Holy shitballs...it finally happened. The Indigo Tribe has its very own grownass website, a logo, and I am officially writing the first blog post. This has been a VERRRY long time coming, to say I'm nervous/excited/proud/pooping my pants would be an understatement.
To begin, a little stream of consciousness babbling to get y'all up to speed:
I moved to Los Angeles in the Summer of 2015 (originally from Chicago), and knew exactly one other human being in the entire city. One person in a city of, oh...13 million give or take. No big whoop. Even worse? When that friend told me 2 weeks later that he was moving to Texas. *Gulp* Ummm...excuse me? I have no friends in fricking LA. No studio execs have hit me up to be the ingenue in their next film, my wacky girl with gay BFF wingman in the big city fantasy destroyed...Now what the eff?!
So, scared shitless, I threw myself into setting up a home in my new SUPER teeny little loft in Downtown Los Angeles. I was cramming all my big ass furniture into one room the size of some suburbanites bedrooms, and I was bugging out.
I did decide early on that I wanted to create a space that was filled with things that I had made, since I've always had my hands in some sort of creative or artistic pursuit...doing my best not to IKEA-fy my tiny abode wasn't easy but it started to come together and I was into it. LA was hot as eff so I wasn't into doing many outdoor activities, so I "lofted" (like nesting but more urban).
In September of 2015, a ladylove of mine came to stay with me from New York while she attended some meetings with studio bigwigs (call me!). She was the first "outsider" I'd had over to my place and she was super gushy and sweet about all of the things I had created. She even told me she wanted to commission me to make a few things for her employees. Then she said something that changed the trajectory of my life: "You should, like, sell some of this on etsy or something. People pay a shit ton of money for this at the hipster store in Greenpoint!"
I laughed it off at the time, but a baby seed was planted. I had the idea that maybe I could create a little etsy site and have an artsy side hustle while I waited for new friends, a hot boyfriend, and fabulous Saturday night plans to miraculously manifest. I went to etsy, and the first thing they asked was the name of my business.
Hmmm. Shit. Hadn't thought about that. Think fast.
I took about 30 seconds to contemplate (thinking this was kind of silly anyways), then typed in The Indigo Tribe since lots of my work revolved around the magical plant I was using to dye everything I could get my little blue hands on. I finished the setup for the site, and went live with a smile, wondering if anyone would ever even see this little store of mine.
To Be Continued...
i am beckee.
Lover, Writer, Artist, Curser, Creator, Moonchild, LA Dweller, and Star Gazer on a Quest to Find the Beauty and Love in Everything