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My Procrastination: Low on Flower Power

Posted: April 29th, 2009 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |


I really don’t procrastinate at much - that is usually my husbands job.

I’m sure it is quite annoying to those of you who don’t mind procrastination to deal with people like me who can’t stand it.  And I know when I was about 11 years old my babysitter was not fond of me. But twice a week over the summer she would  take my brother and I to tennis practice and I remember sitting in the back seat and PRAYING that our car could just jump up in the air and fly us there on time. But we were ALWAYS late.  I have no idea if that encouraged me to not be a procrastinator but there is nothing else that gives me sweaty palms than that word.

Well welcome to my office/craft/reading room. 

And here sits a painting (in progress) on my easel.


I have used this project as a decor piece in my office for the last 3 years. Yes, we moved into our house 3 years ago and although I have painted a couple other paintings in our house:

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I really was planning this one to go into this space:


But now I realized that I have…wait for it…procrastinated. 

Because this:


Should be this:


(or close to it!)

I guess I have just thought that people would look at the space and say, “oh she’s an artist.” or “that’s a cool art space she has.” But now I know that people who have seen it millions of times just think, “does she really even paint?” 

So in perfect timing, Melissa @ Inspired Room comes along with a Project Procrastinators: Unite Challenge to start and finish your procrastination projects within 2 weeks. Well you all know I’m up for a challenge. So that means get my butt in gear, buckle down, and put a little time in each day to work on it. And with a diet pepsi next to me - I know I can do it!

Will I make it look close to the inspiration piece? You’ll have to find out in two weeks. I will also promise it framed and matted without spending a dime. That’s the 2nd part of the challenge that I made up myself. What do you think about that? More pressure people!

And I need to paint that window behind it too — Arggggg….I wish I hadn’t said that!


 But first, I think I’ll take a little girly weekend to Chicago with my sister-in-law and do some shopping, relaxing, room service, more shopping and SLEEPING IN…

Nope - no procrastinator here!

♥ Katie

16 Comments on “My Procrastination: Low on Flower Power”

  1. 1 living with lindsay said at 6:37 pm on April 29th, 2009:

    Oooooh, how fun! I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  2. 2 Shannon @ Silver Trappings said at 6:51 pm on April 29th, 2009:

    Can’t wait to see your finished picture.

  3. 3 Shannon @ Silver Trappings said at 6:52 pm on April 29th, 2009:

    Can’t wait to see your finished picture. Have fun!

  4. 4 Shannon @ Silver Trappings said at 6:57 pm on April 29th, 2009:

    Oops. How in the world did I do that? My first comment disappeared while I was still typing, so I started over. Computers - mine has a mind of its own. (It canNOT be operator error!)

  5. 5 melissa @ the inspired room said at 8:27 pm on April 29th, 2009:

    I LOVE your challenge! I cannot wait to see it happen! Thanks for joining in! Feel free to check in over the next few weeks (with your diet pepsi) and let me know how it is going!

  6. 6 melissa @ the inspired room said at 8:27 pm on April 29th, 2009:

    Um that would be TWO weeks. Not few weeks. Wishful thinking on my part.

  7. 7 Donna at Funky Junk Interiors said at 9:04 pm on April 29th, 2009:

    Yup, now you gone and done it. You have to do this. Can’t wait to see the finished product! But hey.. no pressure you know. :)


  8. 8 Mrs. Q said at 9:30 pm on April 29th, 2009:

    Oh that is going to be so lovely when you finish it!

  9. 9 TidyMom said at 4:00 am on April 30th, 2009:

    I agree, Melissa’s party was just what I needed to get my project finished!

    Can’t wait to see yours too!


  10. 10 the pleasures of homemaking said at 4:15 am on April 30th, 2009:

    You have such a good start and that painting will be so beautiful when it’s done!


  11. 11 Tamara said at 8:01 am on April 30th, 2009:

    I saw that when I was over… I forgot you had that little talent too! You should hang one of Jack’s creations in the meantime than maybe you won’t have the procrastination guilt! grin!

  12. 12 June said at 10:50 am on April 30th, 2009:

    Your flower portrait is beautiful so far! I wish I was talented in that area. Looking forward to seeing the finished painting.

  13. 13 Susie said at 6:17 pm on April 30th, 2009:

    Oh, this is sure to be lovely…you’ve got such a good start.


  14. 14 Lindsay @ Peacock Blue said at 7:02 pm on April 30th, 2009:

    Your paintings are so beautiful! I’m sure the 3rd will be just a great!

  15. 15 Laurel said at 12:25 pm on May 1st, 2009:

    What a fun project Katie - good luck.

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