Yesterday I was working and listening to a mix from Akira The Don and there was this line about how you have to occasionally push yourself to discover your boundaries. I think this is something people tend to do while in art school. This generally leads to a lot of growth, but for some reason, people stop doing this as soon as they finish school and their self-initiated work has no deadline...The idea came on strong and I was feeling inspired when at that very moment I saw that Akria dropped a new single "The Golden Age". I love Akira's specific brand of honest optimism and decided that night I would do a graphic for the single. So, I finished my client work and worked on this graphic from 7pm-1am. A true accomplishment given that my workday starts at 6am daily... Maybe "Dude stays up past self-imposed bedtime" is not exactly an epic tale of heroic conquest, but the experience was empowering. I encourage you creative types to occasionally push yourself to make something you are excited about RIGHT NOW.
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