Everyone of us have something what makes his heart beat faster,
what makes him keep motivated
and what pushes him to hard work.
I have a friend who always wanted to be a fireman. As many of boys dream in the early age. About his fire brigade and the shiny fire truck. Cliché, heh? Not this time. As he got older, next to those dreams, he dreamed also about rescuing people and saving their properties from being burnt. The childish dream became his biggest aim. It kept him motivated during years of mental and physical preparations. He knew that struggling with the element require huge skills and continuous learning, so every training improvement, every success, even the smallest one, made him determined with achieving the aim.
So have I. What I'm gonna say might sound irrational, illogical and crazy and you may call me workaholic if you want and think that I have the symptoms but please be forbearing! Because probably, for most of you, the success and the aim are the most motivating factors. Of course I don't want to say that for me those are not important. They are! It would be just weird if they weren't. Luckily I'm not insane that much. For me, there is one other extremely important motivator which I can simply turn into the slogan:
Just do not stop! One good idea just entails another. I keep myself in a creative mood by doing sketches, putting on paper everything what's in my mind, developing what I've done, and breaking all rules I've submitted before. When at the end of the day I'm able to see what I've done, immediatley I get more ideas! I want to bring my ideas to life, to see them created, no matter if sawn, painted or drawn. The result of what I do doesn't need to be breathtaking. Moreover, it's shi..y quite often. But it is. I can see the result and draw conclusions and go further.
That's why you can see the variety of sketches in here so often! They're quick, they allow me to note the idea and to move on with my work. As you could see on my Instagram where I showed you my prototypes of pillows or jacquard labels, and as you could read on the blog some days ago when I talked a little bit about Breka, I've been working on several conceptions for my collection of interior textiles lately. Still a bit unfinished and imprecise, with some smudges and ragged edges but I think it's all going in good direction. It's moving forward, and that's the point!
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I'm so excited to let you know that one of my artworks called Summer Fruits Multicolor from was selected by Society6 to be included to be in Society6 Shop! It's mind blowing! I'm so blessed and so privileged to be the part of this amazing platform. The feeling that someone appreciate my artworks is so amazing! The best impulse to motivate me to work even harder than I do it now.
Click here to see my artwork on Society6. Feel free to promote and share it with your friends if you like it. It really means a lot to me!
Being back to university is not easy at all for me...
It's not that I don't like learning, because I truly do. I always did. And it's not about my age and stepping in the stage of life when all your friends are getting married and planning children. It's not about the pressure of the whole society to follow them, to start my own family and a "normal" life. And finally it's not about having my weekends stolen by classes because I really love my classmates, appreciate my professors and what we do.
It's about a duty.
Since I remember I always was a bit defiant child when it comes to what other was telling me to do. I loved learning and doing creative things. I loved the development in all possible areas and forms. But I always wanted to do it by my own way, not the way somebody showed me. Or I was doing not exactly what was expected from me. Instead of writing essay about a given reading, I was comparing the author's two other books. While was studying architecture I was focusing on breathtaking theater lobby rather than on the main theater audience. And even not so long ago, when I was asked to answer "The black on white, and the white on black" in my textile project, I decided to take the risk and answered like it was "(shades of) whites on white and blacks on black". I do prefer creating my own tasks and duties, not having them imposed by someone else.
Unfortunately, a few days ago, when I started thinking about upcoming beginning of my last year of studies, I reminded myself all what I've just pointed you above. Of course I don't know yet what classes I'll have and what kind of exercises I'll be asked to do. But there are certainly some issues I'm sure about. For example I'm sure that one part of my bachelor's degree is more artistic and involves a series of drawings or paintings. As wall, I'm sure I'll be obligated to draw my fashion illustrations precisely, showing all important details and proportions, in a less artistic way than I want. I created a board on my Pinterest showing fashion illustrations that inspire me. It's such a pity I'm not going to be able to focus on that kind of drawing! More expressive, more emotional, more meaningful. Thrilling and involving! I hope you agree with me about how amazing those pins are. I wholeheartedly invite you to browse the board and to re-pin as much as you want. I hope that what I've collected will inspire you as much as it inspires me!
It's so hard to still be a student...
I'm learning. I'm doing the best I can right now, and I'm getting better with it every day - Peter Clifford