To be a successful artist, one must have boring days. I have many of these days because I spend 99% of my time working. I do not see it as working though, just when I write about it, I realize that spending paragraphs talking about editing is probably super boring to most people.
The first part of today was working. As an entrepreneur, there is never a shortage of work. However, work definitely feels more enjoyable when it is happening during vacation. I suppose with the new sights to see, the change in environment, and new people to meet, everything just seems new and exciting, even work.
I would like to recreate this feeling of newness even when I am not on vacation. The hard part is getting comfortable. Though routine is necessary for discipline, I think sometimes an occasional shock to the system is necessary to maintain a level of constant creativity.
After work, the second half of the day involved Part I of my girl day with Vivi. This meant we spent the entire time in the fashion district in downtown, one of my favorite spots in California. I am a big fan of colors, uniqueness, and the ability to customize. I guess that is why I like shopping thrift and boutique stores, and would love to eventually design one-of-a kind pieces of clothing as well.
Getting lost in the aisles full of beads, feathers, and fabrics was both relaxing and inspiring at the same time. It is hard to imagine anyone walking out of one of these stores not wanting to create something.
Tomorrow we continue our girly adventure with a day of self pampering and indulgence.
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