I thought I had it all figured out.
This is a photo of what was supposed to be my new studio space where I would do design and screenprinting in collaboration with a local business. I was filled with optimism, excitement, and what I thought was clarity this summer.
Courses this Fall were supposed to help me develop this practice of design and business. I didn't realize I would have to do some soul searching too.
Had I kept busy with jobs, lists, comissions, etc, I would likely still be plugging away and burned out. But- Craig made us stop and think.
I guess what I've decided is that I have more to contribute than printing logos etc. Although, I felt like I had found a way to be creative and make money, it wasn't fulfilling a serious need.
The drawing and bit of painting that I've started has me feeling more engaged and aware than I've felt in a long time. It feels meaningful, worthwhile and like me.