I've been having some hard days at work recently. My studio had been broken into and some of my precious tools were stolen. It really feels like my privacy was violated and it is so unpleasant.
And (!!!) They trashed the place. The Bastards!!!
I'm also having some design challenges recently.. Nothing major, just this struggle to get an idea to become an object. I really dislike these moments of feeling like I have a great direction in my head and then when trying to turn it into a real object something gets confused and all muddled up.
I think it's to do with the fact that I find it quite easy to visualize shapes and ideas in my mind, almost to the finest details. Sometimes a quick idea comes blasting through my head, and I start day dreaming about it, imagining how it can actually be made and what materials it will be made of. I think about the shapes and colours, sometimes I even find technical solutions (or at least I think I do.. as it is after all in my imagination). It becomes so real to me when I think about it, that I now wonder if that is the actual problem..
I get to a point where a new idea to a project is so baked and done inside my head, that when I try to get it out to the real world suddenly a gap appears, and I now have to create these bridges between what was floating so perfectly in my brain and what is trying to come out to the real world and be a real physical object.
Whenever I feel like I hit a barrier I remind myself that Inspiration is The Answer. It can feel like procrastination, but really it's more like injecting fresh air into the body and the mind. Very valuable and fun too.
I don't have a comments section on this blog but I do wonder if any of you out there have the same struggles in getting ideas from your mind or your sketch book and turning it to a real thing..?!?!
All of the photos above were found on Instagram, and here are the credits (left to right, top to bottom):
@lanvinofficial, @cameramoda (Oh my those shoes!),
@valentina_jacks, @scandinavianfashions (Gigi in this amazing coat!)
@botanicaetcetera, @blaireadiebeeVerified, @accidentallywesanderson