Adé Hogue


A Project I'm Passionate About.

Letter On Me (Left), Quotes on Shit (Right)

Recently, I started a new personal, passion project in which I letter on objects that people send me. Turns out, it’s not the most original idea and there were a few people that beat me to the punch, but I thought it would be fun to try something new, and see what I was capable of! 

Well, in my first Instagram post for this project, I actually tagged the creators of those two other projects. A funny thing happened after that... Jessica (freaking) Walsh reached out to me through my site! I might have freaked out a bit. I actually didn’t believe it at first. I thought that maybe it was a friend of mine just messing with me. Well, it was actually her!

So what was the message all about? It was about me possibly becoming a contributor to Quotes on Shit. Wow. Two of the most famous and talented designers out there wanted me to participate in their project! To say I was honored would be an understatement. After a couple of email exchanges the idea really excited me! There was only one little catch, I would have to put my project on the back burner for a bit. They felt that, in order to avoid confusion, I shouldn't work on both projects simultaneously. VERY valid point, and I do agree with the fact that it could cause confusion. But this meant I would have to take this project I just started and discontinue it for a bit. That really scared me. I took the entire day to think about it. I thought about what it would mean to be apart of some potentially HUGE! The projects and opportunities it would lead to. I also thought about what it would mean to stop working on something that's my own. The things I would learn, and the experience I would gain by doing it on my own.

I asked a few people to get their opinions, but I think I already knew what my answer was going to be. I had to focus on my project. I was just getting started with it, I couldn't stop it, even for a little bit! So I wrote the email. I left the window open for a few hours, making sure it's what I wanted to do. I kept thinking, "I might really kick myself in the ass for this." Maybe I will. Maybe I won't. For now, I'm just going with what I feel is right.

Hopefully, some of y'all reading this agree with the route I took. If so, I'd love to hear from you! Sometimes, all you need is for someone to tell you that made the right decision, even after you've made it, and there's nothing you can even do about it anymore.

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