In many of my previous posts I have mentioned the many meet and greets I have been lucky enough to have with industry professionals. Each time I come armed with a list of questions to ask and advice to seek. One of the best pieces of advice I ever received was from Sam, who at the time was a member of the wig team at LA Opera (I spoke about my chat with her in one of my The Business of Costuming posts).
"Create Every Day"
At first I thought she was being philosophical and artsy, but after reflecting on Sam's advice, it does pay off in our career choice to create daily. Creating everyday, even if it is just a doodle or mindless craft project, allows our creative juices to flow and not get stale. Doodling or sketching keeps our rendering skills sharp, while crafting allows us to work through challenges we may face in the shop.