On Fridays at 5pm I am particularly benevolent.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
What do you do when you lose your creative thread? Do you stop and take a breather? Do you reevaluate? I feel like my creative energy is my life force, when it wains I'm left without much breath to take a breather.
Luckily years at fancy art school, and then years at job-job and various other 'live or die' gigs have taught me that sometimes a dip in creativity is flat out not an option. I've learned that for me, the best thing when I'm just not feeling it is to do something else. As long as I'm being creative, the dip will usually right itself of its own accord.
This week I've been working on some new layouts, new texture maps and new life paths. Did you know we're staring down the barrel at 11 weeks 'til Christmas? I can't quite think about it with my full brain, because it's hard for me to think about snow. Who wants snow?! If you say you do I'm using my favorite modified GLEE phrase of all time. "Snow!?! KILL YOURSELF!"
Incidentally you're looking at barrettes I've been crocheting for one of my favorite fans, albeit one of my littlest.
I'm counting down the holidays by being more resourceful and more Little Woman-like' than I've had the leisure to do as of late. Nicest side effect, other than having some cutesy barrettes ready to wrap, is that I'm itching to get back to my other gigs, the ones that require my 2D skills ;)
What do you do to get back your 'creative mojo' when you feel it packing for holiday?
Friday, October 08, 2010
When I was a kid. I adored this funny book about a mouse who is trying to get home or to his grandmothers, it's a bit of a haze. He starts by driving, and then the tires get worn down. So he takes his bike out and rides his bike and then the tires get worn down, then he gets out his skates and tries to skate there - but you guessed it, the wheels get worn down. Finally, he sets out walking.
THEN HIS FEET GET WORN DOWN SO HE TAKES THEM OFF TOO!
Man, what a gem. If anyone knows what that book was called, 100 points and a hug. I'd love to have it here in my library of books for people under eight. I remember it being skinny and paperback and full of other ridiculous stories about this mouse. The illustrations were tiny and detailed and oh man, I hope someone knows what I'm talking about.
As a kid, when I used to dream about the best way of travel, and when I dream now of the best way to travel, I always dream of the sea.
Here are a few quick sketches (like 5 minutes worth) of transportation ideas this morning.
I'm going to refine them and put them up again here at She Sure is Sketchy, later this week.
As with everything I do lately, they scream surface design to me.
Happy FRIDAY!!!! WOOT!