I just found out (to my relief to be honest) that the jacket thing listed near the bottom being made by another person is actually something completely different, so I don't know why the company mentioned another customer's order in mine. But I can, with a small amount of selfish satisfaction - say that I don't think anyone has got my design made yet. I'll keep that information below as-is though so the earlier comments remain in-context
Time I made a new journal as three events within this past week have finally given me something noteworthy to talk about. The first two are really cool and make me feel like my art is having a worthwhile impact in places other than just on here. The third...could be either really cool or really worrying, depending on the situation, so I'll put that one last. The Interview:
I won't ramble on too much about this since the interview itself is long enough as is and I don't actually expect anyone to read it all (even my own dad didn't
Though he already knows what makes me tick anyway so there was nothing new to him) But I was interviewed here
. Kinda long, but if anyone is curious to what I use, how long I've been doing this, what my inspirations are etc it might be an inspiring read The CD Cover:
Last weekend I got a massive surprise when I saw a CD cover artwork I did as a commission a while back (not uploaded here) actually being sold in a local music store. Took a while to make it here, but I wasn't even expecting that, so it was a really surreal experience which I haven't had before (I actually thought someone stole my work at first until I recognized the band name shortly after picking it up, so don't worry, it's not stolen
) A picture of it and full story here.The Jacket:
What I learned today about this one has given me such a mix of opposing emotional fronts that I feel like I have a tornado of confusion, excitement and a little concern forming inside of me and like a real one, who knows what the outcome would be, could be an amazing sight, or a disaster. So what happened?
Well I got a response from a custom jacket-making service about this when I asked about it. The price is understandable for their level of quality and for how much detail the jacket has. But let's just say it wouldn't be a responsible purchase for me at the time
Anyway, that's not it. It turns out that they said "We have a customer in Japan who is having the same jacket made" and that struck me harder than the price estimate since I was not expecting that at all
I don't know what to say, part of me is like "wow, cool, this jacket is going to exist somewhere in real life!" but a bigger part of me is pretty bummed that the lucky owner of my jacket design isn't even going to be me, but some (obviously loaded) dude in Japan. It also worries me too, are they just a fashion lover or motorcycle rider who wanted a cool jacket? or are they a Jrocker, a performer, a fashion designer or company owner themselves who could go around saying that they
are the one who designed it and had it made?
I suddenly can't help but feel some remorse for uploading it to the world, but at the same time I had to since I thought it was a good way of proving it's mine
Anyway, I asked the jacket makers if they could be kind enough to send me pictures of it before they send it to their very lucky Japanese customer, just so I could at least see how it looks. And if the person getting it made is kind enough to remember me and see's this, I would love to get in contact with you too (don't worry, it's not a bad thing unless you're claiming the design as your own, I just think it would be cool to see who got it and what you think of it!
Only time will tell I guess. I suppose I'd better upload the sleeveless jacket design too to also claim that as "being on here before anywhere"