My next design in the making are Alarm Clock Earrings. (I'll probably be releasing these sometime next month.) I'm starting to notice that my design ideas never have been very abstract. I just think there are so many adorable "things" already out there to try and create in smaller sizes, so I can wear them around my neck and in my earlobes, ya know?
I also like alarm clocks because they have that "industrial edge" like robots, with all the screws and cogs. I love giving an industrial design an emotion, such as Chandler bots with a human element, the heart. Just making these alarm clocks bite size will give them that sentimental touch, I believe. We'll see when I'm all finished.
I'm so lucky to be able to work on Chandler the Robot Projects even when I'm away from home. Here in L.A, although there have been many thrills and much enjoyment, there is still that part of the experience that makes it a little hard to sleep at night. I have constantly been experiencing slight anxiety and pressure, because I'm trying to help Dia write great songs. I'm trying to help her put out a great record, and we only have another week or two to do it. She says that she used to have all the pressure, and now that we have a little song-writing factory with her belting out lyrics in her bedroom, and me with my headphones and garage band in the living room, half of the pressure is on me. Yay, me. It's not like I haven't felt the pressure of finishing a record in due time before.
An amazing phenomenon happened to me just a few days ago. I once had a dear friend tell me that in each of us humans there is an "adult side" and a "child side". A lot of the time the "child side" takes the reighns and we begin whining and complaining, etc…
While I felt my "child side" take over as I lay in bed one night tossing and turning with a thousand chord progressions and melodies zinging together like a pinball machine in my head, finally, FINALLY the adult woman in me took center stage. She didn't speak to me. I just felt this calm certainty, that everything would be o.k. and I slept like a feakin' baby! She's appeared quite a few times since then. I think it helps to constantly look at the bigger picture, and remember how incredible your life REALLY is.
What has made you "alarmed" lately and how do you comfort yourself?