The point of getting new hobbies is so that you can have a reason not to work.
I made a video titled “confessions of an anxious designer” and spoke about my anxiety, how it affects my work, and how it has heightened in the midst of the global Covid-19 pandemic. I was moved to record it because of all that was going on in my life: I’d recently been laid off and went full on entrepreneur. The stress of how I was going to eat and balance a social media image that would bring me more business was a lot to think about. Later, I wrote a blog post about messages my subconscious was sending me about taking life too seriously. I know that I’ve mentioned that I was going to work harder to relax, but it was a thing itself that made me anxious because I had to figure out when I was going to do it and what I was going to do.
Last night, after battling my body’s spasms, tosses, and turns, I fell asleep and had a dream. This dream had so much in it, like some random bugs I was afraid of and a white guy being arrested for threatening a cop in Kroger parking lot. But the main thing that happened was this:
I was about to hop into the shower, and I’m given an old cassette recorder by one of my siblings as a gift for some occasion. I pressed play, and as I stand beneath the water, sweet songs about me, happiness, numbers, and letters played in an adorable Sesame Street like style, all sung by a different member of my family. I LOVE Sesame Street, specifically the older versions from the 70s and 80s, so I immediately recognized the creative genius and was enthralled. The tape was so long, and served as the soundtrack for the entire dream. I got to spend time with my family, saw a friend I hadn’t talked to in a while, and I even sat thinking in my bed for hours like I used to do when I was young. Towards the end of my dream, yet another gift came from a family friend, and in this box were craft sets, like the ones where you put your name on a necklace, or you made art to stick on the window. I remember smiling at the box’s contents when I suddenly heard my sister on the tape saying, “contributions to your PBS station and viewers like you! Thank you!”, which is said when the show was over. I ignored the delivery person at the door and rushed over to the tape just to rewind it and replay that part. Suddenly my heart sank...
Our First YouTube Video!
TBT to our first YouTube video. More videos to come.
The Black Panther Movie has been making headlines everywhere, and opening night was the night to show up and show out. Alicia Reece of Alicia Reece Soul Food Radio Show & Podcast threw a party in honor of this historic film, and her logo was all throughout. This is the 1st time we've seen the logo we designed for Alicia printed on a background. We were so excited, we had to create a post for it! It's great to see any of our work in action.