Friday, July 30, 2010

Dealing with Procrastination

Last week there was a post about effective artist habits.
This week, the post is about a very ineffective habit in which many artists indulge - Procrastination
"I tamed my personal art demon – the tendency to think about painting rather than actually painting – by throwing the stuff on the blank paper and telling myself I didn't care about the end result.
I believed it and was saved."
Rich Hawk

"I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that.
Your mind must know it has to get down to work."
Pearl S. Buck
Procrastination Videos - You'll really enjoy these!
Video 1 - Procrastination - John Kelly - 4 minute video
Video 2 - "Procrastination" Tales of Mere Existence - Lev Yilmaz - 1 1/2 minute video  
          Video 3 - Overcoming Procrastination - Susan Gregg - 3 1/2 minute meditation video

Video 4 - Here and Now: Procrastination - Ellen Degeneres - 3:50 minute video
Understanding and Overcoming Procrastination - Linda Dessau

Unlearning the Art of Procrastination

The Little Guide to Beating Procrastination, Perfectionism and Blocks: A Manuel for Artists, Entrepreneurs, Academics and Other Ambitious Dreamsers - Hillary Rettig - 87-page free e-book - "The reason we have trouble overcoming procrastination is that procrastination is a sneaky, stealthy, doesn’t-fight-fair adversary. As you will see, it is expert at disguising itself and its effects, and at misleading you into trying the wrong solutions."
PDF version .
Rich Text version
Structured Procrastination

1 comment:

Hillary said...

Thanks, Gwendolyn, for including The Little Guide in your list! And thanks for providing such a great resource for textile artists. If anyone has any questions on procrastination, please email me at . By the way, my favorite textiles are Jean Lurcat's tapestries, and I also love quilts. Best, Hillary