Man, I get discouraged.
As a pattern designer, I am in competition with hundreds of talented people. I question my skills and abilities. I worry about making a living. Days or even weeks can go by without a sale or a job.
In those times when I just don't know what to do next, what market to cater to, how to be better or more successful , I always seem to remember the most important thing for me as a designer:
Yes, I still look for work and keep my current clients happy. But mostly, I gotta do what I do best.
So, the second most important thing is:
I set a goal last week to get busy and create 25 new patterns just for the joy of it.
Here are the first 6 patterns filling the letters of one of my favorite words.