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by Will Leather Goods Creative Team September 06, 2017

Welcome to Will Wednesday

“We are on to something progressive. The art of leather and textiles are ancient crafts that give me a sense of creativity, risk and journey. My journey is as simple as turning the corner and not knowing what will be there.”

-Will Adler

 

Dear Friends,

I have always appreciated working with my family. One of the main reasons is the abundance of creativity I am allowed to express and explore in order to accomplish my job. When I speak about creativity it can be anywhere from a movie, the opening credits of Game of Thrones, a poem, an inspiring moment, a photo in a magazine or recognizing beauty in the strangest places. I am so grateful to my father for opening creativity and inspiration to my daily life. Will Wednesday is where we will share the moments and pieces that inspire us.

My father and I are both trained theater actors. We treat every project and every opportunity we have and work as if it were an audition to get the part. When you audition you don’t just slightly memorize it and walk in the door. You give them a performance. You give the script a point of view. Acting has taught us to give everything we can to the slightest moment no matter what the future holds.

My brother in his work to solve problems in the business has taught me that just trying something out full force, even if it's not the right answer will give you another answer. I think that's the definition of creativity. Creativity is the moment when you make a choice that turns into action.

Look here every Wednesday for what's inspiring us in the world as well as some personal creativity we want to share with you.

 All my best,

Shane Adler

adler family 

Brent, Shane and Will Adler (Venice art show)

Art always brings people together. It starts a conversation. We often hold Art shows at our flagship store in Venice or art gallery in Detroit. It's great for the community and we love it so why not share it!

Will Wednesday stemmed from wanting a place to share our inspirations. 

 

Here is this week’s inspiration

Will shared this poem with me when I did my first play in New York City. He said it would bring me courage when I needed it most. It was a poem I would read before every performance or audition. We never spoke about it again until we opened our Venice Flagship location 10 years later and I know he gave it to me for the same reason.  It always reminded me that this was my moment- even if it was short- this was my moment to give everything I dared.

Mary T Oliver
The Journey
 
One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice--
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
each voice cried.
But you didn't stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do--
determined to save
the only life you could save.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Photo booth moment Will and Shane Adler circa 2007

This photo is from pre Will Leather Goods store days when Will was just my leather man dad and I was his budding actor/daughter. Will would visit me in LA and when I would have an audition we would get an ice cream together afterwards.  Having a treat after an audition was a must. We never knew if there was going to be another audition opportunity, so we lived for the moment after an audition when a treat seamed to stop time and we could be goofballs for just one more day!

 

"Ice cream is happiness." -Will Adler

Will Leather Goods Creative Team


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