Now I'm up to my eyeballs in images and I'm about to commit to firing up an espresso.
But before I go, I wanted to share these pictures I found while editing. The first one is of a vision board I made in 2006. I'd just quit my job to pursue art. I'd just made my first business card - see it bottom right? I had no idea what l was doing. I'm so glad I went for it anyways. Looking back, I would have prepared a heck of a lot more but still high-fiving that girl in present day.
I love this next one. I'm a vendor for the very first time. My sister's there and I'm dorking off with her. Which we've liked to do ever since we shared a room as kids and would pick things for the other to sing about before bed. Oh yeah - - "Rice is nice and bears think twice" - - that one gets us laughing still.
I also found some marketing material from those days. It's wild. It seems like another lifetime, another me.
I was still painting on illustration board and seeking out galleries. I was showing in coffee shops and working on friends movie sets. I even once did wardrobe for Kenny Rogers. The Gambler? I sewed a button on his blazer and ironed ten dollar bills for his money clip. Random yes. Life is so beautifully random.
It wasn't until I acted on this idea that my world changed:
Keep acting on your ideas dear dreamers. Keep going. It's happening for you.