“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to.””—Jim Jarmusch (via skillshare)
So my clothing brand got “tapped” to do a collab shirt with a somewhat known beer company that’s doing a tour around the country, stopping in Chicago. They’re staying for a week of events, including tastings at Revolution and fun dinners! I haven’t asked yet how they found us. The woman in charge of it said she liked our story, so that’s a plus. We are by far not a well-known brand. I could name a handful of other local brands that have a bigger budget & fan base than we do. But this is a supremely exciting opportunity. We get free tickets to the events, as well, so that’s also super awesome. It’s a great opportunity to showcase some of our other stuff and actually become known. This one fell into my lap. Although, it was super last minute, and we probably have to rush our design to get here in time. It’s all I’ve been thinking about since I first got contacted. I’m beyond stoked but also nervous about all my details panning out. I’ll share more when I can confirm our shirt order is in production. Gah!
Don’t you love how people say, “you were such a cute baby” and then end the sentence there? I mean, you probably were, but let’s keep the positive vibes going. “You were such a cute baby…and your grown self ain’t so bad either. You’ve really grown into those pair of pants. And your face has caught up to your nose.” Okay, well, end it sooner than later, but still.
In unrelated to anything news: I’m super glad that I’m not going through some weird relationship drama given the perfect timing of the beautiful & heartbreaking, “Say Something” song. There is a montage playing in my head of the moment this song makes sense. I’m just glad I’m not living it right now.