Dear Friends, Family and Stranger Readers:

This is a note to tell you that I’m going to be doing some weird stuff in the coming days. Just a little piece of information to keep in mind, in case you find yourself questioning my sanity at any point in the near future.

It’s not that I’m suddenly and randomly trying to come up with oddball ideas in pursuit of some specific agenda. Rather, I’ve finally decided to actually follow up with and experiment with a handful of the hundreds of ideas that have been bouncing—at an increasingly zealous rate—around in my head over the past few years. And there are a LOT of them.

To get to the point: I’m done with being too timid to do a little experiment for fear of being called crazy. No longer will I hesitate to pull the trigger on a project just because I’m not sure exactly how it will turn out. To quote one of my favorite thinkers, Seth Godin: I am fully aware that this might not work. And I’m okay with that.

“At some level, ‘this might not work’ is at the heart of all important projects, of everything new and worth doing… it is either a curse, something that you labor under, or it’s a blessing, a chance to fly and do work you never thought possible.” —Seth Godin

So if you see something I’m doing that doesn’t quite make sense or that seems whack, please do not panic. I am ok. I am not off my rocker. I’m just floating a few ideas to see what they might become. Some of them might seem quirky or cheeky or just plain weird. So, of course feel free to look away. Or if something you see interests you, maybe take a closer look.

A few things that might be coming down the pike in the coming weeks: products with backstories, the cashing in of my social media v-card, collaborative art projects, the “birth” of a new artist (a fictional composite persona with a LOT of strange ideas), and some random, unsolicited advice (just tips and tricks).

I am also aware of the fact that it is entirely possible that no one will even read this post. I am not what you would call a marketer. But since YOU have read all the way up to this point, let me say thank you for the privilege of your time.


—Kara Nelson