Love where you live!
LA MESA -- Starting a new business is never easy, but starting one during one of the toughest recessions in recent history was a downright adventure for many.
Marking her fifth year in business, O'Dunn has moved her store once and is now signing a lease extension while unveiling a new show and a new look with a Friday evening opening.
"I've lightened the place up and we've added a new line of terraria, living art,'' O'Dunn said recently. " We sold a few of those already. And I've got the wall of nudes, of course, the only one you can't see from the street. La Mesa!"
Did building a business through the economic downturn ever make her question the wisdom of it all?
"Back in '09 I was 64 going on 65 and I thought then like I think now 'What? Am I going to wait until I'm 70 and things look better?''' O'Dunn asked.
So on Friday she kicks off her second half-decade with a public opening from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with music, food and a new show, "Desert Places."
The public is invited to see the show and enjoy the presence of a high-end art establishment on the community's main drag.