After a month of frantically getting things together for our new shop location, and coming up on another month of being open. We can catch our breath....Kinda. If you had told me a year ago that I would be opening up a new shop space with my boyfriend, I would've said "that sounds like a nice dream, I hope it happens." It's something I've always hoped to accomplish, ever since I founded Deviant Kreations, but I didn't think it would come so fast.
I started this business out of farmers markets, and a dream. Through a lot of successes, and failures, time, and patience I finally have a lil shop open up. Its a lot of work to start and run a business, more than I think I really realized when I started out. Thankfully though, nothing has to be perfect to start, you just have to start. It has been a scary, stressful, amazing, humbling road to get here. I wouldn't trade that for anything.
Our space not only helps us create a living and a safe space from our works, but it also affords us the opportunity to help other local artists thrive. We hope to be a space that welcomes everyone and helps them live their most authentic lives.
As a business owner, your business is kinda like a new born. Initially it takes up all your time, it's all you can think about, talk about; even on the bad days you wouldn't give it up for anything. Through the support of loved ones and loyal customers we've achieved something beautiful. Something filled with amazing community and love. I can't wait to see what the next year, or 5 years, or decades bring with this space. I can't wait to explore it with you.
Thank you - Stay Deviant