First came the design, then doubt.
Designing this shirt was a real joy. Although to this day I’ve never sold one polka dot shirt. Why? Not sure. Maybe bad marketing or the design was to forward. This shirt is great to look at.
The process to make this shirt was not technically difficult. Any person with a pattern can make it. The challenge was never the design the real issue was believing that people would love to wear this shirt. My lack of belief at times has hindered my personal my personal and design growth. Yet, even when I doubt myself the design process continues. Why? Because the joy of creating is greater than the doubt.
I have not sold one polka dot shirt and it’s been over two years since the design came out of production. Yet, non the less, every time I see the shirt I don’t see something basic and traditional. I see something beautiful. No one has to buy this shirt in order to validate the design. To me, it’s just lovely. I move forward because of the feeling design offers me even when there is uncertainty. It may not come out perfect at first but when it does the doubt will go away and the beauty will live in your heart forever,