Ok, so I’m a little late.
But I told Aimee last week that I’d be back this week “List It Tuesday” (see above) and I was. I just happened to be finishing seven other lists that day for my Sketchbook Project, “LISTS”, which had to be postmarked on Tuesday. Which it was. With 15 minutes to spare.
Nothing like working down to the wire. Or procrastinating.
I think I procrastinate despite promises to myself to stop because secretly I think it helps me. When pressed for time, I suddenly find myself able to cut through the bullshit (including my tendency to overthink things) and get clear on ideas. Time constraints become parameters for creativity and problem solving skills to push and grow against. I don’t recommend it as a way of life, as it does get stressful, but every now and then I think it’s good to push yourself in these kinds of ways. Do you?
In the meantime, here is my entire 2013 Sketchbook Project that is on its way to Brooklyn to be cataloged, digitized and prepared for touring the country later this spring with thousands of others.
Regarding this week’s topic, “Favorite Family Foods”
- My husband rocks a grill and lately, the smoker.
- Publix Deli is our default, don’t feel like cooking meal.
- The recipe for Sticky Rice & Dippy Sauce is here and here (illustrated version).
Regarding my Sketchbook Project book:
- Folks who participate in Artsyville’s “List It Tuesday” will likely recognize some of these pages from previous posts.
- Yes, I know the Junk Drawer pages are upside down. That’s how I (accidentally) drew them in my sketchbook.
- This is my second year doing this project and I love it, despite my procrastination. There’s something wonderfully bittersweet about creating a project and sending it off into the world, never to return, but to be seen and shared with others.
So now that’s done, I’m off to finish up some entries and catch up on my Project 300, “Nouns, Verbs, and Other Parts of Life.” I’ll share some of the entries with you either this weekend or next week and take a poll to see who’s joining me and how it’s going.
Till then, I’d love to hear your thoughts on my sketchbook project.