Humbled...

Yesterday was a landmark day for me and for GrainWave Studios. It marked the first day of my 12 week stint at the Rust Belt Market in Ferndale. It was a long, but fun few days leading up to the opening. It was a few very late nights filled with sanding, filing, and picture taking. 

     Despite the on and off snow and rain all day, the flow through the market was friendly and steady. The great rush to display the inventory in the morning proved to be rewarding (thanks to Genevieve). The result was very warm...

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The true victory today was not in sales, displays, or traffic. It was in support. The meaning of this posts title is what I refer to here. I would not even dream of jumping head first into this venture if it were not for my close friends and family who show me unparalleled support and encouragement. I love you all endlessly! 

 

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this is a shot of the wall opposite the display in the first photo. 

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7pm rolled around very quickly and when it did, Genevieve and I went out for a celebratory dinner at on of our favorite spots. The amount that Genevieve helps me out and encourages me should not be unrecognized. She put just as much into this as I did. That is a very special thing! 

Ohhh glorious Inn Season Cafe... 

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Here's to a fun and rewarding 12 weeks ahead!

peace, Eric T. Smith