We’ve all heard that expression. “Be careful what you wish for.” I subscribe to that only in the sense of being specific when you wish or dream. I know people that really believe that what they focus on is what they will manifest. I suppose I’m one of them. But sometimes, you have to be a bit more specific about what it is you truly want. You also have to keep your eyes open because sometimes it comes to you in odd ways.
You know I’m not sure where this is coming from. To be honest, when I started working on this comic the inspiration was something different altogether. It came from a reader who was ‘waiting for something to happen’. Bored. I explained that I live in a fairly small city that could seem rather dry of cultural, fun stuff to do (especially when you are originally from New York, which I am) but I tend to dig around each week, scouring the alternative paper (Creative Loafing) and keeping an eye out for flyers and such at local music stores, coffee houses or art galleries. I’ve learned over the last year that there is a hell of a lot happening around here and there are loads of interesting, creative people responsible.
Okay, so the comic had two themes. (I’m trying to figure out where I’m going with this.) I guess it has to do with several projects I’m involving myself in. In one way, I’m being proactive and being one of the people that make stuff happen which is exciting. In doing this I’m also getting what I’ve wished for (in this case, art exposure and the opportunity to collaborate on pieces with someone I admire) which is also exciting but also kinda terrorfying. It is easy to say you want something. When you go ahead and create the opportunity to get it, well then you have to live up to your own expectations. Something like that. 😛
See you next week!