I wanted to create something for them to express my love, gratitude, and devotion over the years. I returned to the first album I purchased where the song "For the Damaged" captured me with what I felt was the perfect depiction of my life. I was that damaged lemon, but I was not sad. This is what I wanted to show them, but even after I created what I thought might suffice, my confidence got the best of me, and I purposely left it at home. When I spoke to my friends about what I had done, they instilled confidence in it and me, and so I was fueled to recreate. This proved somewhat difficult because Seattle had only one art shop which was pretty expensive, but I managed to collect all the supplies I needed, to make this:
All i felt was sadness. I had spent a total of $365 only to have my heart broken. But, as Vonnegut would say, so it goes. And as it happened, upon returning home, I found that Blonde Redhead had extended their tour to the US and would be playing in my city. Yes, this is how the world likes to work for me. In any event, I have taken what I have created and used it to inspire future creations. Enter, my new "Damaged Goods" line:
Lemon, Strawberry and Tangerine.
Cupcake and Mocha Mug.
So far, just damaged food products, but I plan to divulge into damaged animals as well. Stay tuned!