Monday, October 18, 2010

All in a day's "work"

Usually my post is at the cash register.
Many of you know that I have a part-time job at a little shop down in Nashville, IN named Papertrix.  Just yesterday, someone was asking Cindy and I if we ever get tired of the whole scene.  We looked at each other in amazement.  First of all, Wayne and Cindy refer to the shop as "Cindy's studio."  Cindy has great taste and works hard to see that her shop has a lot of unique items.  Almost everyone who comes into the shop is in a good mood, are artistic and excited about what they find in the shop.  Especially in the fall, when tourists flock to southern Indiana, the shop is busy.  Time really flies.  Yesterday, the first three hours were very busy and before I knew it, it was one o'clock.  I took my camera to work with me so that I could show you some of the fun.  
Yesterday Cindy had a fall snow globe make 'n take.

Cindy instructs, delights, encourages and is amazed all at once.

budding young artist
look at that concentration!

They were painting a fall tree and then using "leaves" of flowersoft in fall colors and then putting a snow globe cover over the painting.  It is great to have a make 'n take so that people can get some hands-on experience before they buy and head home to try it on their own.  Before I ever started doing any art at all, I sat down at the table in the shop with Wayne and made a butterfly stamp and painted it.  Then I took a card making class with Cindy.  The rest, as they say, is history. 
I usually help out at the cash register, but last Saturday I was at the table showing folks some products.  If it slows down enough, I help re-stock.  Every part of the job is fun.  No stress at all.  I love working there.  It is a blast! Calling it work is somewhat of a misnomer!
I won't be in the shop next weekend though, because I'm going on a road trip...and I'm taking all of you with me!


Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

That is so the kind of gig I would love to have. Just a couple days a month at a wine shop, or a coffee shop, or a quilt shop, or a yarn Sounds perfect!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I would never get a pay check.
I would owe money instead of being paid.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh - you must LOVE your job! sandie

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

I think it would be lots of fun to work in a shop like that . . definitely gets the creative juices going . . easy to spend too. Happy days to you, Sandy:O)

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