Yesterday morning I was on the verge of some existential creative crisis, wondering why I started on this printable project, should I be doing something else with my time, was I being true to my creative voice, why do I suddenly hate this project so much, what was it I thought I should be doing instead, and on and on, ready to fall into the abyss.
Being creative for a living is fun, no?
But shortly before I belly-flopped into a pool of self-pity and loathing for my creative talents, I received an email from someone on Etsy, wondering if I could whip up some wedding notecards for her using a monogram that she would send me. Like ASAP.
Um, not what I really do. I thought about emailing back and politely explaining, “Not my thing, but thanks for the offer.”
And then I thought, “Why the hell not?
If I said no, all I was going to do was go back to hating my life today, so why not do this instead? It’s a quick and simple project, and maybe just what I need to reset my happy meter.
It turned out to be a great little exercise for me, because I also learned something about my design process when it comes to custom work. I have this weird tendency to over design, like I need to add more crap so folks feel they’re getting the most for their design $$ or something. For example:
Lesson learned, creative health reset, and a happy customer to boot.
Funny how fast things can turn around.
Another thing I love about this project is how Shelley (the customer) is using the cards. Instead of guests signing a guest book, they’ll receive these cards to fill out. Cards will be collected & placed in a photo album afterwards to keep as their guest book. She got the idea from a friend of hers who did the same thing at her own wedding.
Isn’t that a great idea? I love that you could do something like that for an anniversary party, milestone birthdays, or any type of get together really.
Now back to that printable project that’s almost ready to test. Don’t forget to sign up in the right sidebar to receive updates, including an upcoming post with free editable printables and links to the how-to video tutorials.