Wednesday, March 3, 2010

the art of procrastination

staring at a blank journal page can be a little intimidating....especially after my last attempt at drawing a face.....when i finally just drew a frame around her, because she was starting to look a little too much like a member of the hair-bear-bunch....


so i stared at the page for a while, got up and ate a piece of chocolate, threw a load of laundry in the washer, vacuumed the floor, ate another piece of chocolate, made a few phone calls, stared at the blank page again.....and decided that the procrastination had gone on long enough. it was time to draw.....


and after many pencil marks, some smudging of graphite, one more piece of chocolate and lots of erasing, here's my girl....with hair!! woo hoo!! her 'do is about as simple as it gets....kind of a marlo-thomas-in-that-girl type hairstyle, minus the 60's flippity-d00-dah over the shoulders......but i'll definitely take marlo thomas over hair-bear any day!

p.s. on a different note.....thank you SO much for all of the sweet, sweet birthday wishes you sent to my little dutch boy yesterday!
you absolutely made his day!!

30 comments:

Dolores said...

What a wonderful finish. See, sometimes procrastinating helps. I seem to do a lot of procrastinating.
I'm so glad that birthday boy had a great day.

shibori girl said...

Here's to Chocolate Power! You did a great job - congratulations. And you got the laundry done too. :)

Hugs,

Kate

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh she's much prettier than marlo thomas! great job!!!

hugs :)

Diva Kreszl said...

yes a white blank page can be intimidating! love your girl!

SweetbriarStudio (Christie) said...

I don't know why you don't think you can draw. Your marlo-girl is great! I never graduated from stick figures...but, then, I didn't try chocolate :). Yea on conquering The Blank Page, too!

Eden said...

Wonderful sketch!! I say, bring the chocolate to your desk then you won't have to stop what you're doing to get more!!! LOL!!

Martha Lever said...

LOVE HER!!! And love her Marlo-style hair!!!

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Ludid said...

sometimes we just need to step away and come back to it later. love the result, but i am sure the process was as satisfying.

Createology said...

I think you should say "the art of chocolate". Your drawing is wonderful and I love her hair. Keep creating...
P.S. I am procrastinating right now!

Butterfly Works said...

She's a sweetie; I can sense she is a chocolate girl at heart..and I like her hair....hey she might be a new hair do trendsetter....
She came when she was ready....
Hugs and Blessings,
Butterfly

lissylew said...

She is too sweet! I am impressed!

Patty S said...

she is BEAUTIFUL! and you will only get better with practice ;-)

Ellie said...

I love Marlo Thomas; she really does have that look, you captured it well!

Chocolate has amazing abilities; I love your drawing! I think chocolate is the cure for procrastination!

Lisa Holtzman said...

Oh you make me laugh! I really like your girl, very sweet face. I actually kinda wish she had Marlo's flippety do dah thing, but her hair is lovely non the less : )

Happy belated to the hubby!

Veronica said...

She looks very cute, i love her serene face. And who ever said procrastinating didn't bring about results eh? :D

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

what is better than a beautiful crisp, white piece of paper....?
chocolate! of course...
and when you put the two together,, great things happen!

ciao
thanks for sharing!

Claire M said...

Cool! I can so relate to this -- start something, do something else, go back and do more, do something else.... I guess I'm easily distracted. Cute lady you drew! I can recognize the Marlo Thomas 'do'.

chrissy said...

lori
you crack me up.
i just have to add my two cents worth about the power of chocolate.
IT IS HEAVENLY!
it is always my answer for everything.
we must be chocolate.soul.sisters!
and your girl is great.
i STILL can.t do hair.
happy day to you dear!
c
p.s. thanks for the reminder about dr. seuss.s ABC book...and G is one of my favorite letters...i collect them. (my last name is gardner!)

Tara said...

Looks like a success again! Chocolate solves the worlds problems.
Hugs,
Tara

Sara said...

She came out great! I am terrible at drawing faces...but now I sort of want to try my own :)

Elena said...

So all I have to do is eat chocolate and I can create art like you? Cool! I'm in! Congrats on conquering the hair but I really liked your other framed face too. By the way, even the photo of the blank page gave me the heebie jeebies.

Staci Danford said...

WOW.. what fine work you do while you are eating chocolate.. LOVE it.. And sorry I missed the birthday.. but now you can give him another wish and a hug a day late..
Bliss and blessings your way,
Staci

K said...

Oh, I wanted to comment "I'm an artist, procrastination is what I do best", but then I saw the face you drew and ... well, I'm definitely not an artist :P

lillalotta said...

Wonderful!

I must admit I feel the same :) But sometimes procrastination is such a good thing. To ponder.

Mary said...

Lori you have done a great job here.
Now, I cannot draw!! But to be honest I really don't have a desire to draw faces - now I wonder if that is because I can't draw and I am a big sissy and don't even want to try!!!! Who knows, maybe one day I will give it a try!

I used to watch "That Girl" all the time! :)

Lauren Maurer said...

Oh, she's darling! I love how clean your artwork always is.... very nice!

Heidi said...

Birthday boy and I share the same birthday! I absolutely love the picture of him with the bright colors. Very cool drawing too!

Jane Farr said...

Good for you Lori!! No doubt you will develop and master your own, unique way of drawing hair.

beedeebabee♥ said...

Lori, I just love her, in black and white and in color! She's so sweet! xoxo's Paulette

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