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Last Sunday, Mr. T and I stumbled across this neighborhood gem of a store:
Like all the businesses along Ravenswood avenue, you wouldn't even know Architectural Artifacts existed unless you walked right by it making it that much more enthralling. Also, it's not like any normal antique shop. The space is HUGE, and open, and clean, with lots of light! And they display everything so there's room to actually walk around easily and see everything easily. It's great and a must-see if you're ever in Chicago.
As I mentioned in my last post, I've been developing a new collection for this Fall/Winter. It's been a slow process. A lot slower than I want.
Sometimes I wish I had the time to crank out a collection for every season like the big fashion houses, but I have to remind myself that I'm only one person.
Sometimes I freak out and worry time is passing me by and I need to make things happen NOW, but I have to remind myself, I'm only one, still very young person.
Sometimes I want to quit my day job and concentrate fully on this 'jewelry company' thing, but I have to remember, I'm only one person, and it will be ok because
one day, soon, I WILL get there. Since I'm only one person, I have to take small steps, but I'm focusing on making each of those small steps the fullest and greatest steps. Soon, those small steps will amount to big things.
I've been using this 'small steps' philosophy as inspiration for my new collection which I'll be sharing with you oh so soon! Below are some sketches I've been working on for the new collection's 'logo' (for lack of a better word). Can't wait to show you more!
I discovered this amazing blog the other day called, Those Who Make. The blog is made up of videos and interviews highlighting people around the world who simply make. It's a true celebration of craft in all forms and getting back to the roots of good ol' fashion, quality, handmade goods.
If you're in the Chicago area, this one particular video was especially interesting. It talks to Rob of Butcher & Larder, one of Chicago's first all whole animal butcher shop.