Spring is just around the corner, and these makers are already inspired by the season of change.
Raise your hand if you’re ready for a change in season. I am right there with you—and with this change, I have a plan: I want to reconnect with joy. After last year, I’m looking forward to a reset with items and activities that spark happiness. Whether that’s inspiring—and safe—community activities, a lush garden, or a brand-new look, West Virginia artists and makers are here to help us prepare for the feel-good days ahead. I hope you enjoy these five products and services that I think will get your spring off to a bright start.
Get lost in the mountains this spring with the perfect hiking poster made by Lost Appalachia Trading Co. Grab yours online or at the flagship store opening this spring in Fayetteville. $15, lostappalachia.com
Moonstone: There isn’t a better gem to bring us into a new season. Valley of Salt created these moonstone hoops for those who want to bring in positive energy, rebalance emotions, and look radiant while doing so. $122, valleyofsalt.com
If winter brought you dry, flaky skin, Bella Beloved’s Matcha Face Scrub will help regenerate new, healthy skin cells and restore your beauty for the warm weather ahead. $15, etsy.com/shop/bellabelovedco
If you’re ready to build the garden of your dreams with rare medicinal herbs and unique, native West Virginia plants, Sam’s Plants has the seeds and live plants to help you create it. Don’t miss seasonal sales where you can find pawpaws, elderberries, and everything in between. $3–$12.50, samsplants.com
West Virginia artist Emily Prentice created and leads an online art school and community space for folks who want to make art for the joy of it. Get access to monthly lessons, prompts, and homework, and feel welcomed by the supportive community that thrives there. $27/month, playgroundartschool.teachable.com