I didn’t think it was possible for me to get burned out on editing. But then I think I did this week. I’m not complaining about the work load by any means. I still love my job both at Tate and as the Chief Editor for the Consortium. And I will be getting all my projects done on time. BUT…
Tuesday I had absolutely no desire to edit or write after three o’clock hit (when I get off work). I check my list of things to do, noticed I was pretty much caught up, and allowed myself a moment to breathe. But I didn’t feel like reading or watching TV, either. I felt a strange desire to join pinterest instead. And so I did. And I browsed it for hours and started feeling all artsy and craftsy. I don’t know if pinterest does this to you, but I felt like I was virtually cutting out pictures from magazines and pasting them on a big poster board. I wanted to get out my glitter glue and stickers and start glitzing things. Which, if you know me, is totally not me.
I still needed to create, but writing just didn’t feel like the way to go at that point. So what did I do? I asked Sean to download Adobe Photoshop onto my computer, took a couple of photos, and then started playing. Then on Thursday my sister, cousin, and I went out to the park to take photos. It was very tiring and very rewarding. We had a great time, and then I came home and played on Photoshop some more.
So, the moral of this story is, don’t be afraid to try out new things and try to satisfy your creativity in different ways. Here are two photos I took and then photoshopped. They’re not that great, but that’s okay. It was a lot of fun to work on.