It seems that procrastination is just self-doubt in disguise.
I have been busy with a bunch of personal stuff recently. I could quite comfortably use that as an excuse for not working on my art. But, truth be told I have had plenty of opportunities to sit and create.
I have plenty of new ideas and even deadlines to work towards, and everyone knows that a looming deadline works as a great motivational tool.
But each time I walk past my desk, or into the studio for something or other, I find a dozen different reasons to not sit down and actually “DO” art.
I look at that sketch that I am going to turn into a new piece and a small voice says;
“You have to go clean that oven, remember?”
But it might as well have said:
“That won’t look very good”
And so the piece goes unstarted for a few days, till finally I look at the calendar and remember that deadline is just around the corner ….. eeeeekkkkkk …. a flurry of activity ensues ….
In the midst of this work my confidence returns, I feel good about what I am creating, I have this belief that the finished piece will be amazing and others will love it too.
And so it hits me, my procrastination has been a symptom of uncertainty. I fell victim to that silly voice again.
Procrastination – I’m onto you fella! You won’t catch me napping again!