I'm trying to be a smart saleswoman and make some holiday cards for my shop but my creative brain is not cooperating with my business brain. I went ahead and spent a significant amount of money on pretty silvery-blue cards and envelopes as well as some fine green postcards to print on but now I stare at their blank surfaces and cannot come up with a decent design! It's really torture for me to force ideas. I always have tons of ideas but my mind protests anytime I pressure it with a theme or deadline. Everything I come up with has been done a million times or is completely absurd or overly complicated. Gahhh!
I'm afraid I'll come up with my big idea two days before Christmas. That is exactly what happened with my "wii belong together" design that was meant for Valentine's Day. I do subscribe to the "better late than never" philosophy so I'll try to let my idea come naturally.
Ok. I'm lying. The rest of the night will undoubtedly be spent furrowing my brows trying to draw a narwhal stringing a popcorn chain or a guinea pig in an igloo. I have already rejected my sketches of a jackalope-led sleigh, a polar bear couple's holiday portrait, a snowfall of white rabbits and a toad drunk off egg nog. It is going to be a long night!