So you ask about it, and you are told from the author that there is a chicken cooking contest in ATL sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery and your print, your print, is a stand in for a tray to take the chicken to the judges, cause a tray never materialized and you got some smart chefs who are making lemonade out of lemons.
And then you are just so tickled to see that your print if getting of the walls and into peoples' lives. Albeit at times, in beautifully strange ways.
Three cheers to the Hotty Toddy Twins and their Mississippi Mancatchers.
The thing I always wanted growing up was to belong. To be from someplace. Someplace folks knew and folks were jealous of and someplace that would make me proud.
And the thing is, as I've moved from place to place, looking for where it is that I will feel at home, I realize that it is one place and it is many places and it is all over that makes me who I am.
There's nothing wrong with being born and raised and still living in and eventually going to die at the same place. There's nothing wrong with getting out there and seeing how the rest of the world lives and just rolling and gathering no moss.
As a way of coming to terms with that, we've launched a pretty comprehensive collection of shirts called Everybody's From Somewhere.
The shirts are made in LA, designed with scans of Massachusetts letterpress type, and printed in Atlanta by the hands of Southerners. They fit a little slim, as do most all American Apparel shirts. They are a blend of cotton and rayon and polyester. They feel soft and they are heather and they are emblazoned with the place you're from. Or the place were you live. And if we are missing your home, let us know. We'll start offering it.
Cause we're all from somewhere. And there's no shame in that.
If you'd like to see if we've got one for where your from, go here.
He shoots Civil War reenactments with old methods, coming up with something that just about blew my mind as I was sitting in the dentist office looking at it.
In other news, no cavities.
I've written about meeting the folks at High Cotton last year at a football game in Oxford.
Well, since then, we've been in touch and have tried a couple of different things. And now, for all of you guys, we got something that we're stoked about.
We designed a shirt for them.
We're blessed to have really talented friends.
A few posts back, I'd gushed about the fellows at Land Vs Ocean. And, back on October 4th, we were in Jackson hanging out with them and having one heck of a night with Art In The Age, Jesse from Colour Revolt, Kishi Bashi and about 150 of Jackson's finest folks.
Dixie Delights wrote up a post on us about a month back and it was the sweetest writeup we've seen. She sure makes us feel like we are doing something that counts.
You should get over there one way or another. Talk about prolific. I think I saw 251 posts on these from this year. I kinda feel the need to step it up over here a bit.