And it's SWEET.
Spark is gearing up to open this coming Saturday, and friends.....it's going to be awesome. The shop is slowly starting to take shape. The Carnegie's grand antique door has been swinging like a carousel as the artists have been getting their displays ready.
But, can I be honest? It's also a bit anxiety-inducing. As I have sat working in the new studio this week, my mind has wondered. Mostly for the good, but sometimes I end up thinking about 1 of my 3 fears. Here they are, in no particular order:
1. Humiliation by Dance
It's no secret that when I create, I like to listen to music. And sometimes it's not folksy-relaxing-shop music. Therefore, I will probably be using my headphones (well, at least one ear of them) a lot. And, randomly through the day if so inspired, I dance. This is all the bee's-knees when I am home alone in my little studio, but now I am going to be out where people can see me. And it scares me. : P
2. Forgetting my Shoes
I run a sewing machine all day long. I can't gauge the foot pedal pressure with shoes on. I've tried, and I end up gunning it, and the stitches go all crazy. A few times this past week people have came in to the Carnegie and I have went out to greet them....... in my socks. *sigh*
The title is pretty clear here. What if Saturday comes and no one walks through that grand swingy door? All of this work will be for nothing. All of these treasures won't be discovered. What if no one "gets" the beauty in buying something that is made by hand rather than picking up a similar, cheaper version at Wal-Mart?
Oh worry, you are not welcome here. The Big Guy upstairs was pretty clear on this topic, so you best be on your way. I have an adventure that's waiting.... full of sweet dance moves, slip-on shoes, and many, many wonderful people to meet.