the LIVING ROOM gallery at Amelia

We are opening a new gallery, another Amelia and classroom space in Water Valley. We will host our soft opening, with the reception of Glennray Tutor, March 3rd, 2017 from 6pm - 9pm. 

We have started adding classes to the offerings, so sign up if something sounds up your alley. We are adding classes daily, as they get finalized. 

The address is 112 Main Street | Water Valley, MS | 38965

Hours: *subject to change

Monday by appointment between 10 - 4

Tuesday by appointment between 10 - 4

Wednesday by appointment between 10 - 4

Thursday 10 - 2

Friday 10 - 2 / reopen 5 - 7

Saturday 10 - 2 

Now Offering Classes at The Shop....

I'm so excited for all of the confirmations that I've been getting lately from artists that will be showing in my new gallery, The Living Room Gallery, to different people that have signed on to teach different workshops and classes, at the gallery. 

I will be adding those class offerings to the website as they open up, starting with the first one, a zine making workshop offered by Hayley Gilmore of Hattiesburg, MS. You might have not heard her name, but I am sure you've seen her work, when her tribute to Princess Leia went viral. She is one of the founders of Ladies Who Design, an artist collective in Hattiesburg. 

The class will be held at The Living Room Gallery, in Water Valley, MS. 

112 Main St. | Water Valley, MS | 38965

Details on the opening show for the gallery, coming soon. 

If you are interested in teaching a class, please email with TEACHING A CLASS in the subject. You don't have to be local to teach and we can provide housing if you are traveling here, to teach. 


Apple Pie Tartlet Bites


I love pie, but I've never been one for a whole slice. I love this apple pie recipe because it's just little bite size pies and you could make it with any filling really. I partnered with Whole Foods to bring you my version of quick and easy apple pie. 

What you will need:

2 Honey Crisp Apples

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup flour

1 TBS. Cinnamon

A dash of Nutmeg



Pre-packaged Shortbread Tartlet Shells 

Stir all together and let rest for about 20 minutes. Then transfer to a small pot and stir for about 6-12 mins on medium heat. Add 1 TBS. of water and 2 TBS. of butter (or butter substitute) to the pot and stir. This will allow the apples to cook a little and melt all the sugar. 

Allow mixture to cool completely, about 30 mins., then transfer apple mixture to each tartlet. 

Top with whipped cream or ice cream and serve. 

Store in the fridge for about 2 days in an airtight container. 


****As an added bonus for my readers, Whole Foods is giving one reader and a friend a chance to win groceries for a year! Just click here for all the details and to enter. Good luck!!

Thank you to Whole Foods for sponsoring this post.  This recipe first appeared on and is an Amelia original. 

Follow on Instagram to see how we packaged up homemade cookie, to share with family. #myholidaytradish 

Shop News!

Good morning!

In January, I'm opening an art gallery and another Amelia location, in Water Valley, Mississippi. With this will come a space that I can host classes and workshops. If you are interested in teaching a class (one day - four week sessions available), I'm now taking submissions. There are limited spaces available, so please share with someone that you think would be interested or reach out to me. If you have more questions about this, please email me, **SUBJECT: Teaching a class**

For submission emails:
Please tell me the type of class and student number you would like to teach. Also, include an outline for each class you are submitting for. Example, if you have two subjects that you'd like to teach, please submit an outline for each subject. If you have four class sessions that you'd like to teach through out the year, on one subject, please include the dates that you'd like to teach each session.

Classes can be one day, two weeks (one class a week) or four weeks (one class a week) only.

You will be paid for the classes that you teach, with a small rental fee going to the gallery. You will be responsible for getting the supplies for your class, but that will be worked into the price that you charge for your class.

I'd love to see a range of submissions from painting to flower arranging to zine making to cooking to photo styling... and anything in between. I will be hosting some photography classes, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't submit your own photography classes as well. I'd love a great variety.

I'll be taking submissions for 2017 until Jan. 15th, 2017.
Please share this post or tag any friends that you think might be interested. You don't have to be local to teach a class either. I'd love to see folks from all over come and teach. We can provide short term housing if you are from out-of-town.