I’ve been accumulating a lot of designs lately and am thinking about doing another release of new shirts.
A lot of times, I’d be listening to some music, and imagining a runway show of my collection. It will feature women of all sizes and ethnicities, and I will come out in the end, smiling and thanking everyone. I love you people, welcome to my world. Don’t forget to take the gifts before you leave.
As enticing as it sounds, I don’t have the capability to throw a big party right now. I’m kind of in start up mode where small and frequent release and improvement is more beneficial than a big push.
Small, frequent, consistant. Whoa, do I sound like a boss? XP
Today after boxing, the guy who cleans up the gym at the end of the day gave me a ride to bart. I usually turned down offers because, although it is kinda scary to walk to fruitvale bart in the dark, beside the highway, crossing the rail road track, it only takes about 5 minutes. I bet on nothing happening to me in this 5 minutes, once a week.
But today, this small hispanic guy just insisted, stopped sweeping, put down his broom and drove me to bart.
He has a thick accent, loves boxing also, works at the gym for only a couple of hours monday through friday. There’s a sign at the back of his car, “baby on board.”
People think they know Oakland and a lot of them think its a scary place full of violence and crimes. Sure, those things happen just like any other urban town, but there are so many more good people doing good things and cool people doing cool things. And what I like most about this town is that its full of real people living real, down to earth lives.
I actually have been able to complete more art works ever since I started to work more days of the week. Counter intuitive, I know, but that just says something about project management and time constraints.
Since I have to break down my projects into smaller, bite size chunks that can be completed in a matter of hours, it feels more casual and I feel more comfortable with sharing my process.
Every time I share my work with the world and get some feedback, it gives me more creative impulse and energy to create more.
I used to think, I love art, thats why I create, and thats enough. But when art also loves me back, man, that feeling is priceless. Thats a healthier relationship. A more sustainable relationship. A relationship that can go a long, long way.