I am glad you chose to visit! My blog is a compilation of the many hats I find myself wearing. On any given day I may be an encourager, an instructor, or just a lady who is venting. You, dear reader, will probably identify with my triumphs and my tribulations! These snapshots fit into my Life Scrapbook I have named A. McInnis Artworks. I hope you will find something worth your while.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Dwellings...the first Saturday

I worked my first full day at "Dwellings" Saturday and it was quite an eye-opener.
I have let everything else go...my house is a wreck, my car looks like I'm a cast member of the Beverly Hillbillies, I don't know when I've ever been so tired (teaching from 7:30 - 3:30, then working at the new store until 8 or 8:30) HOWEVER...I am one happy camper! This endeavor is what I've wanted to do for a long time. A shop of my own (with my co-partner, son, of course.)

The process is in reverse, at the moment. No blank slate to start with, but that's half the challenge. (See post before this one for details.) Taking it to where I want it to be. I can't tell you how much fun it is to listen to people relive happy memories..."My grandmother had one of those" or "Do you remember when Daddy had that in his shop?" That's why people love old things, it reminds them of better days gone by.

My "vision" is evolving, even at this early stage. I wanted lots of the old stuff out so I'd have room for newer exciting things. That is still a player, but now I'm thinking of how I can incorporate the older with the new. Old stuff with a new twist, if you will.

I was slightly embarrassed when some of my friends came by Saturday and saw the "raw work in progress" until one said, "This is going to be wonderful!" And one lady who entered the shop as a stranger and left as a friend said, "I like these smaller shops so much better than the large ones." Well, that set my heart singing a different tune.

Anything worthwhile, takes time and effort. That's what I always say. I will try to post pictures later today.

Dream big, dwell in possibility,


❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

I wish you all the best! It sounds like it's going to be a wonderful shop and a great way to make new friends.


Sharon @ Crooked Creek Studio said...

So excited for you! What a wonderful new adventure. Can't wait to visit!

unicorns said...

I hear they have a lovely lovely nice cashier there! Well yet another good blog!