Friday, December 6, 2013

Do you know the feeling?

Hi, all!
I'm sure you know the feeling when life starts getting hectic and very tricky to control.
When your to-do list is endless, projects start whirling around your head and all sorts of deadlines start biting your...khm...ankles. ;)
What do you do then?
Hah! I bet I'll guess! You...procrastinate, don't you? ;)

So here's my story today. My life has been crazy busy recently - don't get me wrong, I LOVE it!
But everyone needs a tiny little break from time to time.

Today's project initially was supposed to be created for a totally different company, with a different topic and execution. But. Well...I started having so much fun in the making that somehow my brain decided to put off all the things I SHOULD be doing and just enjoy the process.

procrastination

I loved creating this piece (and it turned out to be just perfect for 7 Dots Studio!) and allowing myself to forget about all the obligations for just a little while.

procrastination detail

I played with this gorgeous Archival inks color combination that I simply adore and find very inspiring, I also used my 9th Wave papers, some Mechanicals and Sizzix cut out elements to create the layering to add some depth. 

procrastination detail

You may call it procrastination as if it was a bad thing.
But it turns out that scientists might prove us all wrong. Just take a look:

"If you look at recent studies, managing delay is an important tool for human beings. People are more successful and happier when they manage delay. We will always have more things to do than we can possibly do, so we will always be imposing some sort of unwarranted delay on some tasks. The question is not whether we are procrastinating, it is whether we are procrastinating well."

So, no guilt trip this time! ;)
Procrastinate well, my friends! :)


19 comments:

Thuria said...

I love the scientific quote!! So good! Your LO is gorgeous!

wendy vecchi said...

fabulous!
happy holidays & see you soon!

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous!

Sharon Y said...

Love this. So many layers of die cuts, paper and metals. Yum! Thanks for sharing.

Belinda Basson said...

Clearly in this case you procrastinated WELL! I indeed live by this quote without know of its existence, I might just have to print it out and put it in front of my desk!

Redanne said...

So, so beautiful, I love all those drips! Great quote too.

Corrie Herriman said...

Beautiful page ! love it.
Corrie x

Scrap Recup said...

oh, love this creation !Bravo.

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous, I can quite agree with the quote too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Scrapalex37 said...

I just discover that i'm a procrastinator !! Thanks for this discovery :)

Gigi Black said...

Great piece again, and the perfect quote too.

Laura said...

For a delay you actually created something amazing, so I call it successful playing & love all the papers you have made for 7 dot studio. I am waiting for some now. Yahoo! Love all the layers, textures & of course the usual pout. Have fun being busy with art that is just amazing & thanks for sharing your love.

Buttons said...

Incredible as ever. You manage space equally brilliantly and I'm so glad you got a little 'me time' in between everything else. Jenny x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow love your artwork, I'm sorry that I missed your class when you were in Ontario, Canada.

Peg Robinson said...

WELL done!

Ola (Ikemo) said...

Napatrzeć się nie mogę. Jest po prostu niesamowity!

butterfly said...

You procrastinated with genius! This is an amazing layout...
Alison x

Janene said...

Love the colors and the layering - just beautiful!

Arkadiusz Lenart said...

Amazing :)