Whether you're wrapping a rectangle around your favorite still-shot or hunting for a specific tool or tint, Rainy Day's friendly, enthusiastic staff will happily assist in your artistic endeavors. The shop carries anything from Fun with Rock Painting kits ($9.95) to the Unemployed Philosophers Guild's Obamarama magnetic dress-up playsets ($12.99), as well as essentials for the established or aspiring artist, such as Prismacolor pencils ($19.31 for set of 12) and Crayola Ultimate Art Supplies sets ($21.19). On the custom framing side, the resident framesperts are equipped with a bounty of beautiful and inventive frames for a wide range of sizes. Though the pricing for elements varies just as much as their framed-in contents, framing averages around $15 to $25 per foot and around $145 total, depending on the glass, matting, and other options.
Cell It Like New finds the silver linings in malfunctioning handhelds with its quick and efficient electronic repair services. Highly trained technicians can replace a missing screw, fix a broken component, or tackle more complicated tasks such as water damage or screen breakage. Clients may also solicit Cell's jailbreak services to exonerate iPhones wrongfully accused of prank calling the IRS.
The photographers at My Fantasy Portrait capture much more than a moment in time—they ensnare the elusive fairy. Children dress the part in this enchanted fairy experience by doning an array of costumes and exploring an enchanted forrest set while photographers capture ethereal moments on film. The results are photos that evoke enchanted forests, with subjects as their queens. After the shoot, photographers will digitally enhance portraits.
Founded by car enthusiasts, Detroit Motor Apparel outfits bodies in screenprinted duds that espouse a love of all things motorized and Michigan. Featuring the graphic designs of Michigan-based artist Chris Weber, shirts and decals boast cleverly reinterpreted classic logos or original illustrations that celebrate the state's automotive heritage or decry the idea that Michigan is just Indiana's hand puppet. T-shirts, sweatshirts, and team apparel can also sport custom-ordered designs limited only by the imagination of the requestor and the fact that Detroit Motor Apparel does not yet deal in tutus.
With more than 3,000 products in stock and learned clerks, Organic America infuses would-be green thumbs with the supplies and skills to bolster indoor and outdoor gardens. The staff, which includes professional farmers and retired Swamp Things, educates clientele with seminars and in-store conversation. Weekly workshops detail the essential techniques necessary for successful organic or hydroponic harvests, including crop rotation and biological pest control. Behind the store's low-slung façade, verdant displays show the life cycle of healthy plants as they mature from seeds to flowers and eventually to parade floats.
For Professional Photographers of America member Amy Gillespie, snapping pictures is a full-time passion that revolves around three words: live, laugh, and love. Her motto celebrates the positives in life, and her career as a photographer memorializes them in print. Amy’s affable attitude tends to rub off on her subjects who grin in earnest during family, infant, and pet photo shoots. She also ups the risqué factor with pinup and boudoir shots taken on-location. Once the shutter stops snapping, Amy shows proofs to her clients, who select favorites to be digitized or printed and faxed to adoring fans.