I am finding, as I near the end of school, a struggle to find ideas and enthusiasm for my final projects. The machinations of my creativity have, of late, ground to a slow and laborious cadence, threatening to drop with the finish line in sight and surcease the necessary impetus that will carry me through to the end. In short, I am burned out. To that end, I find it necessary more and more to rely on magazines, people, and the internet to help me find the necessary resources to draw upon to finish the work ahead and move from a academic environment to a professional one.
One thing I have recently taken a closer look at is a chart sent to me by my wife, Carlene, which if nothing else has supplied me with new websites to supply additional spark to the engines of my creativity. The chart is from blog.smartpress.com and I find that it does help. One thing I would like more of is a stronger connection to a design community and have the option to sit and share thoughts on design as well as sharing sites and printed matter I have found. My wife often sends me links to designers and artists she thinks I would like and I try to do likewise with others. This community of sharing is not something I have done too often in the past but is something I am trying to do more often.
Simply put, I wanted to write on the importance of taking inspiration in whatever form comes and always looking for new sources that can help one move on to the next project.