I'm lucky to have a job doing what I love. But my most rewarding projects are those that I do after my work is done. Personal projects are extremely fulfilling and freeing. They give me a pressure-free zone to try out different styles and mediums and explore whatever themes I want. I can be silly, serious, introspective, crude, bizarre, and wild. This also gives me the chance to collaborate with some absolutely incredible people on non-commercial projects and focus solely on having fun and making an awesome final product. I have a million projects that I haven't had time to finish, or even start yet.
It might seem like all art is the same -- it all is an expression of creativity, after all-- but I definitely find that if I don't take some time now and again to work on personal projects I can get morose and feel unsatisfied. The good thing, though, is that the solution to that problem is as close as a pen and a piece of paper.
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