Friday, July 16, 2010

New Venues!

Yesterday I took the fam to a local shopping area in Columbia, 5 Points.  There are a bunch of eclectic stores down there.  I was saddened to find out that one of my favorite spots to hang out when I was in college, Adriana's had closed some time ago.  They had the best gelato you would ever find and an ambiance that was great for my burgeoning creative mind at the time.  I have a sketch book filled with a gazillion sketches from that place.  It's a clothing store now :-(.  Anywho, I visited some old favorites like Loose Lucy's and dropped in on a store called Sid and Nancy.  One of my coworkers used to work there too.  I had bought some examples of my work.  They do consignments and they decided to carry my soft swirl hats and to try out my crochet soft elegance earrings.  She wasn't sure she had a market for my other items; however, she suggested we try Natural Vibrations, another store in 5 points.  So we did.  The owner was blown away and asked that we come back in so his partner could see the work and they could decide how they would do the consignment.  So far so good.  I'm just happy for the opportunity and it is encouragement to continue.