Friday, March 11, 2011

Seattle, In a Café in the Pike Place Market


It’s like I’m starting over.  Fifteen years ago, I came to what is now my favorite city to try to build Artist & Craftsman Supply.   

Now I’m back to start all over, again.

You know, it’s nice to come home, again. Even though my effort to open a store in Seattle was my virgin trip to Washington State, this always has been a HOME to me. It’s almost unfair that God endowed this territory so unfairly to the rest of us strugglers.

The greatest gift the American Northwest has been given is a strong and healthy love of all kinds of life.  Simple optimism, simply. Throw in an abundance of flowers, blackberries, lakes and mountains, and then the gift of soothing rain….this is Larry’s earth home.

And now, I get to start, again.

Through a gift of our landlord, David Hsaio, our store in Seattle has grown to 15,000 square feet. Now, that’s small for a big box, but we’ve always been a cigar box…o.k. …maybe a shoebox.

So, I’m going to try to learn the game of the big boys.  Here at home in Seattle, again.

2 comments:

Anne M Jess said...

I grew up in South Portland and have been out here in Seattle for almost 30 years. A&C is my favorite place to get art supplies -- I've been around artists all my life, but am a relatively newcomer to the art world. I do graphic recording and visual facilitation, and I get almost all my supplies from A&C in the U district. Your folks there are the best - friendly and knowledgeable. I tell everyone about your store!! Hope to stop by the Portland store the next time I'm back in Maine.

martha said...

best wishes...
martha truscott