I don't know about you, but I haven't stopped thinking about work since I started 5 to 6 years ago. Most of the time I am either doing work (creative and administrative) or trying to generate more work. All day, everyday, weekends included. And it's been about that long since I had a holiday. Weekends away included. So I think it's high time I took a breather and disconnected that part of my brain.
For the next 2-3 months I'm going to put the design and illustration biz on the backburner and do lots of other healthy, normal things. Like learning to drive before I hit 30 (only two years away). There will be lots of other things going on in my personal life that perhaps my family would prefer I didn't post all over the internet (no doubt I will later on anyway).
But it won't be all sleep-ins till lunchtime and the DVD store on speed dial. No no, in true Virgo style I've already started a list. A schedule. A game plan. If I had to chose to do only one thing in the world it would be illustration. I have pencils, pens, paints, paper, silk screens and other goodies galore, and it's about time I got to use them regularly. I'm writing a big long list of things I want to try, experiment and practice.
Make Something Cool Everyday. A project that has had legs on the internet since 2006 from what I can gather (although the original brainchild of this initiative is still a mystery to me...). Much like the 365 Projects on Flickr - all you have to do is make something, anything (preferably cool) each and every day. Easy. Well, probably not. Keep an eye on my twitter account and I'm sure there will be diatribes of 140 characters against this whimsical idea before too long. I'll need a theme or word etc to kickstart my brain each day...perhaps I'll blindly point into a dictionary Dada style?
Hell, while I'm at it, why don't I do 365 as well? It will give me a reason to wear something other than trackies and slippers each day. And brush my hair. I did something in the same vein some time ago, Daily Booth. It was quite fun. So yes, let's add that to the list too.
And while I'm at it, I'm going to start on the new suit of cards for the Tarot Deck.