Monday, January 7, 2008

That was easy...

Some things might seem difficult at first, but in the end are really pretty easy to do. Take my sign for instance. How does a retail establishment get a sign up in the first place? Easy, pick up the phone and call another business who's specialty is sign making. Give them the design or parameters for them to design it. They make it. When it's ready, they even will install it for you. Easy.

Well, the first place I called, the price just seemed like a lot. Now I know that a sign is an investment and you get what you pay for. A sign is your identity. It should be the first thing a customer sees or that item that draws them into your store. So, why should I hesitate when I balked at that first quote. It wasn't unreasonable. I'm not sure. Maybe I was just feeling stingy. But I think it had something to do with my wanting to do it myself. After all, I single-handedly opened and am running my shop. Okay, I had some help from great friends in getting things ready for the day I opened the door.

So, I'll do it myself. I can paint. I can draw. I can spell. A piece of plywood, can of primer, can of Cannonball Black paint, can of white paint, can of Varathane sealer, and help from Ken who made the sweet redwood frame and helped me install the sign, and several months waiting for I-don't-know-what and the sign is finally up. Sheesh, that was so easy, it was almost anti-climatic.

Huge thanks to Ken and Amanda who kept after me and helped get it finished. The sign is dedicated to you guys!

Now to get my website up...

(What's playing: Podcast of KEXP's Music That Matters show. KEXP is a pretty darn cool radio station in Seattle and thanks to the wonders of the internet, is available to everyone.)