I’ve mentioned before that I have good friends, right?
Did I mention that one of my good friends, Ken, is responsible getting my coasters into Bar Keeper – the first retail shop that carried my work?
He knows the owner and went to the shop to look for photo-shoot props and mentioned that my stuff would fit in there and, viola, my product is in a real brick an mortar store. And a terrific one at that!
And now my friend Jamie (who I used to work with at “the day job”) has gotten me into another shop.
Jamie was visiting Dark Delicacies , a store here in Burbank that specializes in gothic, horror and vintage things. In chatting with the owner she said, “OH, my friend David makes things that you would like” and ran out to her car and retrieved my Gothic Halloween Coasters …….
……..I’m going to interrupt my story here for a moment so that we can all ponder why, exactly, Jamie was driving around Burbank….in July….with Halloween coasters in her car. Any thoughts? Nope, me neither……..
So after meeting with Sue I rushed right home and, naturally, cleaned the garage.
That may sound un-intuitive but it had to be done.
My house is a fixer-upper and when I first toured it the garage was very, um, daunting and the little space built off the back of it was immediately dubbed “The Blair Witch Room” and is still called that to this day.
I have a dream garage in my mind and it looks like this.
But my already scary garage was made even worse by my recent slam to get things ready for Unique LA and, though I hesitate to show you this (my father will be horrified), it looked like this:
There was no way I was going to really get work done until I
got that pesky Horder’s film crew out of there cleaned it up.
I spent all day – 9-7:30 in 90 degree heat and I’m still not done. And I haven’t even ventured into The Blair Witch Room……..
Oh, the horror!