-photo edit done with ABM's Folk Collection. I love the beginning stages of a project. When ideas are collected from inspiring publications & a mind clearing walk. Your workspace is cluttered with notes & sketches accompanied by a mug of fresh coffee (or tea). It's that "golden hour" of an idea where everything is bathed in the most beautiful light.

This is the easy part.

It's when you hit that block, that bump in the road that stalls your idea. You may want to abandoned the project or you get frustrated and say a bunch of curse words at it. My advice? Walk away for bit. Better yet, change directions. Most of the time that's what an idea needs. Room to grow and evolve. It's all apart of the creative process and you have to accept the not so beautiful part. BECAUSE IT'S WORTH IT.