I have set up shop in a little white building in Stuart, IA.

 

I live upstairs with my boyfriend, Tom, and work downstairs in what will soon be called Turtle Star Studio and Shop--part clay studio and part wood shop.

 

Come on by for a visit!

 

sign as you drive into town from Dexter on the White Pole Road
sign as you drive into town from Dexter on the White Pole Road

 

Stuart is the biggest refueling stop between Des Moines and Omaha, noted for its gas stations and fast food options by visitors unfamiliar with the town itself. 

 

However, the real treats of this not-so-small town are the places that are within walking distance, including a coffee shop, gift shop, salons, movie theater, bowling alley, pool, library, bank, post office, and pubs.