Yesterday was Orthodox New Year’s Day. Happy New Year again! Now that Alexa is safely at school and the house is mostly back in order, it feels like it’s time for a “new year,” like it’s time to get back to normal. Whatever that means.
The Zen Den is dry, and the professionals have taken all of their equipment and gone away. It is still pretty much a mess, though, and I have a ton of work to do in it. But, on the bright side, I would rather do most anything than deal with the mess down there. My brilliant daughter advised that the best way to deal with procrastination is to find something else you have been procrastinating on and do that instead. So far, it’s working. My website is updated with all of my winter classes, I made events on Facebook, and I sent out a newsletter. And I worked a bit on the book. I even unpacked and put away my clothes that have been sitting in the spare room since our trip 2 weeks ago. My daughter is wise.
Also by way of procrastinating on important things, here is this week’s Diva Challenge. I thought it was freezing here until I read Laura’s story. If I lived there, I would probably not leave my house from October to May.
We are supposed to trace found objects to use as our string. I didn’t want to trace anything tiny as I’ve done in the past. So, I opened my desk drawer and grabbed some larger things. But then I needed a bigger tile, so I cut a piece of Stonehenge brown paper the size of an Apprentice tile. Here is my “found objects” string.
And, since I was already procrastinating, I thought I would see if this paper takes colored pencil better than it does graphite. Not really. There is too little tooth. But it is not as delicate as Renaissance tiles, so you can press harder without worrying about damaging the tile.
Are you a procrastinator? If so, do you have any good tips?