Back in the Springtime I went to a networking event at Black Finn’s in Downtown Naperville. It was there that I met fellow Naperville Mom’s Networking member Cinnamon Bergeron. We hung out that evening, and she told about her plan to expand her business “Monogram Madness” into a retail space and out of the garage where she had been for a few years. Her business was growing and it was time to move into a bigger space.
Then she told me of an even bigger plan of having other women artists who had products to sell join her in the store. It would be a co-op of women supporting other women. Before the night was over I wanted to be a part of this venture. She exudes such optimism and an endless positive energy that is infectious!!
It has been an amazing experience throughout the process. From that first meeting held in the empty space where we all met for the first time to the ribbon cutting ceremony with the Mayor held today.
The portraits below were taken in the grounds outside the store-which is located next to the train station and the 5th Ave Station Mall just north of Downtown Naperville.
These bios are framed and and displayed throughout the store. Here are 11 out of 18 artist bios, when the remaining ones are finished-they will be added to the blog(mine included). It has really been a fabulous experience getting to know all these incredibly gifted women!!
Another project we’ve done is to photograph some of the product line, and these images are displayed throughout the store.
If it’s a clothing line then we’ll have the kids of these women in photos modeling the clothes. And since I’ve taken a gazillion photos of kids for their model comp cards-it’s a natural fit for me.
We’ll have another blog post with the product & store photos.
There are extended holiday store hours and lots & lots of fabulous gifts for family and friends. BTW- any item in the store can be custom made just for you…how cool is that!!
190 E. 5th Ave #7
Naperville, Il 60563