I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

Letter Play

When I was back home at my par­ents over Christ­mas I sor­ted through a couple of boxes of bits that were tak­ing up some space in the room I sleep in when I’m there. Dur­ing the pro­cess I came across some of my old sketch­books from my Art Found­a­tion course and had a flick through.
I was struck by how dif­fer­ent they were com­pared to the note­books I’ve been keep­ing for the last few years. They were full of cre­ativ­ity. Each page was dif­fer­ent, wheth­er it was explor­ing my own ideas on a pro­ject, or a con­tex­tu­al spread about a design­er or artist that inspired me.
The last couple of days have been odd ones for me. After many months of not feel­ing much of the effects of my depres­sion, yes­ter­day when I woke up I could feel the heav­i­ness and fog of it. I had the same thing this morn­ing, so I’ve done what is the only thing I can do. I’ve tried to push on and not let it stop me doing my work.
This even­ing I put a film on, one of my favour­ites, Good Will Hunt­ing and grabbed my sketch book, a scalpel, two magazines I get free from Waitrose, a pritt-stick, and my Bible. I flicked to one of my favour­ite verses and while I watched the film I sat on the floor cut­ting out words and letters.
It’s been a long time since I did any­thing like this and about ten minutes before the film fin­ished I had fin­ished. It might’ve taken me a lot longer than I remem­ber it tak­ing, but for those two hours there was no fog and I was just able to enjoy being absorbed in some­thing a little more cre­at­ive than my nor­mal design work.