I keep being reminded that it's Pr*me day tomorrow, despite my efforts to rid myself of Amaz0n at all costs. I acknowledge that it's much easier to avoid them when you live in a major metropolitan area or don't mind paying for regular shipping. It's easier when you don't have much disposable income, so shopping on the internet isn't a real habit anyway.
I spent almost a month deleting my profile, completely and fully unsubscribing, clicking ARE YOU SURE? no less than 500 times. I am so sure. I am so sure they're a union busting, design stealing, competition killing capitalist behemoth that does not deserve my money. They don't deserve your money either but if you run out of other options, I understand the corner they paint you into.
I was also reminded that a shirt I bought from the artist Emily Elizabeth Miller should arrive in the mail today. It reads THIS IS MY SECOND RODEO. I don't buy many "fun things" as much as I buy the t-shirts my friends share with me saying "uh, I think you need this!" It's true. I do need those shirts. I have a Billy Joel / Black Flag mashup shirt to prove it, too.
I also need a day or two or five to just sit and play video games and read and not be worried about generating more work afterwards.
I need more days outside with friends, or with our dogs running around, or alone at a pool.
I need a week where I just draw and paint and sign off from everything else.
I need a backyard and a garden and some more commissions and exhibition opportunities and maybe a studio visit or two.
I need a new amp and a practice space where I can be loud and sing.
I need to be able to be in a crowded public space without fearing for my health and safety.
I need a new therapist.
I need SCOTUS to fuck off.
In order to be my best self and live my best life I need all of these things more than a discounted kitchen appliance with free shipping.
Just a heads up that I am open for commissions at the moment and actively looking for more illustration assignments through the end of the summer!
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