I’ve kept my blog private until today. I started it to keep track of notes and ideas for my MFA thesis. But my thesis work got stalled, so maybe it’s time I pull back the curtain and give this blogging thing a chance? Ah, here goes!
Like most people, I love food. It holds powerful influence over our lives… (And as a freelance graphic designer, I work from home and keep finding myself snacking throughout the day.) Food is fuel. But it’s more than that. What intrigues me is how food influences our creativity.
Food is inspirational. The chance to experiment. Like the designs I work on, a dash of this, a sprinkle of that and all these ingredients are combined and transformed into a piece that is greater than each individual component.
Some folks say they get their best ideas in the shower, and that happens for me too. But when I find myself with a creative block, all I need to do is go to the kitchen and cook. The repetition of chopping vegetables helps me clear my mind. Sure, mistakes get made, but it’s all part of the learning process. I also find grocery shopping to be a fun design experience because of all of the inspiration at the store. There’s so much color and texture in fruit and vegetables. The smells! Beautifully designed packages and logos line the shelves. If you strip away the screaming babies and people crashing into you with their grocery carts, it’s a designer’s paradise.
So, I think I’ll use this blog as a chance to write and reflect on food, design, and everything in between. I’ve got to start somewhere!