It was Thursday, August 7th, 2008. The challenges of balancing motherhood/wifehood while still trying to pursue art were wearing me down and I was just about to close up the ole Etsy shop and put art aside indefinitely. I downloaded the new album of a Cincinnati-based band, Seabird, I had heard of and went out for a late night seaside run to think things through (we lived in Marblehead, Massachusetts at the time, there's an ocean there : )
Sing 'til your heart hurts, then sing some more
Don't stop singing 'til we see the shore
Sing it loud and clear, I promise you
Someone will hear you sing
I don't know. It meant something to me. It made me decide to keep making art even when it was hard--to pour my heart into it and trust that it will mean something to someone else too.
went home and drew this little print--a lone sailor on rough seas, singin his heart out. To make sure it was okay to sell the print with their lyrics online, I sent the band a quick email. They got back right away, said they liked my art, and asked if I'd make some tshirts for them. Heck yeah! I was so encouraged! Maybe my art WAS worth making!
lots of art for the nice Seabird fellas! And we're buddies now! We live near Cincinnati too now so we go to all the shows that we can.
Kickstarter. It's kind of a make or break thing for them. Raise the money in time and they will keep singing. If not, who knows.
SO SUPPORT SEABIRD! The world needs to hear more of their music and I want to keep going to their shows and being inspired by their songs.
Thanks for reading!
Arian : )