Did you miss me?
A few of you messaged asking where the November issue was and the answer is…
I didn’t write it!
I’ve been working like a dog - a dog who took on too much work.
I'm learning to say no, and now I've vowed to take on no more work until late March.
While I was in ‘JFDI mode’ to get so much stuff done, I just couldn’t find time to think creatively enough to cartoon or write.
Do you find life gets in the way of you being creative?
Where you have so much on that you go into autopilot and neglect the not-vital-but-fun stuff?
Even though it feels like a treat to take time to cartoon and design some fun content for this newsletter - it’s also really important to my work.
Ideas I have while I make this always inform my work, and it helps me think more creatively.
Having a regular goal (like I do with this monthly newsletter) means we make more effort to make time for it.
Even if we miss a few, we do more than we would without a regular deadline.
I believe we should all have a side-project or hobby that lets us regularly explore and exercise our creativity.
Do you write, or paint, or build Lego stuff, dance? What you do regularly to keep that creative pizazz running through you?
If you don’t have a specific creative hobby (and even if you do), PLEASE take part in the Comms Creative Challenge, which is designed to your power up your creative potency.
Do something for you.
All the challenges so far are on my website - have a go!
It’ll be inspiring to see your efforts during the Christmas season.