, be sure to tell him Ryan and Nicole sent you!

23426 Woodward Avenue
Ferndale, MI 48220
(1/2 Mile south of 696 on Woodward Ave.)
(248) 543-1868
Web site (with a gallery)

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