Tuesday, June 2, 2009

the birds and the bees

drawing by ernst haeckel

today's Shakti Gawain thought is:

"Most people do have some sense of what they would love to be doing, but this feeling is often repressed and is experienced only in the form of some wildly impractical fantasy. Get in touch with your fantasies. Observe and explore thoroughly your most incredible fantasy. There is truth in your desire, even if it seems impossible. It is telling you something about who you really are and what you want to be doing."

There is a new shop in Kensington Market called Good Blood Bad Blood (there may be an 'and' in there) and a few days ago Drew and I went in there and began chatting with the guy in there. He is one of (I think) 7 artists, mostly from OCAD who take shifts running the shop and who all make art to sell in their shop. It is mostly silkscreened prints and shirts, but also little fugurines and jewellry, drawings, etchings...so cool! they are renting the space together, and there is no cut on their sales because it is their own colectively owned store! wow. The guy working when we went in really inspired us to just make art! and not focus so much on an alternate job for income...so much energy and time goes into a full time retail or whatever job, not leaving much time for art, the passion. He said he is making less money, but is soo happy, happy to be making art all the time, and selling it.

living to work, or working to live?

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