Today I was designing the t-shirts for my Sense Of Self Ambassadors (which are really awesome by the way!!!) and I was thinking about the fact that it is very nearly pre-launch party time which means it is also very nearly launch time too!
I’m pushing to launch Sense Of Self over the summer so that I can give my full attention to making sure everything runs smoothly and then can focus positively on University when I get there. My goal is to have Sense Of Self developing throughout my time as a student so that when I finish University I have a ready-made job and an ever growing business to support myself and avoid the panic of “I have a degree but there aren’t any jobs” and hopefully be able to offer jobs to others and build a Sense Of Self team.
But yeah today I remembered where the initial inspiration for Sense Of Self came from. It was because I always dreamed of being an art student and going to art school but then the closer I found myself towards the stage of my life where I had to make a decision, I realised that art is my hobby. Drawing is fun for me. I like to paint whatever inspiration throws at me. I do not enjoy being restricted and told what to do because creativity is a freedom and a form of expression and I wanted it to always stay that way for me. I want to feel like an art student without having the pressures of being an art student.
Back to business. My dream for Sense Of Self is that it will give others opportunities to find an idea that excites them and run with it. I want to show the world that you can absolutely live the life you always dreamed of. I want to start as an example of this and watch the world take notice.
Before I get carried away though we have the pre-launch party. Getting close, exciting!
Ah it’s been almost a whole year since I became the young entrepreneur of the year. Wow.
This week I have a lot going on. I’m working on a new design inspired by music, and I plan to have it finished tonight ready to be printed tomorrow. I want a new one to showcase on Friday.
What’s Friday, you ask?
Well. Well well well, Friday is when the competition starts again and I’ll be interviewed and guest speakers will speak and of course I have to take every chance to market!
Going to be brilliant. And I think I could be ready (almost) to get everything moving and *gasp* become a business-woman. Hmm.
I’ll post a photo of the t-shirt when it’s all done. Ahhhh.
Notes and thoughts and ideas spinning around in my head. Today I feel motivated. Hopefully tomorrow I shall turn some of these notes into paintings. I like the drawings I have done but I also think if I painted my ideas, that would look kinda cool too. We’ll see. My inspiration is following an old retro route, like vintage things that I can pin quirky phrases to.
Well this is my plan for today. The little art book has loads of paintings that I want to read about and I’m going to cross-reference them from the gallery website and find out about the new collections there, because I start my new job THIS THURSDAY. And I always fancied being one of those art boffin types.
I have a few new paintings and a couple of sketches and like, a million ideas so I’m going to work on those this afternoon as well.
Yesterday I spent the day in Edinburgh and I grabbed the chance to speak to one of the street performers. I’ve been fascinated by him ever since I was small. Turns out he has been doing his performances (he has quite a variety) for a long, long time and what I loved was that not only does it still thrill me to watch him but that after all these years, he hasn’t lost one ounce of enthusiasm. I still get the feeling that as he performs he is the happiest he has ever been. We chatted and he was telling me how women are now coming up to him pushing prams and remembering when they were little the impression he made on them. I figured that what he has is exactly what I’m aiming to create with Sense Of Self. Something I’m happy to do every day forever, that makes people think a little bit more and to share a smile.
The bit I liked the most was that as a man, he was everything I imagined he would be- polite, cool, passionate and it felt good to be able to speak to him.
That’s what I’m aiming for.