Friends, I have some introductions to make and some explaining to do!!
Meet Anna Firestone, the new owner and caretaker of From the Heart Inspirational Art LLC! Anna is also the owner of Designs by Beverly, but more on that sweet story later. I do love how God allows us to cross paths with people and then later, crisscross back again!
I’m excited for you to meet Anna and learn more about her. We share a similar deep desire to provide women with the ability to decorate their home with beautiful things while surrounding themselves with scripture! And, we are now working together to make that happen. When we began From the Heart back in 1998, I was so proud that we offered handcrafted products with the designs I painted. As From the Heart grew, it became more difficult for me to balance creating the artwork and creating all the products we sell. I’ve been praying and waiting for the right solution. I’m so pleased with how the Lord has brought Anna and I together and the plan we believe that He has laid out for us. I will continue creating the scripture based artwork and Anna will assume the role of producing and selling the products with my artwork. She will be the new caretaker of From the Heart Art with the products you are used to seeing and Pam Coxwell Designs will now have a new home of her own at www.pamcoxwelldesigns.com where you will find the Creative Hearts Studio for all the Creative Classes & Kits and a new little Encouragement Shoppe with the Encouragement Kits and paper products.
Back to Anna: She is a wife and mother to a beautiful family and so excited for this new journey! Her family stays busy as they bounce from ball field to ball field all year long from her football coaching husband Eric to her ball playing kiddoes Jackson, Nixon, and Ella Kate!
I know all our loyal Birmingham folks will be thrilled to learn that Anna lives in Gardendale, Alabama…. which is where From the Heart will now be based AND FTH will now offer a STOREFRONT location in the exciting new brick and mortar small business incubator set to open in August. This location will offer multiple small businesses and artisans an opportunity to showcase and sell their goods & wares while growing their businesses! Checkout the MarketPlace on Main on Facebook and shop with 20-40 other regional and local artists!
From Anna and how the Paths Crisscrossed:
“My previous experience of 15+ years in education has taught me that anyone can do anything they put their minds to and I am so ready for what God has for me and my family in this next chapter! He has already done so much healing, restoration, and preparation for what comes next that I cannot imagine how blessed others will be by what He is doing.
I also own Designs by Beverly LLC , and consider From the Heart her new sister business because they have kind of “grown-up” together. Beverly and Pam have much in common. They are both artists with a complimentary painting style, they started their businesses around the same time, and they both have husbands who traveled to shows with them. Pam says Beverly was not only a friend, but a mentor in many ways. Because they went to so many of the same shows, their husbands, George and Terry also became friends.
When I met Pam and learned the connection I just knew that God had orchestrated it all for these two businesses to come together! My love for the beauty of original artwork and how scripture is interlaced throughout is what has drawn me to FTH.”
I’m passing along the Prayer Card I prayed back in 1998. I have that same prayer but now it’s for Anna and her family and for Pam Coxwell Designs! May everything we put our hands to bring honor and glory to our Good Father!
Thank you for your continued love and support and for joining us on this exciting journey!