yes it's 1:18am and i can't sleep
i bought a button machine tonight. $405 dollars that i am borrowing from moses' bank account, seeing as he has more money than i do and isn't spending it. i will of course reimburse him.
anyway... this purchase seems to have had a crazy impact on me and re-awoken (?) my now 10 year dream of
i want to have my own shop
i know what it looks like and i know what's in it
it's white. it's all white. galleria white.
it has the all popular bunting in bubblegum colours hanging from the ceiling
it has everything from my own screenprinted designs on perfectly folded piles of
onesies and child size shirts to my favourite art books and children's books
i would include one of my favourite artists: the ever talented Vancouverite Andrea Wan
locally made stuffies such as these from Thistle Town
i would have a storefront window and it would change monthly
it would have streamers like this
according to theme and season and holidays like...
Dia De Los Muertos
where i would hang the tissue paper flags
and have a table set up front with food!
and maybe have food be a regular thing... monthly?
weekly during the summers?
ICE CREAM DAY!
of course i would have the button station
i really truly love the Regional Assembly of Text and what they have created
i have yet to visit Collage Collage but i feel like i would like to have something
between the two of them
but incorporating my own style
i love the screenprinted rolls of wrapping paper
the button station
the stamp sets
the greeting cards
i would perhaps do some small art classes
would try to contact the nice tsawwassen mom i met at the park the other day who does
organic baby/toddler attire in gastown and sell her goods
i would absolutely sell the beautifully crafted goods kev's mom makes
since she is such an impeccably clean seamstress
this is what i want
a place where i can be creative for a living
a beautifully open space to thrive
a cozy place where mo and co can enjoy after school
a favourite place for the young and old alike
a place where you are gauranteed to find the perfect original gift
a place where you peruse the shelves even though you already
know your favourites and have wishlisted them 10 times
a place that makes you feel happy and smells like vanilla cupcakes
(GLUTEN FREE CUPCAKE DAY!)
how do i go about making this happen?