Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Essence of Le Shoppe

To me, this photo will always remind me of what I like about my shop. And what I don't like about the shop. Sort of like life. The good, the bad and the ugly.
My darling niece took this photo. The composition is perfect, with the left side still allowing the psyche to bring in hope. The right side showing the burden of the past.
The shop has always had sawdust. After the sawing, the sawdust is on the floor. After sweeping, the sawdust is in the air. And I guess I must add that after sawing, the sawdust is on my shoes, down my shirt and in my hair. But the positive part of sawing is that it always means there are orders. The shop runs or doesn't run on orders.
I have always seen the shop as this mammoth maw that needs constant filling and care. Why do I serve this beast? The main reason is that I like to eat!


patrice said...

There's always been romance for me about the shop. I love the sights, sounds and smells. Of course I don't have to have sawdust down my back! I'll stay with the romance, the possibilities, the power and craftmanship.

phyllis said...

Now I am really curious. What do you do in terms of your craft?