I’ve recently crawled out of what seems like the longest art-block in my life, which has been going on since I completed my Advent Hal-endar project, and while I tried to do a lettering piece here and there I always fall back into the crippling fear of not being able to meet my ideal standards. I joked with one of my close-friends how it seems like I was trapped in a vicious cycle because of my pride and perfectionism, and yet I still kept trying.
On Friday night I attended a talk by Gavin Strange on ‘Graft, Craft & Being Daft’ at the Birmingham Design Festival. It was mind-blowing. If I had just 5% of his enthuisiasm in creating, I would die happy. His burst of energy was infectious and I made a promise to myself to never give up on myself again.
So I took pen to paper (well, pen-paper-then-photoshop) to create this little diagram of what I’ve been trapped in, in the hopes that I’m not alone in this matter and also as a first step to bringing back the passion I once had.