Take a Break

Marketing can be grueling. You use enormous amounts of mental energy to stay focused and look for ways to make money. It takes a mental toll.

The best advice I can give you as a marketer is to listen to your mind. When things are getting fuzzy, it is time to turn off and take a break. You don’t do yourself any favors by pushing through fatigue. Fatigue is a signal from your body to slow down. Do yourself a favor; listen.

Artist’s Eyes

A fortunate but unfortunate aspect of artist’s vision is noticing the change of season. My artist’ eyes have detected it; fall is in the air.

As an artist, you notice the shades of green, especially if you are a landscape artist. I’ve always said that I knew that I was an artist when I could detect the shades of green in a forest.

It is subtle, at first. As an artist, you see a multiples of greens in a forest. Then, all of a sudden, you see a monotone of green. That’s what I’m talking about.

The greens seem no longer vibrant and alive, but rather a monotone. Every since I’ve become an artist, I’ve mourned the transition.

It is a bane of artists that we see more. We feel more. We are aware of the changes around us. I don’t necessarily look upon it as a burden, but rather an opportunity to learn. I want to know Nature so that I can bring new knowledge through my work.

As the greens wane, I watch the waterfowl gather up for migration. It leaves me hopeful for the return of spring.