Here's what it said (I've cleaned up the language a bit):
The Creative Process
1. This is Awesome
2. This is Tricky
3. This is Terrible
4. I am Terrible
5. This Awesome
I wonder if anyone else goes through those five steps with every creative endeavor. I do. I did with this drawing. As a matter of fact, steps three and four dominated this drawing, and step five arrived only a couple days after I put the drawing aside for a few days. Maybe every artist goes these steps. Maybe every artist is supposed to go through these steps. In other words, "nothing ventured, nothing gained". Or, "no pain, no gain".
I didn't buy the t-shirt, because I virtually live with this quote every day already.