Stasienko shares the story behind the shirt’s design:
“I received a piece of advice from an artist friend / mentor and ever since it was told to me, it’s been a sort of mantra for me whenever I feel overwhelmed. It was early June, I sat in his studio for one of our monthly meetups for long conversation and advice on my work. He had some overly-caffeinated tea from a farmer in China, but he didn’t have any way to brew it correctly. So, we were chatting and waiting for the herbs to settle on the bottom of our glasses so we didn’t accidentally drink them. I was talking about how I was stressed because I didn’t know if I wanted to go to school for painting or for something else. I was fresh out of high school and freaked the hell out. I told him this and he then asked what my gut said to do. After a long pause, I told him that my gut said for me to go for painting. He then laughed and looked at me and said, “See! You just have got to go through life without a head. Go with your gut. Go with your intuition. Don’t question that. Then, life is easy.” It’s so simple, but it stuck with me. I’m going through life totally decapitated at this point, but it feels right. I’ve got a lot of gratitude for those conversations.”
Ships in 2-3 days.