@davidhohn !!!!! Awesome fill-in on the podcast! Hope Will is doing well.
Dealing with the rejections. Great pick me ups. I can't believe there are actionable takeaways from that. I'm totally going to make a game of rejection letters. A goal this year is to start pitching to companies that license. If not this year, definitely next. I'm going to pass this episode specifically to my class of surface pattern designers. It's scary putting yourself out there and not taking rejection or lack of interest personally. You can't though. It's okay. And always remember that your worth as a person is not connected to your art. Your art is not you, it is something you create. Love the book suggestion Jake! Totally going to read that. I'll look it up to be sure I got it right. Something with GRIT. I think looking at a visual wall of rejections or just stones in our way that we overcome/overcame is just a way to remind ourselves of how far we have come. A way to look and say, this wasn't easy, but it was so worth it. "You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make." -GBH
Okay, anyone else think it was funny to hear David Hohn be star struck at Mr Jake Parker! Don't worry, we all are. I get a pin when I preorder a book from the Pumphrey brothers. Tell me Beverly Cleary wouldn't make a freaking adorable pin! Lee, you need to get in on the pin business as well.
Lee, my husband geeks out over taxes too. I have to keep all my records because I know Jan 1 he will start plugging in our stuff in turbo tax. Also, what ever happened to the patterns you were making? That still needs to happen!