Procrastinate |prəˈkrastəˌnāt; prō-|

verb [ intrans. ]
delay or postpone action; put off doing something.

My Cup of Type is really a product of procrastination, so don’t beat yourself up the next time you’re doing random doodles instead of doing that thing you really should be doing. It might just be the start of something exciting.

By Simen Strøm Braaten

The Italian café culture isn’t exactly the same as back in Norway, where us pale-skinned blondies could spend hours and hours at our favorite coffee place with our sketchbooks. Actually, the normal way of consuming coffee in Italy is by the counter. You get your coffee, chug it, and go. That’s it. Then we found Arnold Coffee. The place reminds us of good'ol Starbucks. Heck. It might even be the same franchise for all we know. Anyways. We like it. Although the feeling of being in the middle of a massive consumer crowd kinda blows it. At least we can sit down, doodle and have free wi-fi. That’s pretty much all we need.

Swear to God, some of these Paper-and-Pens-Day drawings are just a marathon, right up to midnight, and to the point when it’s technically Thursday. 

But it’s a good kind of a marathon, not the “Oh-God-why-did-I-think-this-was-a-good-idea”-kind of marathon, but the kind that constantly pushes you to get better. To improve. And to show up, and do work.

Knowing that every Wednesday we’re supposed to publish a new drawing motivates us to actually produce something time, and time again. I guess that’s the beauty of having a side project. You expect a certain amount of dedication from yourself, but no one dies if one of us forgets to post a new drawing before the day is over. 

To sum it up, get a side project, and treat it like a friendly customer. Someone who expects you to show up to work, but once you’re it doesn’t really matter what you do. As long as you do something. Because something is always better than nothing. Damn! What do you know, there was a moral to this after all.