|'Desert Homecoming' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
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I read a great article this morning by Jack White on what kills an art career. It got me thinking. He suggests that too often artists don't have success because of procrastination. They may be afraid of failure or what others will think so they don't do anything. They don't even try. (read the whole article here)
This is true for many. I can also be a big procrastinator and it drives me nuts sometimes. But it isn't fear of failure or worrying about pleasing others that causes me to procrastinate. For me it is a feeling of being overwhelmed that can stop me from moving forward. Too many projects, ideas and piles of notes can be paralyzing. Instead of tackling things I do nothing. I waste time. I spend too much time on Facebook or reading the news as my pile grows larger.
Today I decided to try a new idea to help me stay focused and get things done.
|My big ToDo board|
What do you do to help you overcome procrastination?
Painting notes: today's painting is on my homemade surface (details coming soon) with Terry Ludwog's arid landscape set.