Hi there! My name is Tiffani Frey, and I’m the owner of Art & Zen Boutique in Watseka, IL. The boutique is a mixture of several of my passions – creating beautiful, useful things, helping other small business owners grow their businesses, and helping other creative (or not so creative LOL) people learn new crafts while having a good time.
I only carry handmade items like art, fashion accessories, home decor, jewelry, skincare, pet items, pottery, kitchen and garden products, and more. Some are made by me, others by artisans from the local area as well as nationwide, and still other items are fair trade. But everything has an eco-friendly focus, because the environment is something I care deeply about. Whether the products are made with natural or organic materials, repurposed from recycled or upcycled items, or created with the intent to reduce or eliminate waste, everything has a unique story behind it. If you are an artist or crafter and are interested in putting your items in my store, please visit this page.
The “zen” part of the store comes from my core beliefs:
- Be kind
- Be patient
- Be aware
- Be generous
So I also created a Zen Lounge in the store, where everyone is welcome to sit down, relax, have a cup of tea, meditate, pray, or just get away from life for awhile.
We also have monthly Make-and-Take classes in the store where you can learn a new hobby (or habit LOL). We also support local charities such as ICARE, and have periodic events to raise money for them.
I hope you take a few minutes out of your busy day to stop in and say “Hi!” I’d love to meet you and help you take home your own little piece of zen.