Monday, August 8, 2011

A Product of Procrastination


our town
" Our Town"

Back in June I volunteered to make 2- 24 x24 inch quilt squares for the upcoming Viroqua Harvest Moon Celebration in October.  I haven't been much in the mood to sew over the last year, so I thought perhaps this might motivate me, but so far it has not.  Ideally the squares should be done for our next meeting on August 17th, which is just around the corner.   There will be 4-6 quilts total that will be marched down main street for the parade and then raffled off afterward.  The theme for my quilt group is "homes/houses".  I've been thinking a lot about my quilt squares but haven't done a thing to start them, for some reason the thought of sewing almost seems painful to me.   So while thinking about homes and houses to quilt, this little painting popped into my head and away I went.  So much more fun than sewing!  I really should be sewing houses instead of painting them, but I'd like to think that this is a way of brainstorming or sketching out my ideas, right?  I'm starting to get a little bit of that panicky feeling I used to get when I would put off home work.  Just like the homework, I'll probably wait until the last minute.  I have a bunch of ideas for  paintings brewing inside my wee little brain that I'm sure I will start when instead I should be starting my quilt squares. 

7 comments:

A New Creation said...

I love this and your blog - You are a wonderful artist! You are one talented lady. Fun to be your classmate in SR1!

Diane said...

This is WONDERFUL! It actually looks like a quilt--if you could duplicate that--how perfect that would be!

shae said...

Hi Tammy, Thanks for coming to visit me and your lovely comments. I love being in Kelly Rae's class. This painting is great, donate it and have them raffle it off instead and keep your true love of painting going!!!! xo

Janet Ghio said...

This is a darling little painting. I love the lamp posts! This looks like a little quilt block to me. I can just see those lamp posts embroidered on. BTW- I really like your new header.

Tammy Olson said...

Hi everyone,
Thank you for the wonderful comments. I love your idea Shae of donating it for the raffle instead of working on the quilt, but I'd better do the quilt. Janet, I love the idea of little embroidered lamp posts! I'm thinking I might do a square similar to this and it might actually be fun. Thank you!

Cindy Jones Lantier said...

LOVE this! I tend to procrastinate, too, so I totally appreciated what you had to say! I'm always painting when I should be cleaning ... unless I have an art deadline, then I'm cleaning instead of painting!

Thanks for the visit. I'll see you Flying Lessons!

Sherry Williamson said...

Hi Tammy, thanks for stopping by Meow Bark Art- I have found that publicly stating my 'to do' list & posting updates helps me with my procrastinating, hence the "fancy list"! I love your art & If this creation is a result of procrastination, then I say procrastinated away!! :)

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