Hooray for a good night’s sleep! And a smooth morning on Wednesday. On Wednesday everything just “clicked” really well for me in the AM.
I got to the cabin bright and early. I swept the threshold for the Muse (I cleaned the cabin before I started working), then tackled my warmup page:
Followed by some gestures (I did two pages today, starting with 30-seconds, then 1-minute, 2-minute, and 5-minute poses).
Unfortunately, Thursday was a rough day for sleep and I only managed to get a design prepared for one of my coworkers to match a tattoo that I did earlier:
On Friday, I did an incredibly fun tattoo, but messed up my shoulder in the process somehow:
And, on Saturday I worked on creating comps of a logo design for the newest evolution of euCreativ, now CreateQuest.
What went well?
- Good sleep.
- Doing gestures again!
- Tapping into my graphic design roots.
- A fun tattoo.
What needs work?
- Gestures seem foreign to me again, so I need to get back to doing them more regularly.
- I injured my shoulder somehow, possibly from doing too much yard work.
- My sleep after Wednesday’s awesomeness wasn’t that great.
What did I learn?
Having a larger oscillation is important. I work well with sprints, sometimes for lengthy periods of time, but having a week of light tattooing is such a relief. I can’t maintain 110% workload for longer than a few weeks before I start to “crash.”
I’ll be planning a week “off” from tattooing every month now. I still have consults scheduled, I still have one tattoo to do this week, and I have plenty of admin to keep me busy, but I’m not stacking my cards so high that taking a step will make them fall.