I’ve been trying to do some more personal design work and art lately. Just projects for fun…whatever I see in my mind when I close my eyes…you know, the things you think of right before you fall asleep (that’s my time, usually). I am planning to start sharing them on the blog. Some will probably be crappy, but I am just looking forward to making things on my own terms. It’s so easy to get burned out when you’re working full time at a design firm — you don’t get to pick the projects, they come to you — and with a deadline that you haven’t negotiated, whether it’s feasible or not (it’s not uncommon for me to have to churn out first rounds on 3-5 projects a day). Staying mentally fresh and creative while you’re firing off that many ideas is very tough. So I’ve decided it’s up to me to stay sharp and inspired — and I WANT to make things I enjoy creating, so that I have a constant reminder of why I love art and design.
It’s certainly been a struggle to get started on that though. The first step to beginning any new endeavor is always to just grab the first rung and start climbing (and don’t look down). Generally, once you get some momentum going, you’ll find you can keep up — and want to. I’m trying to tell myself that when it comes to exercising frequently (which has been a sloooooooow climb, let me tell you).
We can all get there though. Happy Friday!
( design by me )