Delight In Your Creative Work

John Moltz wrote a great recommendation for Shawn Blanc’s book, Delight Is In The Details. Basically, we creative people suffer from not being creative, just like everybody else. We find ourselves muscling through spats of unproductive creative work.

And then, Blanc says we should have fun while we are creating. This is something that makes our creative work engage. The fun of it all spurs creative juices.

This is something I’ve thought about a lot this year. I’ve lost interest in a lot of my creative work. I will blame this on the fact that I stopped enjoying it as my tastes moved away from the work. I am cyphering what exactly I can do about this—how I can get my head and heart back into my creative pursuits. I want that zeal that comes with passionate creativity, yes, but more importantly, right now, I want to have fun while I work. Because it fuels the main goal: doing my best creative work for years and years to come.

Shawn’s book is excellent, of course. It’s right up my alley, and yours. I’m going to read it again and again when I need to refresh my creative pursuits.

Joe Darnell

Joe is a UI and graphic designer with prior experience as the creative director for three media-based businesses. Joe’s passionate about web design and graphic design with about 15 years of experience in the media industry. Additionally, Joe is the host of the Top Brew and Techtonic podasts, both featured on iTunes.