A painting veteran with 15 years of pigment-slinging experience under his belt, Bodzek Custom Painting owner––and Evansville native––Brad Bodzek showcases his home-beautifying prowess by tackling projects large and small. Whether reviving unkempt exteriors with a vibrant new coat of paint or staining outdoor patios to leave them more pleasing in the eyes of commuting hang-gliders, Brad backs all jobs with skills gleaned through ongoing education that allows him to remain abreast of current trends and techniques in the world of painting.
For more than half a century, Colonial Classics has been beautifying backyards and kicking up curb appeal with a scintillating assortment of flowers, greenery, and locally grown trees. Line the path leading to your secret crayon-naming laboratory with the steamed-lobster-red and Barbie-stiletto-pink blooms of Knock Out roses ($24.99) or plant an evergreen hedge of Green Velvet boxwood shrubs ($34.99) to trim it into the undulating form of a Chinese dragon to scare away the New Year. The wheat-like reeds of Karl Foerster ornamental grass anchor the amber waves of a natural landscape ($19.99) while purple coneflowers’ majesty dots the horizon with native prairie flora ($10.99). Agoraphobic plants can nestle into the square surroundings of a square root-cosseting 13.75-inch green ceramic pot ($49.99) and finally stop hiding under the bed.
Knit Witts Yarn Shoppe's cozy hub bursts at the seams with a full lineup of yarn and knitting accessories, and plays host to several thread-themed classes. During the one-hour Knit Now class, aspiring knitters practice fundamentals with friendly instruction from one of Knit Witts' stitch masters. After receiving complimentary needles, a resource booklet, and yarn, wool wielders create starting loops with the basic cast-on, and learn the ancient art of knit and purl stitches before finishing a dishcloth to bring home after the last class. Students also learn to distinguish the various types of yarn used for different patterns and projects, and instructors shed light on the hidden world of yarn-label abbreviations.