Last week, I woke up with a totally inappropriate image in my mind.
I’m Jewish by birth and by culture. I do not practice any religion. I frequently attend Quaker Meeting because it’s a chance to meditate with a group for an hour. No sermons, no songs. Just meditating and the occasional spoken insight by a meditator.
Then I woke up with this:
I sent the image to a friend. She suggested that I should do the equal opportunity t-shirt.
So, I built WithHim and WithHer shops, both at CafePress and Zazzle. I thought the arrows should be on the back of the shirts so, they wouldn’t appear to point at the face of the wearer. My husband thought the symbol was phallic and definitely should be on the back. Zazzle doesn’t offer that option. I prefer the textures of the shirts at Zazzle, but the lack of a print-on-back option is a drawback. Nevertheless, both shirts are available at both shops.
This design does belong on the front of the shirt. It’s silly, so it may as well be phallic, too.
Now comes the next problem – how do I reach the audience who might buy these t-shirts? I don’t hang out with the personalities who would wear any of them.
I've never questioned the story ideas that come to me -- I enjoy writing the stories. It was fun to create these graphics -- but I have no idea why this image came to me.