Last night I was out at a bar celebrating my friend’s birthday (and by the way, happy birthday, Abbey!) and I was talking to my friend Anne, and her friend Nathan, and both of them are really design-y, and we started talking about motivation and inspiration and all the really artsy crap artists talk about. (And I mean that in the nicest way.)
I mean personally, and I’m paraphrasing Anne too, I find personal motivation really hard, because I feel like if it’s not for a boss or for a professor, there’s no one waiting for it, and no one to tell you off if it’s late. Only your own personal motivation, and I’m a little ADD, and just find everything interesting, so my motivation is really low.
But Nathan said some really inspiring things, something along the lines of: It’s better motivation to not have anyone wait for, grade and judge it, because it’s all for you, and you can write or doodle anything you want! It can be horribly bad or really simple, but as long as you’re creative and keep with it, it might become something amazing and good later on.
Well, I mean, that’s what I got out of it. I actually found it really inspiring, and after this weekend, I’m going to try to come up with a schedule to keep to, creative-thinking-wise, whether it be writing (I’m looking at you, Jade!) or doodling or designing. Anyway.
While Nathan was talking, he mentioned a Tumblr called The Daily Doodles and I checked it out, and again, I find it fascinating and really inspiring. I really love it when people do these simple things, like doodle and come up with a story for it, but when you look back, it became this huge project while you weren’t looking. I love it. Check it out! I won’t pull a doodle, but I’ll take a screenshot of the tumblr for you to look at:
The pug is adorable! And I am simply in love with the moon. Expect this blog to be updated more often! Woohoo!
(I don’t know if Nathan’s speech came out as inspiring as it was to me; my memory is notoriously horrible.)