Meh … Creative Dissatisfaction

PLEASE READ: I decided to give myself a fresh start. Read more about that here.

It’s no secret around here that I’m notorious for redesigning my website. I’ve always said that part of the reason I do it so often is that I use this as a sandbox for building our WordPress themes.

While that is true, the part I fail to mention is that it’s really a vicious cycle that I think many of us fall into. I don’t care if you’re a designer, a painter or a writer — we’re all “artists” and we all struggle with the same thing.

Here’s an exchange I had on Twitter with Emily Freeman yesterday:

And then we go on to agree further:

I’ll go out on a limb and say that most of us are in the same boat and consider ourselves our own worst critics. I can tell you without a doubt I’m my own, and very seldom do I truly love what I’ve created.

Even if at some moment I think I am, rest assure that after a night of sleep this is no longer the case. But such is the life of an artist, right?

Cutting room floors are littered with things we’re not happy with.

This blog post is merely a personal vent session, as I thought I was close to a redesign that I liked … but as the French would say, “c’est la vie.” I’ve updated a few styles, and I’m sure there will be more changes coming.

If you think I’m crazy and love the minimalist design I had here on my site, it’s your lucky day. You can buy the Wintersong Theme for your own site.

In other news, let’s get back to the subject at hand and talk about the concept of creative dissatisfaction. Is this something you struggle with?

Let’s discuss about it below in the comments.