In an earlier post I shared an image I made at the studio during a slow work day. The statement "Art is Hard" is so basic and simple it's kind of stupid, like it should have been around forever. Maybe that's why it's stuck with me. I've also posted in the alley window of my studio. It's rad watching people stop to take pictures of it.
Anyway, I realized I wanted this statement on a t-shirt, so I submitted it to Cottonbureau.com. It's now live and available to order. The way Cottonbureau works is, a given design needs to get 12 orders inside 2 weeks to go to print. It's a really cool model, and they do a good job curating. One of the founders just posted a really interesting read on how they developed on Medium.
My design hit the target last night.
I shared the image on Ello.co and someone responded with "fuck yeah, that's what makes it so rad." It's true.
Art making is rad because it's hard to do it right.
Get the shirt here: http://bit.ly/art-is-hard
P.S. If you're an artist in need of a kick in the brain, I would recommend checking out Elliot Earl's Youtube series "Studio Practice". Check out this episode titled "Destroy habit, synthesize knowledge and take action". Good stuff.