Yesterday was a beautiful day and we found ourselves in one of our favorite cities, Raleigh, NC.   It is home to us in that we, for the past 13 years, have lived just north about 90 miles from the Capital City.   We were introduced to a quaint little shop located near the downtown area of the city.  We find ourselves returning often when we visit Raleigh.   The Flourish Market, located at 713 Tucker St. is a boutique for ladies accessories and fashion, but it is so much more.   When you enter the store you are greeted by a sincere and warm greeting usually accompanied by a hug and an offer of something to drink while you shop.  ( I do like their apple cider).   In addition to the love spread about to customers, there is also love spread about the world through the activity of The Flourish Market.   The boutique partners with 40 brands that work all over the world, providing dignified jobs and fair wages to inspiring artisans and makers in vulnerable communities.   Most of these artisans are women.   When you purchase something at The Flourish Market you are partnering to help women from across the world provide for their families as they make the clothing and accessories found in this quaint store.  Now,  isn’t that a great idea?     I hope you will find your way to Tucker street and see for yourself creativity that abounds in helping others.

I was inspired to make this water color sketch for my #momentsketchers group this weekend.   I hope you enjoy it.   You can view my paintings and drawings at my gallery :  www.lacountanderson.com and I would be honored if you would be inspired to make a purchase.


Saturday afternoon shopping at The Flourish Market


Published by LaCount Anderson

LaCount Anderson is originally from Savannah, Ga. but for the past 47 years has lived in North Carolina. He enjoys graphic arts and his mediums of choice is watercolor and pen and ink.

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