Marie Holdaway

Thoughts

 

Thoughts

A mish mash of different things that I do, find interesting and see.

 

I feel guilty for sleeping in, lounging around and not working in the evenings. But you know what? I got to enjoy it while I can. Relax, mate.

I feel guilty for sleeping in, lounging around and not working in the evenings. But you know what? I got to enjoy it while I can. Relax, mate.

I have an infatuation for vintage packaging. There's something so whimsical and interesting about the typography and patterns.

I have an infatuation for vintage packaging. There's something so whimsical and interesting about the typography and patterns.


"The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life."
Jessica Hische.

Whenever I feel a lull in my work, and especially in my self-drive, I turn to other designers and mentors. Why? Because they go through the same ups and downs of work, and continue to push themselves in their 'down time'. That's gives me a boot up the bum and keeps me going.


Such is life. 
Do you ever catch yourself looking back through old work and photos from previous cities and reminiscing the times you spent there? I stumbled upon this work I created at Panacea3, and was reminded of the craziness of NYC: The noises, the smells, the endless inspiration. Frank Sinatra may have been right: "If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere".


But the few brave ones, both companies and individuals, who risk comfort and safety for a chance at beauty or being able to move someone — they have a potential to gain so much more.
— James Victore

I get to a certain point at the end of a busy week when I cannot to turn off my thinking cap, plop myself in front of my paint splattered desk, surround myself with: tea, incense, Twin Peaks and paint projects. Talking about deadlines is banned. See you there. 

I get to a certain point at the end of a busy week when I cannot to turn off my thinking cap, plop myself in front of my paint splattered desk, surround myself with: tea, incense, Twin Peaks and paint projects. Talking about deadlines is banned. See you there.