By Wesley Riddle
As I look back at whats happened in the last week I’m surprised I’m alive! Not to be too over-dramatic, but it has been a whirlwind of emotions. They tell you as an artist to be prepared to fail and that you are going to hear “no” a lot. For me this whole campaign started for me with an emphatic “No.”, and even having prepared myself all my life for that word this one took me a moment to shake.
It was about mid set-up for the launch party that it struck me, “why are you lingering on that one no?” I took a deep breath and looked around, there were people helping us set up that I didn’t even know. We received contributions to the party from Tito’s Vodka and Buddha’s Brew Kombucha, a couple of our volunteers even brought cupcakes!
In that moment I knew I was being silly, that I had let one “no” be equal to countless “YES!”, and with another breath I released the “no” and celebrated the rest of the party!
Which, was a huge success (if I do say so myself)! I still can’t believe the generosity of Buddha’s Brew Kombucha and Tito’s Vodka, or how good they taste together. Juliet Buck’s set was killer!
She had a great acoustic version of Grey Eyes.
By the end of the night we had 22% of our goal!
As I type this we are nearing 50%, and this is still the first week. I feel like I should just write THANK YOU until my hands fall off, but I won’t. I will however say to all that have contributed and followed, and all who might. Thank you. I see you. I love you.
If you'd like to join us, you still have time: www.seedandspark.com/fund/and-breathe.