Monday, July 18, 2005


I was talking to a neighbor late last night and the discussion turned towards deadlines and creativity. In evaluating myself I think I am more creative when I am pushed to the wire with a deadline than when I am coasting ahead of time. She felt she had the same strength (or is it a weakness??) Does panic raise an awareness level within the subconscious or does it release adrenaline and that makes the synapses fire better? Hmmmmm, anyone with any thoughts on that, write a response. I'll give you a deadline of 7/25 so that will encourage other "deadliners" to post.

With vacation looming ahead next week, I spent last week working on my altered calendar for the month and finishing a niche spread for another RR. Both made it out in the mail on Saturday, actually on the mental deadline I had set. i had a couple of gifts that I wanted to make for special occasions to I did a couple of mixed media fiber collages while sitting at the gym with Sammi. It felt exceptionally good to be doing art people again. I haven't done much of that this year. This week will be focused on prepping at least one Stampaway class so I am not so pressured when I return home from the Outer Banks. Prepping for both would be great, but doubtful since I procrastinated on all the other prep for leaving. Household deadlines are just as necessary, I guess.

1 comment:

The Crafty-Girl™ said...

Ooops!...missed your deadline! But I agree with you...I always create more effectively and efficiently when I have too much to do and not enough time to do it. Which also seems to be my life lately...just finishing up the art/writing for my first book. You know what that's like...the more time I have, the more I banter over the small decisions!