It's official! I'm now the owner of a shop in ROTABS in Rotterdam!! 'LM kwadraat' (LM squared) is born! ;)
I'm so excited! And I hope it will be a success; that way I can stay there for a very long time and make a lot of new art/items and give a lot of creative and fun workshops!
Having my own place will be very practical, I will have a lovely place to work and sell my stuff, to give workshops and to store all my materials/tools. I guess my room will be quite empty; it's now full of vintage stuff (that I will use as decoration and sell in my shop), a lot (and by a lot I mean a lotttt) of materials for the workshops and of course my drawings and other stuff I make.
But I guess it will also give me more inspiration; my mom and I are now thinking of making a collection of bags and other stuff. :) Yay!
And of course it will be a lot of fun to meet other creative minds and also clients/people who will visit the shop.
Well, the official opening is going to take place at the same time as the Swanmarket (www.swanmarket.nl); May the 15th. The Swanmarket is a lovely market where a lot of people sell their handmade or vintage goods! So if you're creative and you want to sell your stuff at a market; try the Swanmarket! If not; just stop by and take a look! :) I can't wait!
Here are some pictures of the space I rented! It's not huge, but it's big enough (for now). ;)
We're going to clean the floor, paint the walls/ceiling white (they are white, but whiterrr) and I'm going to paint one wall light blue/green/turquoise (hard to explain, haha).
A little vintage basket I bought at a huge second hand store near ROTABS!
This is ROTABS from the inside. Here you can see the other shops/units. It's a very relaxed place to be, it feels like home already! You can also eat and drink something there (all vegetarian! which is great for me; I have been a vegetarian for over 9 years now).
Here you can see the entrance of the shop. Above the shop there is a workspace; my mom is going to use that space to create her jewelry & glass beads!
More pictures will come later on; we're going to be painting the shop this saturday! :)