Today I realized I haven’t written a blog article in five months. It’s not due to laziness.
Creativity is a delicate practice, and an unrelenting one. If you work at it every day, you will eventually reach a point where something comes for you every day, whether you’re ready for it or not. It sounds like every creative professional’s dream come true, but it does have a unique set of challenges. Remembering to eat, running errands, housework, paperwork, many every day necessities take second tier. And one can only keep that up for a limited time before the maintenance of living becomes cumbersome.
In May, my husband and I started a new chapter in our lives—indie publishing. I have always known that creative pursuits take time, energy, focus, and patience. This new endeavor is no different. As he works to develop his world and further enhance his stories, I have taken on new roles, too.
I’m functioning as his primary marketing coordinator and graphic designer. I’ve been working on his book covers, social media graphics, website, and photography. I have also worked with many bloggers, reviewers, and media contacts to keep gaining visibility for his books. In the midst of all this, I haven’t made time for mandala art. But I haven’t given up on that, either.
These past few months, I’ll have to admit, writing blog articles became second-tier. I still feel like supporting creativity is my main purpose. I’ve made new friends and found new resources. The publishing efforts have reached a comfortable rhythm, and I have so many new experiences to share with you. Upcoming Kreative Joose articles will feature more resources and helpful techniques for designers, writers, and artists. Hang with me and stay tuned!
I'm a freelance graphic designer with 15 years of experience. I work from home full-time, with two boys, three dogs, and one miraculous husband. Inspiration comes from everywhere.