While most children do lemonade stands, Emily Taylor was painting rocks and selling them from her driveway. These days, Emily is a school counselor who summers as an artist (and creates in any other spare moment she can find during the school year). She loves everything from oil painting to ceramics, but her current obsession is combining watercolor floral with handlettered inspirational messages. “I love being able to play a small artistic role in celebrating special moments...showering expecting mothers, decorating a new home, inviting guests to weddings, sharing a scripture with a loved one. My artwork allows me to connect with my community in such a unique way.” Emily grew up right here in Searcy, but now lives just up the highway with her husband and golden retriever.