In a Slump
I am facing the fact that I'm in a slump. It comes after show season and when the cumulative affect of long hours of show prep and the Northwest winter have taken their toll. Unlike my furry friend in this picture, I do not curl in my sofa and binge on junk food. It manifest more in the lack of creative inspiration.
The best antidote is bringing awareness to it and and to reminding myself that this is the natural reaction to weeks of long hours and deary weather. Denying that it exists only makes it worse. Secondly, I work on projects that require repetition and not a lot of creativity. I feel productive but not drained. It helps me recharge the creative part of my brain that works best when it is rested.
Just writing this has helped. I'm not ready to conquer a major showroom reset, but I feel better by simply admitting that I'm in a slump and that it too shall pass.