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For the past week or so I have been fighting a head cold and altogether unwell-ness, and all during this time still trying to give 100% at Cuttink and at my day job. The result was a very tired, and still unwell, Jeffy. The more tired I got, the less efficient I became at the tasks at hand.
I constantly find myself looking at the many creative people that I follow, wondering how they are able to do so much with their time. Constantly creating, running their business, working their “day job,” writing, giving talks, etc. They wear so many different hats and still keep going. How is this possible? I mean surely there is a trick, right?
There are a few things that have been in the works for a long time. With the start of the new year I have had the renewed energy and drive to put my thoughts and wants into action. The many ’things’ I’m referring to are:
Is creating with our hands important? We are currently living in a world where there are devices to do everything for us. In the two weeks I’ve been taking public transit to work I’ve realized how reliant I have become on technology. Need to write to somebody? We have email to replace handwritten letters. Need to save a thought or list? Type it into your phone to read at a later time. Right now, more than ever, it is important for me to make the effort to create with my hands.
We have today and now. We exist in this moment and have some control over it. So why not use this moment to the best of our ability, whatever that may be.
People frequently ask me: why and how do I do it? “It” meaning the combination of drawing and cutting intricate and repetitious lines. The simple answer? I need to. I have to.
Happy New Year to you and I hope that you are having a wonderful January so far!
Now onto more important matters. When you signed up for the Cuttink newsletter, it was with the promise of monthly newsletters, exclusive content and overall value. But delivered nothing to you in 2014. For this I am truly sorry and am very disappointed in myself for not providing you guys with quality content worth your time.