Last Friday, the Eastside Design Co. shop officially opened for the 2nd Friday Art Walk in Norman. I played a pivotal role in it, mainly by helping Chris clean up, punching some grommets into white cloth to make a curtain, hanging T-shirts, and drinking far too much High Life.
(What can I say? It’s the champagne of beers!)
The opening went off without a hitch, and I want to thank all the friends who stopped by and made a purchase.
I also want to say how proud I am of Chris. He’s pretty much been working his ass off for the past couple of months to make it all happen. Most days, he goes from his day job straight to his shop, and keeps right on working. If he’s not designing, then he’s printing, or shipping orders, or outlining some big plans for the future. And even though his day job takes up a significant portion of his day, he still puts in just as much effort at the shop. That is some Grade-A bootstrappin’, America.
Chris used half the space for his shirts, pins, and prints. The other half he opened up to a couple of friends so they could display and sell their stuff too.
Jay Hylton had some of his paintings and pins for sale.
And Ashley of Ash and Bee had some wood burnings and prints for you to purchase.
And even though I didn’t get a picture of it, Trae from 405 Brewing set up shop and gave out cups of the Grapefruit Sour and Frais d’Ete to shop visitors.
(I feel the need to disclose that I had quite a few of these in addition to the aforementioned High Life. Lay off me, it was Friday.)
One of my favorite things that Eastside Design Co. is doing currently are these sweet enamel pins.
I’ve shown the Stay Gold pin here before, but will you get a load of that happy little pizza and goofy little pickle? I love them. That’s why I’m giving away all three to one lucky winner. Just enter in the Rafflecopter widget below.
There are multiple ways to enter, but just make sure you do it before Wednesday, May 25, at midnight. I’ll announce the winners next week.
P.S. If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve already seen this. If you don’t, get ready for this sweet print collaboration to go up for sale. Ashley of Ash and Bee did the illustration, Chris did the color and printing, and you need to hang it in your house.