Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Next Thing on the List

(I really want to be here)

The thing with To-Do lists is that you need to actually do the things on the list, right?  So how come I have such a long list?  Maybe it's because I'm not getting to anything on this list?  What do you think?  If I'm not working on the list why am I so busy and tired?

Every day that goes by, every week, the same things are still there on my list, waiting. Want an idea of what's on my list?  Ok, here goes:
  • Play in the studio every day for however long
  • Organize studio closet for flat storage and upright canvas
  • Get a CD shelf at IKEA to replace another shelf and move to studio
  • Matte some finished work
  • File paperwork
  • Get a black handbag
  • Make more bracelets for Etsy shop
  • Add more finished work to Etsy shop
  • Plan Artist Dates
  • Remember to take photos while on Artist Date for blog (ugh, keep forgetting)
  • Shread 2007, 08, 09 papers
  • Visit Pearl Paint for 50% off art supplies sale
  • Call cable guy
  • Call dishwasher repair guy
  • Call electrician to fix studio light and other stuff
  • Re-arrange living room furniture, again
  • Do Artist's Way tasks I liked again
  • Remove old carpet from foyer
  • Paint foyer
  • Re-paint bedroom with better color
  • Buy picture frames for favorite photos before my babies have babies
  • Put photos in albums before babies have baby photos
  • Blah blah blah and on, and on, and on. 
There's more, but I'm tired of this list already.  Is it the weather?  Is it my artist's block showing up to hold me back? 

Somehow I need to shake it off, wake up, show up and get on with it.  This is ridiculous.


  1. LOL Dora, we're so much alike in some ways. My To-Do list looks much like yours but I've separated mine into 2 lists--the things I truly have to do each day (first on the list is your #1, play in the studio each day) and things that can happen ANY time, really. And then I try to do the things on my short list each day plus do (or make progress on completing, for some of the bigger projects) one of the ones on the other, longer list. It's that whole "one thing at the time" thing that I wrote about on my blog recently. I do love getting to know more about how your mind works, as I read your blog and your fan page posts on Facebook. :) Congratulations again on reaching 200 fans. I'm so excited to be at 176 now, after being at 135 for a long time, after thinking I would never reach 100! Our sights keep being elevated, don't they? Have a great day tomorrow!

  2. I agree with you, Kathleen, we sort of lean the same way, but I don't think I could handle 2 lists! Gee, too bad you're so far away!!!


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