Starting to think that the amount of time I’m spending on not overthinking is becoming unsustainable. Soooooo not how that’s supposed to be working! Not thinking too much is the whole point and I’ve been thinking a LOT about these as I work on them.
Gonna keep doing them anyway because the time I’m spending is teaching me a few things…
…primarily that all the assumptions I’ve made about how “easy” digital collage is were wrong — I feel very put in my place right now! Here I was walking around feeling all smug and superior because I can very precisely cut tiny things out of paper and figure out how to make them work using only the materials I had, no resizing or color correcting allowed.
More options = more decisions and having too many options is always my creative downfall. I need to not think or I get all up in my head and start questioning how to move forward.
So I’m spending way too much fucking time on these dailies.
And one thing I’ll soon have way less of is time.
The tail end of this 100 day project is gonna overlap with some Big Life Changes so I’m gonna be all:
and also relying heavily on making quiet, not-public work to process everything.
ButI knew this year was gonna be like this and so I planned for it, bought the ticket and am now taking the ride.
Any other time I’ve tried to complete the 100 day project when I’d missed a few days I’d freak out and decide I’d failed and despite my attempts to get back on track I’d generally just lose all motivation to keep going because I’m a creative perfectionist and completionist.
Not so this time! I decided to skip March 10 through March 12 because I was traveling and let myself be ok with it. I think the key to not getting fucked up by this was being aware of the pattern ahead of time and adjusting the plan accordingly.
It took a little effort to get restarted, though, and that’s when things started getting weird.
Did I finally manage to stop overthinking?
Yep. That’s definitely what happened here.