There seems to be some pre-programmed defect in my internal system as my level of procrastination seems to be directly proportional to the quantity of work pending :P The manuscript of my 2nd book needs to be pruned, I have half finished a HUGE portrait of a good friend, that I am working on. (It is one and a half feet by one feet). The dishwasher is loaded but not switched on, the lunch is half made, the rooms are half cleaned, and my yoga for the day is not even half done. :P I have a shopping list to make, I need to organise the kitchen, but of course, checking what Hindi songs are playing on the few Indian channels I have subscribed to, suddenly becomes very important. It is urgent, in fact. It just cannot wait! The fact that I switch on the TV channel to find Shammi Kapoor singing "Zara Tehro.. jeena bhi mushkil, marna bhi mushkil " isn't helping :P
I blink and 3 hours have gone.Poof! Vanished, just like that! And to my surprise I find that the dishwasher hasn't switched itself on by magic, nor have the rooms got cleaned, nor has the shopping list made. And that portait--it is still looking at me and taunting me. Hmmmph...You'd think after giving them such a head start they'd take care of themselves, but no! They decide to wait for me. I think they are bigger procrastinators than I am :P
At this rate, like I told Suma, a few days ago, I will be hurtling full speed towards my grave, waving out a 'To-do' list in my hand, shouting to my family " Remember to switch on dish washer, remember to take the clothes in, it's going to rain, remember, remember .........."
All the above did not stop me from making this portrait though :P After all a woman's gotta do, what a woman's gotta do :-) ...Put up her feet once in a way, while away time and show off her artistic talent on her blog :P
Go on, tell me--creating portraits isn't really a waste of time now, is it? ;-)
As for all those half finished things, I'll do them--just let me finish one more song :P :D
PS: To all those who request me to make their portraits (and I get so many many requests), a clarification: I really do not do requests. It is really a LOT of work, you know. (sometimes more than 4 hours for a A4 size picture) However, if you badly want me to draw your portrait, or you want a portrait of someone to gift to a friend or a loved one, you can commission me and I am not that unaffordable. I work from photos. You can email the pic to me.
Mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org for rates and other personalised requirements and details.. Yes, I can ship it to any part of the world :-) And despite all the above(which was totally in a lighter vein anyway-- see post label) , I am a stickler for deadlines :-)