Like many of you, I find that the business aspects of my work can take over my creative explorations if I am not careful with my time. I always manage to get my client work complete and turned in on time, but that is not the creative work that I am talking about. The creative work that seems to get pushed aside is the “me time.” The time that I spend exploring new techniques, trying new layout styles and just “playing.” But these creative explorations are so important, even essential to being a thriving artist because they allow us to bring our vision to life. You know when you wake up in the middle of the night with an awesome pattern idea, or when you see an interesting shadow or texture and are struck with an idea for your next collection. Yeah..those are visions that I am talking about.
Without the proper creative explorations those ideas and visions fall flat, which is an extremely frustrating experience for any designer. No matter what you do, the final product falls short of your vision. Before long you start doubting your work, trying to hard to make something happen, and lose interest in the entire project. It doesn’t have to be this way.
In our FREE 5-Day Design Shake Up I’m sharing the exercises and practices I use to stay creative. Even when life is hectic and busy with work, children, errands and all the rest, the creative habits and techniques I’m sharing keep me inspired and creative. I know they will do the same for you!
Here’s how the 5-Day Design Shake Up works:
After registering here, you’ll get instant access to your free Pattern Observer Inspiration Guide. This guide is filled with over 50 design prompts and inspiration resources so you can break out of your design rut today!
The first design challenge will be sent out the following day and a new design challenge will be sent out everyday for the next four days.
Design Challenges are delivered via downloadable audio files with transcripts provided.
You are encouraged to share your work on Instagram using the hashtags #patternobserver and #patternobservershakeup