I feel like a different person after having taken (more or less) four days away from the email deluge to spend working on a very exciting design opportunity to which I simply haven’t had time to pay attention.
It amazes me how taking charge of a situation (no time to design) by changing the rules (stop answering emails) somehow carved out exactly the space I’ve been desperate to find. The change wasn’t big, but it had big effects. It’s been so long since I’ve just played around with design ideas, I was afraid I’d battle. But it was fantastic. I opened the floodgates and ideas poured out, and even spread sideways, with my blog and logo getting a bit of a shakeup too.
I suppose it’s all about changing the way you do things by cutting other things out. Kind of like I did on Friday while removing the vinyl around some stickers I’d had made. I stuck the negative space onto some of my fabrics, and suddenly, a whole new design appeared.
Must try to remember this lesson: cut things out and other things will appear.