Keep Showing Up

The last few months have been full of change. My studio mate, Kristin, and I decided to move out of our big Brooklyn work space. She’s moving to the west coast and I moved into a cozy (tiny) office closer to home. It’s fully fall. The webstore is about to launch. New winter samples are almost finished and I’m in the midst of designing spring pieces. Up, down, left, right, go, stop, change. Its always like this, but regardless, how do you deal?

When Kristin and I moved into our studio last spring, we wanted to come up with words to put on the wall. Words that would get us there everyday and inspire is to keep going. At some point this summer, she told me she that she was saying the words, “keep showing up” everyday. I’ve been saying them everyday now, too.

Keep Showing Up. Physically, mentally and every single day for that thing that truly inspires you, even if only for a little bit. Even if you don’t get much done. Even if what you do feels like a waste of time (is complete shit).

Any true creative will tell you this. You have to keep making things everyday, because the truly beautiful moments and work only come from a massive amount of time put in and not beautiful work. Picasso said this well: “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”

So in case you’re in need of words for your wall, for fall, for today, for everyday, to help you deal:

Keep showing up.

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