3.23.2010

balancing act.


In a brief, but emergency state of loneliness last week, I recognized I had the impulse to pull out my laptop and work on my UNO card redesign instead of clamoring for human interaction.

Design is a good friend to have. It doesn't make you vulnerable the way relationships do. It always yields visible results based on your effort, sensitivity, and skill. And it always needs you because there is perpetually something more you could do to make it better.

But there are those times when design feels like it's rejecting you: when a trusted design authority looks you in the eyes and tells you just didn't hack it; when a project just isn't gelling regardless of the hours you've put in; when you feel no sense of personal satisfaction despite the praise/encouragement of others. In these moments, I only want to be held by human arms and appreciated for anything but my artistic sensibilities.

There must be a balance I can strike...

3 comments:

Annie said...

Here's how you strike the balance:

CALL ME NEXT TIME!

(If you want!)

Love you, Laura.

laura said...

love you! i know, annie. i'll have to give you the details of this specific situation later. (of course i want!)

AEJones said...

Love the designs. Very cool thinking.