Artist and massage therapist Emelie Hebert has a lot of land—almost 3 acres to be exact—where she creates her artwork, glass beads and ceramics, and also hosts workshops, demonstrations and other events. “I’m very lucky to have enough space to be able to work and share,” she says. “I’m always inviting people, artists and other therapists to come and work with me out here. I really like collaborating a lot and hearing their ideas and what their solutions are.” Hebert’s business, Studio M, is down a dirt road in Madison, surrounded by thick bands of bamboo and lots of trees, herbs and other plants. She has four buildings: her home, one up front that contains thousands of paintings, a mobile home she uses for making glass and ceramics, and one she rents out to a tenant, presently a friend who helps around the property. Hebert’s mother and stepfather, Deborah and Skit Wyatt, 
respectively, purchased the nearly 3-acre property in 1976. Deborah was an artist and interior decorator, and Skit was an architect, so they built the house themselves. Hebert, a Louisiana native whose parents divorced in 1988, spent half of the next year in Louis...