I'm having fun this wonderfully gently rainy day... but I'm not off duty.
Saturday, I spent several hours sketching on the floor plan for the set for The Beauty Queen of Leenane. It'd gone sticky on me - the vernacular architecture of this corner of Ireland (which I love) not meshing well with the seating configuration of the performance space at the MAC, or with the director's needs for blocking. I made some progress, but it remained sticky.
So I switched to research instead. Research is useful, but sometimes far too much more fun than other urgent, but harder parts of set design. It can become goofing-off-with-camouflage. However, I did find a couple good sources for Irish ephemera, which will help in set dressing.
This morning, Sunday, I woke up with my plan problems all unstuck.
The subconscious is a handy design tool, I tell ya!
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Anyway, that epiphany meant another couple hours at the drafting board today. Then, in about an hour, I need to leave for a run-through of a completely different show. I'm eager to see The Mystery of Irma Vep on its feet - should be great fun! But, since there's a production meeting afterwards, today is definitely a work day, not a day of rest.
I could use a nap though...
Earlier POST on the helpfulness of sleep in design.