I am a failure at designing e-mailers!
I’ve been at it all day. Been through several tutorials. Tried a few drafts as well but its just not working. Not only has Photoshop turned against me, but my mind is refusing to yank out any creative ideas.
Having a creative block is like putting a coin in a vending machine and the product just doesn’t dispense!
Somewhere in the middle, I thought an idea had clicked, but then after making the whole thing on an online image editor (because photoshop was just annoying me), I just realised that I can’t save it in the format I need!
Back to a blank canvas, which if you look at real hard, appears to be jeering at me mockingly. I feel like a student in an exam who’s doodling away because her mind’s gone blank.
This is just not my day.
I have 3 open files, all waiting for something exciting to happen to them and my mind has given up. I’m now literally doing anything other than work to take my mind off this ‘#epicfail’.
Waking up my sleeping baby. Cutting my toenails. Drinking another cup of tea. Checking whatsapp and counting the number of husband-wife jokes today. Tickling baby’s feet (he’s still sleeping). Random Facebook scroll to see these video memes which totally crack me up (this one was with Sunny Deol!). Accidentally opening the Photoshop window and then quickly closing it before anyone sees it. Quick Whatsapp reply to friends. Write this post! Cleaning out my ear. Tickling baby’s belly now… how can he sleep so much!
Basically anything will do to get me away from my utterly catastrophic attempt at making a simple, basic e-mailer.
To all the creative visualisers out there who have a pathological hatred for doing lowly creative jobs like designing a bunting or making a poster. Please remember that what you do is unique, brilliant and insanely creative. You do it day after day and do it differently each time. And there are so many who’d like to trade places with you (maybe for just one day).
By the way, baby is still sleeping. Need to find something else to do. Maybe will go to the Durga Puja panda near my house and get an egg roll, and maybe a side dish of inspiration?