I have been working with some fashion design students lately, giving them feed back on their work for an upcoming competition. I found myself saying over and over don’t over think it and encouraging them to try it out. These interactions them have really made me think about the design process, specifically my own design process.
I get so caught up in little things, like a designing a pocket, when I should be thinking about the overall pant design or not writing a bog post because I just don’t like the pictures yet. Isn’t interesting how we can give good advise but we can’t always follow it.
Why do we let this happen? How do we change the pattern?
Imagine what we could create if we just let go!
Here are 4 tips I am trying out to help myself let go and create:
- Forget they way you were taught and try it a new way!
- Allow yourself time to play, create something not on your to do list. I take quick online classes.
- Make it a game: Set a timer for 30 minute to a couple of hours depending a the project. Then commit to creating your work with in the time allowed. This will keep you from having time to over think.
- Put it out there! If you wait until your happy with it, it may never be seen or you may just be too late.
Now, I want to know how you get creative and how you stop over thinking it?
What are your barriers and how do you or will you break them?