Screen Shot 2012 05 15 at 11.58.12 AM 1 [Meta Me] A Year In Creativity #5: How Was April 2012?

[picture from: itshardbeingtwo.tumblr.com created by Tina Roth Eisenberg]

It feels a bit ridiculous to write about April 2012 mid-May, and the next meta-me will come out in 15 days, no matter what. Time to get a grip!

Unlike March that was an incredibly packed month and allowed me to share results with you, April was a bit of a blur,

a) because the first fifteen days were spent editing a video I still can’t share with you, because the client wants changes that will be made -likely- in June. But the good news is that they also want me to add english subtitles, so you’ll be able to understand what’s going on.

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b) because I left the country on the 17th for five weeks, to work on a project I have had in my heart for a long time now: a graphic novel. This is a big project for me, because it means achieving solo something that can stand on its own.

Of course, I left thinking I would be glued to my table 6 to 8 hours a day, progressing steadily and making things happen (whatever that means), and of course nothing went according to plan.

(I’m seriously thinking of suing the A-Team writers for making me believe life was ever going according to plan.)

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These meta-me articles are already very close from a free therapy so I will spare you the details of the chaos that went and is still going on through my head, but let’s say that creativity is not a linear path and I am very good at forgetting that key point.

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[the next best tumblr, created by my inspired friend Brandon aka @Sneakymoustache.]

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So, to compensate this lack of productivity that often feels like a synonym to failure in 2012 (right? right), I will share with you a talk from NYC based designer Tina Roth Eisenberg.

I listened to the talk she gave during Typo SF last April, but embedded an almost identical one below, because the video player from Typo SF is unfriendly.

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Eisenberg has created many successful ongoing projects such as Tatly, Creative Mornings or the design blog Swissmiss and she shares the six rules she tries to follow to stay creative, to keep loving her life and that she will try to teach her kids.

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I have spread the six rules over this article (noticed?), but I definitely recommend listening to Eisenberg’s talk as it is truly inspiring. (Rule #4 is a personal favorite)

I thought that would be more useful than… something not useful. 

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Enjoy:

thanks to @csejean for sharing Eisenberg’s talk.

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