Thursday, April 29, 2010

Procrastination Techniques

I'm considering a day of procrastinating tomorrow because tomorrow I definitely have to start framing. Just considering it makes it not really procrastination as it's kinda premeditated, but I'd like to think I'll work tomorrow, but know I'm not very serious about it. So here's a working list of how I might manage to procrastinate all day!!

I need to go to the gym.
I need to have a snack.
I need to have a cup of coffee. Oh, I need to grind some beans and make a new pot of coffee.
I need to get the mail.
I need to call my mom.
I need to organize my pastels. (organizing stuff doesn't count as working)
I'm too tired to work, so I need to take a nap.
I need to do the laundry.
I need to dust the living room(ha, ha!!)
I need to check my email,(compulsively since I do this too many times a day already).

This could actually get me to about 1:00pm if I work on it hard enough.

I can't frame 'cause my ipod isn't charged.
I can't frame because I'm cold.
I can't frame because I should go to the store and pick up something for dinner,(I should but this doesn't mean I will).
I can't frame because now it's almost 2:30 and I'll need to pick up my son at school in 45 minutes and I don't want to start anything.
I can't frame 'cause it's getting late and I'll really have to figure out dinner pretty soon.
I can't frame 'cause I really don't want to.

Now that I've decided all of this, perhaps I can just take the day off and do some fun or productive other than framing!! By the way, this list works if you substitute the word "frame" for "paint"!!

I'm going to start posting current work at the end of my blog posts, so if you're interested, just email for pricing. Thanks for looking. This one is "One Long Last Look" pastel on art spectrum paper, 12x12 image. It's available framed or unframed.

4 comments:

Jala Pfaff said...

I LOVE this painting!! It feels like a dreamscape.

Don't forget "I have to blog." ;)

AnnG said...

That was hilarious! My favorite was "I need a snack", or "I need a cup of coffee". I procrastinate ALL THE TIME, but not when it comes to my painting, only housework, which I can't stand. Every time I start to clean the bathroom, I can't because:
I need to check my email
I need to reheat my coffee
I want to start a new painting
I want read my American Artist
I need to check Facebook
I need to read a book with my young son
I'm too tired
Forget it, I'm just not domestic anyway
I think I'll go exercise
I think I'd rather have a root canal than clean this bathroom or vacuum all the rugs.

Yes, I'm very familiar with procrastination!
I hope you got your framing done.
Nice painting you posted.

Carol Flatt said...

This painting is simply stunning, Marla. Love how you achieve depth within the trees!

Irfan said...

I think you are doing very well. The shapes hold up very nicely despite the amount of texture. Beautiful!I always buy art from Brent Bailer Gallery, Because of his color correctness.