I really scored big the Saturday I discovered a huge foot-wide roll of white unprinted sticker paper the factory tossed in the dumpster. This gave me the ability to create my own stickers by drawing on them with my set of Pentel rainbow colored felt tip markers. These stickers became the ultimate in transforming my belongings into one of a kind creations the other kids admired. I even made my own eight track tape labels that I'd apply over the existing cover art. At that time I'd mimic the style of my favorite artists, illustrator/Ad-man *Archie Boston and Artist Peter Max. Matter of fact, the only reason I bought the Pentel markers was because I really liked the illustration on the packaging which was created by Archie Boston.
Well, thanks to my friend and graphic artist, Meaghan McCall, I'm getting to relive my childhood all over again. She's the one who suggested I turn my cartoon logo into a sticker.
"Wow, really? OK. Yeah, that would be cool. I guess." Which is my typical response to friendly encouragement that I will be obligated act upon.
In spite of my reluctance to act on my own behalf I am forever grateful to have friends like Meaghan, who can see opportunities where I cannot and aren't shy about pointing them out. They nudge me forward to greater achievements even if at times they need to use a pitch fork to get me to move past my self-doubt. I'm also grateful for the fact that by agreeing with them I'm held accountable. I'd much rather follow through on their suggestion than dread bumping into them again and have to explain why I didn't. The benefits always far exceed the energy it takes to move forward with their suggestion.
And this case is no exception. I love my new "devil with good intentions" sticker and I've already received compliments on my newly adorned Moleskine sketchpad. (Scroll up to see photo). Once again proving that if it weren't for my friends faith in me to believe in, I doubt I'd do anything I'd be proud of. So thanks to all of you - for everything.
BTW, if you want to have some fun with stickers you can get a sheet of these in large or small sizes at Zazzle.com by clicking on this sentence. Now available in your choice of either a sheet of 20 small or 6 large, both only $4.95 ea. Keep this "well-intentioned" little devil as a constant reminder of your loving friend with pitch fork in hand giving you just the nudge you need to take the next step above and beyond.
To visit Archie Boston's official website click here.