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Out on the Limb

Procrastination

Sunday, October 29, 2006

It is completely transparent to me that I will do everything it takes to avoid my many art projects. I have more than enough ideas, materials, and time. So what's the problem? Fear. Fear of failure and/or success...take your pick. Here are some of the things I do to avoid creating one of my beloved projects:
  • organizing anything (right now the shell collection is calling me....and the legos aren't far behind)
  • socializing on the internet, or searching for new places to begin socializing
  • driving cross-town to get some unnecessary item; and
  • stopping to see how the boys are doing while I'm at it.
  • treating myself to a break (from organizing) at the ice cream parlor.
  • Taking a trip
  • Not taking a trip (but planning one) :)
  • research and study how-to's (but still avoiding a hands-on practice)
  • changing focus, from weaving to printing for example
  • If I'm really close to taking action, I suddenly decide I'm hungry and need to prepare a snack.
  • And as a last resort, I will tell myself I'm a morning person and it is not possible for me to be creative or motivated in the afternoon.
this must stop.

Until today I had been procrastinating utilizing "The Artist's Way...A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity" by Julia Cameron. I need to get past myself, so I will begin heeding her advice.

Also, I note there is a group called "Artist's in Sobriety" meeting Monday nights. Actually, I've known about this group for a long time but have been afraid to go because I don't really call myself an artist. But I do describe myself as having an artist's soul. Go anyway, Deb.

Here's a project (picture below) I started before I moved to San Diego. After this post, it IS what I am going to do.....except that the large bag of potatoe chips I just ate has made me sleepy. (just kidding) :0

Necklace
posted by Deb, 12:44 PM

2 Comments:

haha...
enjoy your potato's and the project... :)
commented by Blogger Spyder_Z, 1:09 AM  
Thanks, Spyder. I did enjoy; and I've woken this morning with the strong desire to dig into my projects up to the elbows!
commented by Blogger Deb, 5:52 AM  

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