I am up to my eyeballs in projects right now, and this afternoon as I was trying to will the creative juices to flow, I found myself recalling an interview I read a couple of years ago. Laura Cameron, an Australian textile designer, was talking about her approach to creating. She said something that struck such a chord with me I had to print it out and pin it to my bulletin board.
“Don’t get stuck on trying to make the single most fantastic design or artwork, just try lots of different things and put it out there. It’s so easy to get stuck, you have to keep the momentum going, and you’ll only ever improve on your last piece. Sometimes I feel that you have to get the crap ideas “out” before the good ones come along.”
Let's just say I spent some time today getting the crap ideas out of the way. But I'm okay with that. It's all part of the process. Time spent creating is time well spent, no matter how the final product turns out.