Recently a friend of mine was gifted with a beach towel that awarded her the title of “Queen of Everything”. I want one of those. Why do I want to be Queen of Everything? Because I have decided that my current title is “Queen of Unfinished Business”. Not nearly as regal as being Queen of Everything.
Not only do I seem to have an unending list of projects that are partially complete, I have unearthed a stack of artwork that seems to be 80% finished. I would try to blame this state on my kids and the toddler years, but one of the pieces (shown above) was done in 1991. That was two years before my first born made her entrance into the world.
I really don’t know what my excuse was back then. I suspect that it was impatience. Most of my artwork is in pencil and pretty darn detailed. Maybe it was the fact that as a designer I was always on a deadline and felt time breathing down my neck. I was sooooo close to being finished, but stopped just short of really making the art stand out.
The perspective of a few more years of age has allowed me the pleasure of slowing down and I am in the process of finishing these pieces. I am still a designer and still work on deadlines, but I have learned that rushing through something might get it done, but not to the point where it is at its best. Now I can enjoy the process of getting to the vision in my head. Of course it never looks like what is in my head, but that is for another post on another day.