D is for DATING
How has dating affected your creative life? I know this isn't necessarily a motivational post of any sorts, but as I was sitting here I started thinking to those outside influences that can begin to work their way into the creative spectrum. And maybe this was also sparked from some meanderings through Marie Claire—shh don't tell.
As a newly-single designer, the ways in which I work have changed drastically over the past couple of months. Of course, now I have more time to myself to get down to business and focus on my design career, but on the other hand I've been missing the feedback that having someone constantly around—especially someone else in the creative field—gave me. Are we supposed to be in the constant flux of creativity and creative-practice as we head in and out of relationships? How do we start to navigate our creative paths as we navigate our love lives? This series by blogger and graphic designer Amanda Jane Jones spotlights creatives and their significant others, and is a cute and interesting look into how some couples bridge this dichotomy.
While I don't have any of my own answers, and I'm surly in the midst of this wild journey, I'd love to start a conversation about this. Do you feel your relationships have helped or hindered your creative endeavors? How do you deal with following your creative passions and keep building relationships? I'm guessing it's a game of give and take, but I'd love to hear your side of the story.
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