Laura, Audrey, Mary

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Laura, Audrey and Mary are taking their art & forming an art co-op.

Though a name is still in the works, the passion to create their own business to sell their work is already there.

"It's going to consist of all different types of media," says Audrey. "and it will also include the upcycling of furniture. I've been doing that since the beginning of time!"

Audrey says that having three partners in the business will allow them to sell a variety of different kinds of art. "We all have different kinds of pieces we do constantly," she says.

For Audrey, one of those things is decoupage - the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf and other decorative elements

"I used only old stuff though, no new stuff," she says. For example, she was recently at an estate sale an bought a set of very old encyclopedias she'll use for upcoming pieces.

"I lived in Florida for 14 years," she says. "and people were constantly ditching stuff. So I would pick up things I could work with, redo it and have garage sales with what I would make. I've always wanted to have my own business and to have a job I can enjoy."

Phil Eich