Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Frenzy!!!

Whew, I almost have everything finished I need to paint before Christmas...just one or two things left, not 9 or 10 so I am taking a minute to exhale. Aahhhhh!!!

Time management....does anyone have the answer for a right-brained artist? I know what deadlines are, I meet deadlines, at least I use to meet deadlines. This late fall going into the Christmas season has sent me whirling with both my work and the addition of the tree farm plus a wee health scare that went on for 4 weeks and turned out fine. I hate asking for extensions and I have had to ask twice.

I can't seem to gauge the length of time a piece will take me to paint, even when I can see in my brain what it is going to look like. Since each piece is new and different I seem to underestimate what speed I can actually finish within. Anyone else suffer from this? Is there a solution? I can't set a deadline and say it is done when my eye says, "Oh no it isn't!!"

Please share your thoughts with me on this. Outside of elves that I have been asking for over the last 2+ months, I don't have a solution!!!

Oh, one more thing... SpookyTime Jingles updates December 13!!!! Just in time for us to box and ship you a new Jingle or little Spook as a gift!!

Sneak peek tomorrow!!
Laurie

2 comments:

PJ's talkin'.... said...

Laurie, just reading that made me tired! It's amazing how long some pieces take, when you thought you'd just zip thru them. Especially if it rains, and the paint won't dry. ~PJ

Nancy said...

I used to be so organized...always ready for anything. Now, I feel terrible when I can't get things done on time. I am not sure what it is...I set goals, and always have the best of intentions...but I am finding things taking longer now. I think part of it is that I have so many pieces going on in my head...and I want to move on to the next one...so I guess I am thinking too far ahead...and not focusing on the now.
Makes me tired just writing this!!

I have vowed to be more "with it" in 2009!

You are definitely not alone...

Wishing you much peace and happiness this holiday season Laurie! I have enjoyed getting to know you through blogging!

Hugs,Nancy