Wednesday, March 21, 2012

To-Do List Anxiety

There's no way everything can get done at once. Just no way. The anxiety of a long to-do list is exhausting. Even getting some painting done isn't going to happen in a snap. Maybe a series of snaps.

With the roof work taking forever (in my mind) and other things needing my attention, I get stressed. What can I do first, second, next, until I'm done? It's a problem.

Next session
I solve the problem by diligently crossing off each item on my list as they were done. It's a visual thing and it makes me feel as if I've accomplished something. Painting is always on that list first.

Rarely do I paint first. And rarer is the day I paint first thing in the morning. That never happens, except this week. Somehow I ended up in my studio in the morning and decided I had enough time to clean up some of this work before the day started in.

The darks were added to define some of the areas I felt needed some guidance. Now it's starting to look like something I'm comfortable with. For a while I wasn't sure if I wanted to continue, but I remembered it's the PROCESS!

So in the "process" I can't find a recently purchased tube of yellow watercolor paint. Oh nice, now I have to go shopping for paint I already have somewhere here. I need it.

See that nice light yellow color in the leaves of basil? Yup, that's what I need to buy now.


  1. I really like how you get the lights against darks Dora, you have that off to a perfection in my opinion.

  2. Thanks Ann! I like the drama of dark against light.


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