on being creative all the time
The life of a designer is one I wouldn't trade for anything. It allows me to try new things, be creative every day, and do what I love to do. Sometimes though, no matter how hard you try, the artistic juices get clogged somewhere along the way to your brain.
The truth is, it's hard to be creative all the time. Sometimes you just want to push everything aside, wish away the constant train of thought, and do absolutely nothing.
I have "off" days, and that's okay. They tell me that I'm trying to do too much at once and that if I just chill out for a while, that creativity will come flowing back. Everybody has "off" days. Sometimes there is simply no time or will to dedicate an entire afternoon to using your reserve tank of originality fuel.
I've learned that pushing through the fog just to make somebody else happy never turns out for the best. The final creation is shoddy... the opposite of how I want to portray myself. Design is an expression of yourself, regardless of if you are creating for somebody else or not. Nobody can rush you into completing something if your heart is not in it because even though they might think it's finished, you will always feel like it's incomplete.
I don't know the point of this blog post... I just had to let my thoughts out today.