On: Inspiration, Imposter Syndrome and Going Back to Basics

Motivational Quotes, Travel Quotes, Go See Do

My God, Flaked on Netflix is so beautifully shot it’s making me desperate to visit Venice Beach… or to just visit someplace new, I don’t even care anymore. I feel kind of uninspired by my surroundings right now, everywhere seems more inviting than my home and my city. I was browsing through Jaime London Boy’s Twitter tonight and his photographs of Savannah are gorgeous. Just to see something fresh, you know? I think I need that.

I feel like going on a little adventure, maybe getting the bus north-west of the city where I’ve never really explored. It’s so close to me now I really have no excuse. I’ll pack up my camera and my sketchbook and have a little afternoon out. Man, it’s so long since I got out my sketchbook!

“You experience this mental shift from being somebody who wants it, to being somebody who has it. And that is really tricky for your brain because, while you know that you are a fighter and that you are resilient, as soon as you get some kind of success, the self doubt creeps in and you don’t know if you can maintain it.” – Wise words from Lizzy Caplan in the latest Lula Magazine.

I definitely feel like I’m not putting the effort into my work right now, which in turn is making me feel even crappier. It’s almost like I feel undeserving of my job, that I’m not good enough to be designing and making products alongside such incredible designers. It’s such crap though, because I’ve built my business myself. I’ve got myself to this point. It’s funny how your mind can play tricks on you and make you feel inadequate, like an imposter.

Everything has been so intense these past few years that to finally feel the pressure lifting is not working for me! Hah! I need some more urgency, I need to feel challenged. I need to get out my sketchbook and get back to basics!

Loves x xx

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Words, Quotes, Lyrics: #8

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Although I’ve seen it before a long number of years ago, I just spent the past couple of hours bawling my eyes out at Jack. The speech at the end is rather more poignant now, in light of recent events. The more I dig into Robin Williams’ back catalogue, the more I am utterly astounded at his talent.

The utter perfection of the quote above really made me stop and shed a little darkness from my day. Screw it all, all the hate, the worry, the jealousy, the pain – make your life spectacular, as Robin Williams did.

I knocked this up on Photoshop using a promo image from CBS (I don’t own it! This is a freebie for personal use, only.) so I could get it printed and stick it on the wall above my desk. In doing so I thought I may as well share it with you folks so you can make your own motivational art. If you’d like the print-ready PDF, do email me :)

Loves x xx

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