Do you ever take a look at who your friends are and say to yourself- man, my friends are awesome…WAY cooler than I am, but I must be pretty cool to have friends like these! Well, in a nutshell, that’s the story of my life. My friend Adam is living at home until he relocates for a new job later this month- and it’s been really cool getting to do artsy stuff with him. He is an AMAZING photographer, musician, bike repair expert- pretty much all that and a bag of chips. We always talked about collaborating and this past week, we finally got around to doing it! He is best friends with Justin- aka Har Herrar. Justin, too is all that and a bag of chips- an organic, biodegradable bag of chips. Har Herrar is Justins’ music project, and I gotta tell you, It’s worth a listen. He has such amazing lyrics. But thats beside the point- Adam and I teamed up to design a tee shirt for Har Herrar, which we plan on silk screening- cant wait! Here is a look at the design- albeit, the rough draft- it looks much more refined on the transparency- (we made the line width vary,the cracks in the glass and the interior of the car is a much thinner line weight.)
The coyote in the back represents Justin- he asked me to draw this for him a while back but I never had the time. Finally, I got it done.
As if doing sweet designs with Adam wasn’t enough, he also modeled for Drink n Draw this past monday- so I got to draw him as well!
Aside from having sweet friends- I also have a kind of awesome family. Here is a picture of my grandad, Jack. He was an animal lover, probably one of the kindest souls I ever knew. He was driving through Idaho (where he was from, where this picture was taken) with some friends and he bet them that he could get a deer to come over to him, and obviously, he did.
Even in his old age when most of his vocabulary escaped him, he always would pull this photo from his wallet and talk about it in fractured sentences. Ah, so endearing.
It’s ok to be sentimental about how talented and awesome your friends and/ or family are. It’s good to reflect on this, and be thankful. Do what you can for them.