In the past month I have found myself immersed in learning some new skills. I have been wanting to learn coding and web design for some time now, but life and work kept getting in the way. Through a series of events I have now been slowly learning the process and stretching my brain’s connective tissue.
I have also been learning some new processes and tricks in the software I use every day. We get stuck in the rut of doing our work the same way all the time and as I often do, I was getting bored. With just a little research I have found some wonderful tutorials that have made my heart beat faster and get caught up in the creative fun again.
Then, I added a new tool to my collection and got a tablet to draw with. My shoulder takes abuse from using a mouse all day and I was wanting to start doing more illustrative work. I miss drawing. Once again, events came about that forced me to look into purchasing a tablet and the bank account agreed with the universe so I got a small one to start with.
All this has pretty much collided at one time. After several hours of being in the zone of concentration and learning, I turn off the computer feeling mentally exhausted, but in a “excellent workout” kind of way.
I try to keep my design work and my art work separate, but they are slowly merging. It will be interesting to see how it all turns out. My plan is to have some actual work posted here soon.