What is Burning Man and what does it have to do with being a successful freelancer?
Burning Man is held once a year at the end of August in the Black Rock desert... 2.5 hours outside of Reno Nevada. You bring all your supplies in. You can't buy anything there except coffee and ice. You pack everything out and leave no trace. You get to be involved and have some great experiences.
And for me, Burning Man is a chance to get creatively recharged... you don't want to come up with the same solutions over and over, you will get stale.
You want to be fresh.
You want to come up with new ways to look at things... get peoples attention. Sitting in your studio all day isn't going to do it for you.
Here's a link to their official site: http://www.burningman.com
Check out the image gallery and look at the great art installations, the art cars, the people, the desert, the dust storms.
Bottom line: Challenge yourself. Don't deliver the same solutions. Each assignment is a different chance to push the limits. Have fun with your art. And if you are interested, contact me for more info on Burning Man.