Process: first thought of "why" we procrastinate - in general. Could be some underlying fear of failure or for some - fear of success. Maybe we don't think that we have the specific skill required or talent needed to complete the task and that we will face ridicule. Maybe we're in conflict about the task at hand and aren't even sure it's something that we want to do. Maybe we're overwhelmed by other demands in our lives and can't give adequate attention to this newer demand. Maybe we don't have a clear enough image of exactly what it is we want to accomplish. Maybe the task is boring compared to some other activity that could substitute.
I considered these ideas and wrote the following Haiku:
Demands, wants, needs, musts
I want to..........I don't want to
Relentless tick - tock
I decided that I would set specific goals for the art work.
1. To complete the work in a set amount of time - time that I alternatively would have spent that evening playing a game on the computer . I thought that it was not unreasonable to have the main designing and rough assembly done in 45 minutes. I would do the quilting and finishing the following day.2. I have a plastic storage box full of previously fused cotton scraps - some of which are remnants from previous projects. My challenge was to use ONLY fabrics from that particular box. Believe me, there was plenty to choose from.
Done! The completed piece is approximately 12 inches by 12 inches. It is entitled Fragments of Time. Disparate elements brought together to form a cohesive whole. It demonstrates how focus, definition and time
limits overcame procrastination in one dedicated to that art.
Constructed in a very traditional straightforward way - cotton with fused applique, machine quilted.
|Fragments of Time|
|Detail -Fragments of Time|