Monster Michigan

Detroit, Michigan · 9 Sales


Monster Michigan

Detroit, Michigan 9 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Holly on Nov 24, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Can't wait to give these as Xmas presents! Great seller and fast shipping! I will definitely be back! :)


Holly on Nov 24, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Such a cool piece!! Great seller! Super fast shipping! Highly recommended!!!


My mind said be an artist, and my hands have never known different.

There are so many moments in our lives that lead us to who we are supposed to be. My most recent "Ah Ha!" moment was at my collage graduation. I was on the precipice of adolescence and adulthood, about to be flung into the brave new world. If I was going to survive there seemed only two options:

1) Go corporate, find a salary position at an office for a business that may or may not inspire me and push my art career off into the hours of the afternoon on those days when I came home with enough energy to actually work with it (Clearly, I made this option look as undesirably bleak as possible on purpose)

2) Find a job that would support me just enough to be able to do art full time until I made it, in whatever capacity, as an artist.

Sitting in the mass of what had to be thousands of chairs in Eastern Michigan's convocation center, among all the successful biologists, teachers, non- profit activists, I was feeling insignificant in what MY four years at Eastern as a creative writing student could bring to the world. But then by some magic of fate, someone stepped on stage whose words would forever affect my life.

My graduation speaker was Scott Reynolds, staff writer of the popular television series Dexter. Scott detailed for us how after leaving Eastern he moved to California and struggled to become the writer he is today. Struggled until he landed a job working for Showtime. His story is one of a man who went for his dreams, even though they often seemed far-fetched and out of reach. Even when he was surrounded by thousands of other chairs all following similar paths. That's when I knew in my heart that I would follow path #2.

Etsy for me, has been an outlet, a place to experiment, a place to be a part (however small) of an amazing community of people that inspire me everyday like Scott Reynolds to follow my dreams.


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