A nice Weekend... and my Musings
I am officially way to sleepy to blog coherently, plus my laptop is slightly on the fritz so I don't even know what's going on. Basically I've been working my butt off and trying to keep from losing my sanity. Over the summer I'm staying with some old family friends, and one of them is the rudest most ill mannered creature I have ever come across. It's really frustrating because he's also the only one that can give me a ride to work everyday, and I would really like to slap him upside his head but I can't...yet.
Work really isn't much better as there's this girl that is totally pushing my buttons. Some weeks ago, we got into an argument and she started pushing me which was completely unacceptable, and the only reason I didn't hit her back was because she's my superior at work, which really left me shaking with anger because I was so furious. I don't have to work there much longer, but every time I see her, I wish I had slapped her (even though it would probably have gotten me fired) because nobody pushes me around, N-O-B-O-D-Y. I would have beat that bitch to the ground if I didn't think I'd lose my job (and the associated money) with it. Seriously, how dare she???? I'm not going to resort to namecalling, but honestly I could throw her off Earth right now.
In other news, someone suggested that I change the name of my t-shirt company from Barcelagos (BAR-SEH-LAY-GOSS) to Barcelago (BAR-SEH-LAH-GO) because it's easier to say, and (in all honesty) it sounds Italian. Now I am not big on the second reason as I am all about promoting the Nigerian roots of my brand, and I don't understand why Africans are always trying to over-associate themselves with whiteness in order to feel better about themselves (case in point, the someone that mentioned this owns a website that they are running in such a way as to appear that the owners/administrators of the website are white, because he thinks that being white is a classier image to portray, when in reality they are quite black and Nigerian for that matter), BUT they have a point. Barcelago is EASIER to say, even though Barcelagos might have grown on some of you as it has on me.
To test this theory in my sketches and samples for my next collection I've been putting Barcelago instead of Barcelagos to see what the response will be. Also, I'm pleased and proud to announce that I have chosen three noble and magnificent creatures to represent my clothing line because of the qualities that they embody. I have chosen the Zebra because it stands out in a crowd, its distinctive stripes are beautiful to me and its combination of black and white represent universality to me because those are the poles of humanity; human beings come in every shade and hue from Black to White. The Unicorn I selected for its terrible beauty. Its pristine, wide-eyed innocence belies the incredible power in its single horn. I love that this is a mythical creature, and fashion has always flirted with the mythical and played upon fantasy. And finally, I chose the Giraffe; for its awkward grace, for its oblivion to all that goes on below it. Giraffes do not concern themselves with the doings of Deer, because deer dwell on a much lower plane than the Giraffe can deign to lower its head. I adore these creatures and in them I see strength and pride, and grace, and loving, stunning design. I believe that God built them for beauty.
I have a sample image here so please let me know what you think.
Sleepy as fuck, going to bed. Night night..