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
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"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

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"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
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Procrastination Videos - You'll really enjoy these!
Video 1 - Procrastination - John Kelly - 4 minute video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXziurFkQxM
Video 2 - "Procrastination" Tales of Mere Existence - Lev Yilmaz - 1 1/2 minute video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P785j15Tzk&feature=player_embedded  
          Video 3 - Overcoming Procrastination - Susan Gregg - 3 1/2 minute meditation video
         
http://www.artofallowingclass.com/video/overcoming-procrastination  

Video 4 - Here and Now: Procrastination - Ellen Degeneres - 3:50 minute video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU-0bF_sSas&feature=player_embedded#
Understanding and Overcoming Procrastination - Linda Dessau
http://www.genuinecoaching.com/articles/understanding-procrastination.html
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Unlearning the Art of Procrastination
http://coachcreative.com/abigcreativeyes/2010/03/14/unlearning-the-art-of-procrastination/
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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
http://lifelongactivist.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/The-Little-Guide-to-Beating-Procrastination.pdf .
Rich Text version
http://lifelongactivist.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/The-Little-Guide-to-Beating-Procrastination.rtf
Structured Procrastination
http://www.structuredprocrastination.com/

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 hillaryrettig@yahoo.com . By the way, my favorite textiles are Jean Lurcat's tapestries, and I also love quilts. Best, Hillary