The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.– Neil Gaiman 


February is our month of art—making, collecting, admiring and learning. We love art because it gives us a glimpse of someone’s heart, the part of them we don’t see on the surface. We are all drawn to art in different ways. We like to look at and listen to art that makes us feel something, art that resonates with us. Through art, we learn about ourselves. 

Build a carousel with Ken Means, transport yourself to Paris with Tori Nicole Sadler, or build your own art with AR Workshop.  Read about some local artists in our community and their stories of passion and self-expression. We hope that you too are inspired to pursue what you love. After all, February is the month of love.

Speaking of love, we can’t forget a gift guide for Valentine’s Day! And for a night out on the town, we have called upon Franklin’s own Fab’rik to inspire us with three date night looks! 

So, Franklin Lifestyle, while you fill your home with chocolate truffles and roses this month, remember to fill your heart too. Find what makes you feel alive—and don’t forget to share it with us. 

Today is always a great day to love yourself.