March 1, 2008
it's amazing how much consumerism effects the brain...
today i was just sitting listening to music while doodling in my journal (since no epic thoughts were coming to mind) and looking at the water wondering if any pink dolphins would surface. i was really enjoying myself...
i then starting thinking... if i just clean up my doodles and bring my initial ideas into photoshop i could create a killer t-shirt... and of course become an expert doodler.
while rearranging my doodles into a more cohesive unit i thought woah. how American of me to want to turn a simple doodle of mine into a product... i just want to create to create... and how messed up is that my next thought is how could i make this into a product? it totally takes the fun out of things.
but then again i think about what i´m learning here and seeing how most of the world or a good percent doesn´t have standard living conditions. and i realize how much of a blessing it is and how grateful i am to have the opportunities i do. i must not take them for granted. even the simply things like clean water - warm showers... that many places in the world do not have.
for us who live in these "standard living conditions" the possibilities seem endless. but so often we are unhappy with what we have and always want the next best thing. "..Maybe so, but I say it is better to be content with what little you have. Otherwise, you will always be struggling for more."
now i´m thinking maybe i should design a t-shirt for a fundraiser of some sort.... hmmmmmm!?
i´ll update in a few days of what i´ve been doing here on the amazon/jungle....
Posted by jennifer at March 1, 2008 12:43 PM
Hey. How are things going frodo?
Posted by: scott rider at March 11, 2008 2:05 PM