Almost everyday I wear this necklace (purchased at the lovely Short North fave- Collier West) as a reminder, a mantra - if you will- that there are three things to be cognisant of everyday:
1. Be conscious of my actions
2. Be grateful for having forged out on my own to open On Paper
3. Be grateful for having the opportunity to start Green Paper Company
These three things are near and dear to my heart and each day I count my blessings. How fortunate I truly am to have such talented people work with me who devote themselves to helping me realize my own dreams while hopefully, being encouraged to pursue a little dreaming of their own.
On Paper opened on August 17, 1997 - a beautiful hot summer day and as I tore the paper off the window I only hoped I could keep going for a few years time. And now, 12 years later... what an honor and privilege to be able to surround myself with such beautiful paper and paper creations by so many artists and designers. It is something I have always wanted to do and to have been able to bring the artistry of paper to Columbus is something I am so proud to have accomplished.
So- Here's to another 12 years and a special thank you to Dara, my incredibly talented Store Manger who keeps everything humming and running like clock work every day and also to Michelle, for bringing an another set of artistic eyes to all that she does.