Ashland shop boasts a diverse collection of regional art
Story Dawn Nolan | Photography Rachael Layne
In 2007, Christy Harris made a life change. She had been a nursing assistant for a number of years, but after her husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2006, she left the field.
“I was not able to continue doing that [nursing], but I needed to find a way to make money and provide for my family [Harris, who is originally from Grayson but has lived in Ashland since she got married in 2005, is also the mother of 12 children — nine of whom were adopted from foster care],” she said. “So, I started making crafts. I’ve always done and had an interest in art.”
A talented painter, Harris began creating wood signs and door hangers. She used Facebook as her primary method of advertising, and her work became very popular