Doodling therapy

Yesterday was kind of a crappy day. Sometimes it's not easy being your own. Especially when being a people pleaser at the same time, turning yourself inside out to be as helpful and accommodating as possible, and getting nothing in return. It's amazing how quickly people get used to you going out of your way to cater to their needs and deliver more than they actually pay for, and just start expecting it.

Anyhow, waking up this morning I thought this would be such a wasted day, since I knew it would be hard to get anything work related done. Then I just decided to take the day off and not even try to do any client work. Instead I made some coffee, heated up some saffron buns (don't tell my kids that I already finished nearly half of the buns we made for December...), lit loads of candles and got my pens and sketch books out.

Three hours of sketching, doodling and hand lettering later and I feel like a new person. The creative juices are flowing again and I actually feel excited to work on some other creative projects of my own. Doodling therapy is the shit!

I'm writing this to make myself remember this next time I fall into a slump like that. Putting a pen to paper and let it draw whatever comes up will definitely reset your brain into being creative again.

Golden shoe procrastination

I'm working on a new branding project and just entered the second stage of the creative process, which is the "oh my god, I don't have any ideas, my head is blank" stage (preceded by the "woohoo, such a fun new project, let's do this!" stage, and followed by the "I am a fraud, I have to quit designing" stage) so naturally I spent the first hour (or two...) of the day googling for gold shoes. 

I have to to find the perfect pair of gold shoes. Can't stop thinking about it. So far, I've found a few candidates, but I'm not convinced any of them are THE ones. Also, not sure if I want laced shoe-shoes or sneakers (obviously I want both, but since I can't really afford one pair at this stage, until I finish this branding project at least, two pairs would really be a stretch).