Keeping momentum

Two weeks after finishing Design Garden’s course I started to work on a new clipart set.

I turned 42 yesterday. I told Sabina I would give myself the gift of the Trends Workshop. Here’s where my most annoying personality flaw kicks in: I know it will be a good course, I know it’s expensive, I know it requires double the work than the foundation course but most of all I know that the results will be awesome. However, I’m hesitant because I seem to live in perpetual state of uncertainty. My other business is constantly on stand-by. I never know when I’ll get a flood of work. Right now for instance, two web design projects are in the proposal stage. They might happen or not but if I wait, March will rush by and knowing myself, keeping momentum  with the drawings will be a challenge.

Thus I can’t make a decision.  I have this habit of always waiting “until the right moment”. To say it’s counterproductive is an understatement.

I don’t want to write too much about  why I’m drawing and creating cliparts, suffice to say that I want to become quite good at it and slowly create a body of work that I’m proud of. Websites don’t really count as a body of work, they are not timeless. A beautiful design today, might be completely useless tomorrow because of the ever-changing landscape of devices, features and overall the nature of the internet.

I guess I’m trying to justify launching myself into the madness and believe I can do this.

By Luisa Fernanda

Artist, Illustrator, Cruelty-Free Advocate. Notion Geek.