Almost all of us at some point of time in our lives go through a phase known as 'Living in a bubble'.Of course the practical ones are less likely to experience it,but they are boring.(I would rather talk about why pegions poop and have sex at the same time!)Then the worst and the best thing that could happen to you is someone performing the heinous task of 'Bursting your bubble'!That fucker!
This is how it usually happens.
Things are looking good and you are positive about the day to come.You do stuff with more fire in your ass.You focus your attention towards the one task you are supposed to do.All this because you believe that your perception of 'something' is absolutely correct!Then when you least expect it,some asshole comes up to you with a look that should get him punched in the face by an 80year old man(2 40year olds will do),now this asshole then says something that does to you what the Army calls a 'Flash-Bang' i.e. make-noise-distract-charge-kill-mission-accomplished.
This is what is called 'Bursting the bubble'.
Me being the perennial optimist and the most active day dreamer,such shit happens to me all the time!
Here is an account of the 'flash-bang' that just happened.
I had to design a print advert for a client.I had been briefed about what he wants from the advert and the things that 'should be there'.This basically means he has an idea and he thinks that his idea is the next big thing.He would say,''look man,you are the artist,you know better".But try to do anything other than his great idea,and its 'not pleasing' because his 1 year old nephew didn't giggle!
So the 1st design is dumped.For now.
So I go back to the drawing board,sketch my interpretation of 'his great idea'.When done,recreate it on photoshop/illustrator.All this time I am quite pleased with myself for making his dimwit concept look decent.
I mail the jpeg to him pointing out that i have strictly followed his guidelines.A job well done it think!!
Little did I know of what he has in store for me
Apparently he doesnt like his own idea now.
Bubble burst initiated.
He writes about the changes he wants to see.Turns out his feedback is the same as his initial concept!Apparently I ruined his beautiful idea!
The bubble is unstable now.
Making another artwork for him,he still aint satisfied!says he will write back after consulting with his partner(read 1year old nephew and his dog.)
Couple of days later,he writes back,that motherfucker describes to me the 1st artwork I made for him.But in the end he writes i should be different(read better) from my original artwork.How the fuck do you expect me to do that!same concept I did before!and yet it should be different!
After a few more exchanged thoughts,I decide to send him the 1st art work again.
HE NOW LOVES IT!!That son of a female dog!
BUBBLE BURST COMPLETE!