I am soooooo uninspired to write this week.
Maybe it's the heat. Maybe it's the fact that Euge has been working non-stop. Maybe it's the lingering effects of last weekends debacles.
There are supposed to be rainstorms tonight. Maybe that will clear my head.
Beyond my inability to express myself here, I am also suffering a creative block at work. Of course, with work, I have years of experience designing crap - so I can pretty much fake it.
Or do busy work until something comes to me.
That's the good thing about Corporate America - there is always busy work.
It's also the good thing about having a 'creative' job. The ability to fake it until something genuine comes along. Of course exploiting the ability to fake it is completely antithetical to how one is supposed to think about being a creative.
I think of it as being akin to plastering a smile on your face when you are in a bad mood. Eventually the smile is contagious and your mood turns around. With design I can just keep throwing stuff together until something makes me go 'hmmm...'
Sometimes I visit other websites that are devoted to designers all getting together and collectively examining their design navels and I wonder what it is that I am missing. Or I laugh at how full of themselves they are. It's not brain surgery people! It's making pretty pictures!
I do usually have a concept. I mean, I am not a complete fake. For example, I was designing a brochure for a property in rural New Hampshire so I used quilting as a starting off point. Apropos, no? And I thought that the finished piece was very successful. Maybe next I'll do one with knitting as a starting off point. Hee.
In any case, this post is complete blather. I hoped that if I kept writing something interesting or funny would come to me. Hasn't happened has it?
And now it's time for me to go home.
Thanks for wasting your time with me.