A couple years ago my friend Matt Penner (an amazing painter among other things) started a company with his friend Damian called Native. To say their company has exploded would be an understatement, and I’ve learned a lot about how to grow Booooooom just by watching them. Anyways, I thought it would be fun to give away a pair of these Fitzsimmons coming out this fall. Who wants ‘em?
For some unexplained reason Google flagged our site as potentially harmful yesterday and probably gave several of you a scare. It was incredibly frustrating to see first hand the power that Google has to sewer a site’s reputation on the slightest suspicion. There was also no apology once they finally reviewed this site and saw nothing was wrong.
I want to assure you the site is safe, and we have never, and will never attempt to put malware on your computer.
I also want to mention that while advertising does allow me to keep this site running I will not do anything at the cost of you, the readers. I want this to be a site that I would enjoy browsing myself, I don’t want you to have to close pop-up ads to read content. I hope you will give me the benefit of the doubt and trust that I am making every decision with you in mind.
I also want to apologize to those who received several emails in a row yesterday. We updated our wordpress version and for whatever reason it started sending out email notifications about old posts. As much as I love having so many subscribers I chose to delete several thousand of you off the subscription list so you wouldn’t get bombarded with emails but sadly I couldn’t remove all of you before many emails were sent.
I want you all to know that I run this site because it’s fun for me. I’m not here to get rich, it’s not even about the art, I just love connecting with people. The minute this site becomes a place that isn’t fun for me or you I will shut it down. I hope I die before then.
Thank you all for supporting the site and allowing me to continue doing what I love everyday, I don’t take it for granted. This was one of the worst Mondays ever but it’s Tuesday now and it’s already a lot better.
PS – Huge thank you to my good friend Kyle, you were a huge help today (and everyday really).
I just dropped off two sets of our Booooooom x Poketo wallets to my buddy Zach at The Juice Truck (corner of Abbot St and Water St). The staff will be giving them away for FREE to people who ask, but you’d better be quick as there are only 8 of them! Say hi to the gang while you’re there and have a juice, you won’t regret it!