Wednesday, January 23, 2008


So I guess I haven't written as much as I let on. But the year is young. Maybe I should start from the top. Aunika is my cousin. we have decided to join forces and create a t-shirt line. Right now it will be exclusively mens casual apparel. For the time being, t-shirts and maybe a sweatshirt. She is great with numbers and has an eye for design. I am pretty savvy myself and I am a graphic designer that has some fairly okay skills. I started off working for her dad at his screen-printing business when I was eighteen. I have done everything from catch shirts to design and separations on and off for the last ten years. She grew up with her dad working out of their garage. We both have had a desire to create our own lines. Until recently we have talked a whole lot but have not acted on those discussions. This is a new year and we are pushing forward. We are working with a small budget but we have a lot of people who believe in us. And mostly we know that we are led by a higher power.

So right now we are trying to muscle out some designs to get some samples made up. Once everything is in place I can post some visuals for everyone to see. But for now we aren't ready to show our hand. We have an opportunity to go to the Magic Apparel Show and I am so excited. It feels like we are gaining momentum finally. we have a lot of work and I am eager to get the bulk of it done. This, ladies and gentlemen, is uncharted territory and I am scared but excited. I was more scared before however. The thought that we would never move past the dreaming stage was frightening. I am prepared to try hard and possibly fail. I don't think I could live with myself if I never tried.

Anyhow, enough of that. So samples should be done in the next week or so. Our business cards should be here any day and I will let everyone know when the site is up. Line sheet and a few other documents are next on the agenda. In my next post I will show our business cards and maybe give a more in-depth view of our design and the name and all that fun stuff.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

New Year, New Pains, New Plans

So here we are again. Another year. It never ceases to amaze me how everyone expects the New Year to feel different. Instead most wake up feeling like crap and vowing never to do that again. But I guess it helps to have hope for the New Year. I chopped my hair off today because I just had enough. This mop was driving me nuts. I had to keep my hair long when I was younger so know once it starts getting past my shoulders I freak. So I am feeling balanced.

So this year is going to be a busy one. I am started a new t-shirt line and I think it would be good to document it via blog. I am partnering up with my cousin. Generally family and business does not gel but we can do this. I have got to make a change for myself. I am tired of bending myself all over the place and busting my ass to make others money. I think I need to apply myself to create a better life for myself as well as a future.

So if someone out there reads this, join me on this new road. It should be interesting.