One for the Freelancers really. Just wondering what other people do during those 'down time' periods that we get (apart from worrying how to put the next meal on the table). I know that we all have non design related stuff to do like felling trees, trapping bears and building log cabins. I personally try to have a few personal projects going to either learn from or use for exposure/promotion. You know, to keep sharp and stay in the zone. Right now I'm trying to learn animation in After Effects which is proving to be a bit of a learning curve but I'm getting there. Made a few gif's a time-lapse and a short video intro. Started a project to animate a few characters which has turned into a full blown, animated music video. Not sure where that will go but at least it's keeping me off the streets. How about you fellas? What do you do?