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The flow of ideas – or how to be productive when lazy

The flow of ideas – or how to be productive when lazy

Often I have a really great idea but it flounders at the execution stage. It’s as if once the idea has been mapped out as a draft my creative self considers the need for the idea met. The result is a plethora of half born creations. I look at these and feel a bit guilty…all that thinking gone to waste.

Then there are times when I’m just messing around, trying to figure out techniques and the result is a complete illustration which can be rolled out as a finished design. Happy little accidents I call these. This week I had two of them.

Delighted that I was so very productive, I thought I would try to finish one of my other little projects. Not sure why that seemed more like work but there you are. I’m fickle. In the absence of other finished projects go check out my happy little accident here.

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New Shop, New Designs

New Shop, New Designs

I started this year with a bang. Or so I thought. By the time New Year rolled around I had 5 new designs and plenty of new ideas for the shop. Unfortunately my Zazzle shop doesn’t seem to have the same sense of urgency. A week after I added all my new products nothing has happened. I’ve tried to be patient. I even sent a nicely worded email to their support team. But I have ants in my pants and want my designs up yesterday. So what does any frustrated designer do when faced with shop failure? Start a new shop of course. I haven’t moved all the old designs across yet but some of the new designs are now available on RedBubble.

The range I’m most excited about is the Sty Wars range – a piggy parody on an old favourite. Go have a look and leave a comment if you like the work.

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