I'm feeling a bit panicky at the moment. I have so many ideas and things that I want to do that I am finding it a bit overwhelming at times. I'm beginning to find that this is totally normal for designers and especially those that are just starting out. You may remember me mentioning that I gave up a really good teaching career to pursue my dream and as my (now) ex-colleagues go back to work I think reality is beginning to set in. I have made so much progress in the short time I have been doing this and everyone doing the Art and Business of Surface Pattern is so supportive, but still the doubts creep in. It really is a juggling act at the moment. I am trying to get to grips with all the social media that is available and make connections between them all (think my Blog is going well- you tell me!!!). I am entering lots of contests and building up a good portfolio on Behance (http://www.behance.net/Slumbermonkey) and Moyo (https://www.moyodirectory.com/slumbermonkey). I am also getting lots of excellent feedback on my designs. Actually when I read back what I've written and think about it, I am making progress. I think that I should really call the title of this blog, "Stop Being Hard on Yourself and Believe in What You are Doing" !!!
P.S A cheeky plug to vote for my design in new Front Row Society scarf competition, if you like it vote for me by clicking the "I Love It" button.
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