Classic Cullman 2017 - Page 110

southern roots / Classic Cullman /DXUD:DONHUVKDUHV samples of her artwork. SMITH SQUARED PHOTOGRAPHY By Benjamin Bullard Lots of people say they want to create things for a living. Making a name for herself Cullman’s Laura Walker went out and did it. People like Walker are living proof that Cullman is a place where an artist can thrive. Over the past 15 years, she’s slowly been building toward the artist’s career she now enjoys. The owner of Art with a Soul — a diverse business that maintains a brick-and-mortar presence at the Art Shop Around the Corner in north Cullman— Walker’s enjoying a newfound measure of recognition thanks to her burgeoning Etsy online storefront. “I tell people that I do art with emotion; art with meaning, and - 110 classic 2016.indd 110 8/31/2016 10:39:17 AM