First of all, I would like to dedicate this post to my trusty old Toyota Camry, may she rest in peace. Last Sunday morning, she (and I) were involved in a car accident at an intersection (we were t-boned by a man who ran a red light) downtown. Fortunately no one was injured, but it was quite scary to say the least. My car spun 180 degrees and landed partially on the sidewalk, facing the direction from which I came and nearly hitting a concrete post. I won’t say that my life flashed before my eyes, but I will say that the accident has definitely got me thinking about the things I take for granted in my daily life and the risks I take everyday.
I have been driving to and from work for a year and a half now and never really considered it much of a risk until last Sunday. On the contrary, when Brian and I talk about sailing, I am always thinking about the million things that could go wrong in any given circumstance. My perception of risk clearly has much to do with my comfort level. Charleston feels comfortable, so I don’t worry about the daily risks—but maybe I should.
Anyway, since my car has been totaled, I’ve come to a crossroads of sorts. There are several possible outcomes to my predicament, but I will have to let you know more when I actually make a decision. Just know that I am re-evaluating my life goals and priorities right now and trying to stay focused on my art.
With that said, let’s talk a little more about my art. I’ve been working hard on designing t-shirts of late with the idea of creating my own little screen print line for sale (keep in mind this is on a very small production scale). I still have much to learn about screen printing, but have been pleased with most of my results so far. Here is a look at some of the shirts I’ve been working on.