Monday, March 21, 2011

Vivid imagination

I've been playing with the idea of getting back into retail...

it's not like I don't already have enough on my plate

this is just how my mind spins and how my brain works

combine my imagination with my creative spirit

and this is what I visualize

notice all the customers are walking out with purchases

no one is empty handed

and such a diversity of merchandise

I could keep going with these fun little water color
images being created in my lap

but it seems the page is full

( a brief history... when I was in my 20's I created & operated a very successful lifestyle store,
it was one of a kind and a dream come true. I met a an amazing amount of great people, some as clients and customers and some that worked with me, many still stay in touch and it's success was how I was able to
purchase my sweet cottage overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Laguna Beach, California.
That store was 5000 square feet.
I'm dreaming of something smaller & taking on a partner this time.
I am so NOT fond of paper work ! )


  1. Oh my goodness, I just ADORE your little watercolor shoppers! Not gonna lie, watercolors are a bit (okay...a LOT) intimidating to me, but you make it look so EASY! And how precious they look all on a single page together! :) Oh, and the store sounds like a GREAT idea. :)

  2. I love seeing your "Laguna Art Center" via watercolor!! What great pics!
    I know it will come to fruition in the NEAR future. Your creative spirit combined with your amazing business acumen...the store is going to be incredible!! :)

  3. what a dream to pursue...i adore your sweet little have talent my friend...thanks for linking this up to fridays unfolded...i can't wait to see what unfolds in your near future.


    stuff and nonsense

  4. I love your "page of dreams" - that sounds like a the best job. LOVE your plate with yellow roses - the long one is my favorite.
    New follower!

  5. Love your little watercolors! You are so talented. I have to make a decision today about renting a space to sell my things at a new shop opening up only 1 mile away in our downtown suburb. A dream I've always had. Time is a major factor since I work full time too. I must admit when I saw your watercolors, I was thinking of taking things into the store, but when you said they were customers carrying merchandise out, I was encouraged, that maybe I could be that blessed too. Needless to say, I was touched by your post and it's influence on my decision. Thank you for sharing.

  6. I am a sucker for sketches. I love these Paulette! I love how you make your dreams a reality when drawn out. Go for it. I'll work for you : )