WELCOME! This blog is a personal project I started in August 2011 with the goal of drawing and posting an illustrated status message a day - I haven't stopped since. On weekday mornings, I get up, draw a cartoon, and post whatever I can manage to before going to work. I began cartooning to find my voice. Still searching, but I've learned that the attempt is everything. What's your status message today?

Friday, March 21, 2014

Negative Productivity

Free, unstructured time is very, very...tricky.


Brian Solar said...

I know this all too well. My solution: if it is anything involving writing, I use a typewriter. If I use a computer, I will be on Facebook and YouTube all day.

Andrew said...

Relaxing is a very time-consuming but very important part of the creative process in which you free your mind and come up with unique ideas, but lighting a fire under your butt so that you actually see them to fruition is also important.

Yes, I know this from personal experience, last night I was pretty diligent into jumping straight into cartooning. I got an early start of 10 PM.

Karen Marie Little said...

Dear goodness I know what you are saying Connie. I have had days off of work and school and then hear, in the background a TV show that i know is aired four or five hours during my normal work shift. I freak out because I know that not only have I lost all of the time during the hours before I would have gone to work but, also four hours of time that I would have been at work.

Many times I have had the day off and its 5pm or 6pm before I am mowing the lawn or dragging out a ladder or washing my car.

As always, Connie you rock and God bless yah'

Artist XXY said...

This was the poster I bought from you at MOCCA Fest 2014! :D
I clipped it up on my desk hoping it motivates me to avoid negative productivity. Well... I like it very much there but also even the great power of cartoons does not help me feel more motivated to work more than slack.

Artist XXY said...

My apologies, I meant "alas" not "also".