New Habits Die Fast and Hard
A slight change in Routine can turn ones snow globe upside down in a heart beat and give it an almighty shake. That's what's happened to me of late and consequently been a lull in productivity, creativity and to some extent; happiness.
Those were the words that sprung to mind a couple of weeks ago, one particularly monotonous Tuesday evening. In those two weeks, I've started to find my muse and have been creating again.
With client work put on hold while I focus on a temporary venture, I find it incredibly hard to motivate myself to do something for me. Without the deadlines (or pot if gold at the end of the tunnel) it can be hard to push oneself. But one should never force creativity otherwise you may find that it becomes a chore and you lose those creative juices. That said, like a good source of fibre, you need to keep yourself regular.
Lately I've been working on my Lettering skills. Personally I haven't seen a massive demand for it but it's something I've always had an interest in. Besides, I'd rather have motivational posters that inspire me rather than rainbow lovers, cat fans or Game of Throne memes. I'm sure they all apply to me anyway. Well, more dog lover at least.
Lettering can be done anywhere: on a bus, at work on a call or on the side of a toilet door with the moniker El Burro; looking for a bear. There’s no need for having the latest tech or reading up on a new alphabet - it's all there to be interpreted and regurgitated in your own style. Unless you're emulating.
More and more people are getting into type - and rightly so - it's about time! However, it is a Craft and it takes time to learn. Despite what some people may think, typography and lettering is different as design is to developing. Depends on the person though, right?
Anyways, while my lettering improves, my writing fades. Kind of emphasises my point on being consistent, Regular and honing your craft.
Waffling over. Time to reacquaint myself with my dusty journal and upload this nonsense for the world to see. Forget the World Cup - this is what it’s all about: letters. Count ’em.