The Biz and Sketchbook
Good morning from rainy Atlanta! Here is the fourth and final new addition to our line this January. It is a little do-over, a little face-lift, a little make over for a card that has been in the line for over 10 years.
When I first wrote this card, a million years ago, I was a young art director at an advertising agency in Boston making little post cards for my friends in my spare time. I was living in a new city, only really knew a handful of people and was exploring the possibilities of my life. I had luxurious amounts of time to daydream and scheme and think about what it was that I was supposed to give to the world. I was also poor as dirt, so I had to keep myself entertained.
This card was about what it takes to make a dream work.
As I sat down to re-work the visual on this, now 11 or 12 years later (gulp) it became about something much different. I began to think about what it takes to make relationships work. Marriages, friendships, family connections, and now motherhood. Those are the really important things. So are dreams, don't get me wrong. But in my life, relationships are the things that have required my best stuff.
Heart and soul is a lot. Plenty in some cases. But the love, risk, forgiveness, openness, communication, pluck, and stick-to-itiveness that real connections require (just to name a few things) is no joke. But nothing is more worth it.
This should still be about what it takes to make dreams work. My dreams, though, right now, involve a village of lots of happy healthy relationships. They take every last thing I've got. And they should.
Would love to know what you think!