Laurie, 24 years old


I think my 80 year-old self would say to do what you want to do in your life because it’s short; and to be happy with what you’re doing.

I mean, I don’t know, I feel like in life, in our economy, no matter what, even if you’re doing what you wanna do, you have to do things that you don’t necessarily want to do because you have to make money. So if I could just do what I want to do and not worry about money, I’d probably just paint all day. I mean, I learn a lot by running a business and we make stuff all day long. So I like it. It’s good. It’s not like I’m doing something I totally don’t want to be doing. I want to be doing this. It’s not easy, but it’s getting better. And we’ve been here about a year. At first we both had other jobs, now we’re here full-time. It’s nice. We get to work together all day. Our studios are here too, so on our lunch break we get to go and do whatever we want in our studios. If it’s slow, we can go in there. We usually get here early. I think it’s good to be challenged in that way because then you have to work a little bit harder and really make time for what you wanna do.

Laurie, 24 years old
6604 San Pablo Avenue

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