Beyond that though, I’m stuck, and I’ve been stuck for a week. What shape should the tail have? How much longer is the body than it is round? Should I make the head even with the back, or should it start a bit lower down? I feel like I don’t know walruses well enough to figure it out. I’m looking at lots of internet images, but I’m still stumped.
I find myself subconsciously getting a bit down on myself for this designer’s block. I can’t make progress on the walrus, so I’ve been dreading and avoiding my whole workspace… which means I don’t get blog posts written or non-walrus projects knit either. (On the plus side, my kitchen is nice and clean, and I’ve read 2 novels this week.)
Today, I’m trying out a new attitude. I have my stopwatch set, and I picked up some glittery stickers from the drugstore around the corner. Every day that I spend 10 minutes working on walrus design I get to put a sticker in my calendar. I don’t have to make any actual progress if it just isn’t coming, but I don’t have to be afraid of trying either, because 10 minutes isn’t scary. I’ll let you know if this attitude works I break through my designer’s block.