Procrastination

Noun 1. procrastination - the act of procrastinatingprocrastination – the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time

delay, holdup – the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
2. procrastination – slowness as a consequence of not getting around to it

deliberateness, unhurriedness, slowness, deliberation – a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry

I have been taking a little time off from drawing this weekend.  I have the designs floating around in my head, waiting for me to put pen to paper.  What I think I will do with the next post is create a step by step posting of how I do my ink designs.  This will require me to to take pictures of the work in progress starting with the beginning drawing and ending with the finished picture.  Of course I won’t be able to post that post until after I send the picture to the intended person.

So in order to get started I need to stop procrastinating.  I need to get off the computer, shut down my games and the pages that I am monitoring and really get started…I even procrastinated that by stopping in mid sentence and going onto a search for the definition of procrastination which I then posted to the beginning of this post.

Now, you might be wondering why I am procrastinating with this drawing.  It is not because I don’t want to do it.  It is because this one is very important.  I am drawing it for my nephew’s girlfriend as a memorial for her father.  This one has to be perfect, or my definition of perfect.  I can’t put the wrong line somewhere and then blend it in.  Okay so yes I can, but if that happens then the design is not going to turn out like the one I am seeing in my mind.  Hence the procrastination.  I know that it won’t matter to A.H. if there is a line where it is not supposed to be.  The only person who will know about the mistake will be me, unless I tell her.  And since I have not even put the first mark on the page, right now there are no mistakes.

I have picked several different butterfly designs to base this drawing on.  I will be combining some aspects of each drawing into this one drawing because I like what that portion of the picture looks like.  This will be one very unique drawing of a butterfly.

Okay, it is time…this post is finished and now I am going to sign off and get started on my new picture.  Procrastinate no more…A.H. your butterfly is about to begin fluttering.

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  1. tinammaxwell
    May 26, 2013 @ 22:28:38

    I am certainly looking forward to your beautiful butterfly taking flight but i wonder why you have chosen THIS one to show the beginning to end process, if it has to be so perfect, as yousay

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    • CharleneMcD
      May 26, 2013 @ 22:53:48

      Tina, I need to start some where and all my drawings have to be perfect. I really dislike messing up, especially with the colored gel inks, it is really hard to cover up the mistakes once that happens. Plus, I think I wanted to really see how long it takes me to complete a picture. So I am writing down the start end end times of when I do things too. That way I can make comments next to the pictures that I post.

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