A new week in the genesis of The Tree House Bookshop, and despite the stresses I am feeling buoyant. The premises I have found are almost within my grasp, and I should know more about that by the end of the week, I hope; this seems the key step, once I have premises, everything else will now follow, and the whole thing will be a reality. So I have put my faith in the hands of my excellent property adviser, and now just have to wait, and respond to his promptings should there be any. Exciting!
Another exciting development over the weekend is that I realised I had to hand the solution to my desire for some kind of logo for the shop. I wasn’t sure if I needed one, but had been thinking for a while that I wanted some kind of design, to put on bookmarks, maybe on the shop window, on the website (I have set up a website, but no content as yet!). I have been following the work of a lovely paper-cutting artist based in Bristol, Lisa Richards – and then the penny dropped that she is someone I knew very slightly when I lived there, or rather, I know several good friends of hers – it just hadn’t clicked that the Lisa Richards on the website was the Lisa who was the girlfriend of a former colleague!
Her designs are exquisite, and she loves trees and fairytales, as I do too, and this is a perfect combination for The Tree House – I wanted something magical, beautiful, I sort of knew what I wanted, but not precisely, and I was looking at her site the other day and realised she would be the perfect person to create a design for me. I got in touch, and thankfully she is happy to do something for me!
There is a link to her site on the homepage of this blog – Paper & Pen is the name of it, do go and look – but I hope she won’t mind me adding a picture or two here to show why I think she is perfect for the job. These are a few of my favourites (click on the images for a larger version):