Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My Studio is also a shop

This is my shop/studio/gallery located next to my house wa-ay out in the country. The secret to staying self-employed is low overheard. Thus, I no longer rent space and pay separate utilities, fees, travel expenses, etc. I don't need a lot of customers, just the right ones.
Down on the highway is my sign painted appropriately on a headboard. I've remounted the sign since this

photo was taken and the wood posts are less obvious. On the days I'm open, I put out banners, balloons, a big OPEN TODAY sign, and lots of pots of flowers. All along the .2/mile drive there are signs posted "a la Burma Shave" to entice them up the hill and to let folks know I have a sense of humor. There's a Slow, Skunk Crossing sign (not because there are skunks, but to really get people to slow down and not accidentally run over one of my cats, a dog, a turtle, snake or possum (yes, there are really possums). There's a sign that says Watch for Armadillo, followed by one that says: Just Kidding and many others such as Keep Going! Almost There and You Made It.

This is the old well house nest to the shop. It makes a good potting shelter and space for displaying birdhouses, and other outdoor and garden accessories. I love the red saw blades...

Next time, I'll take you inside and close up.

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