If you will recall, I taunted you with a sneakie peekie a few weeks ago. Well, since it seems that the "article of peek-age" is beginning to be delivered, as we speak, I thought it would be ok to go ahead and post the actual piece.
Gina Armfield hosted a swap for a Holiday Cookbook Journal over at Artjournalz, one of the groups that I belong to. The subject was a one page piece of artwork with a recipe on the back. Here was my original idea:
Now, here's the problem with this piece of loveliness. Poor artistic management.
"PAM" happens to those of us that are already afflicted with "TMI" (Time Mangement Issues). So one, with TMI and PAM should never attempt such a huge project (twenty one pages) when they are also a APV (art project virgin).
Our (and that's the royal our) first stumbling block is a stinker...it's called Math! Now, I can balance my checkbook to the penny and count back change without looking at what the register tells me to give back to the customer and yet a simple math problem of calculating how many sheets of paper I would need stumps me. Yep, math. No math knowledge to calculate that 21 pages would require 11 (as in 2x11=22), not 5 sheets of paper. Which was the amount purchased. Thus, when one begins the project at 10:15 pm, on a Sunday night, there is nothing left to do but panic, with a capital P. And scream. And panic some more and try to figure out how 5 pages of paper should be 11. Can't be done. Why my poor brain could not figure that it would have been ten sheets needed, instead of five, is beyond me, but it did. Must be a right-brained thing.
Now, prob #2, T M I. Yes, that's "Time Management Issues". Why someone like me who clearly has (as we have previously discussed) a huge case of TMI would choose to undertake a project of 21 pages due by a certain amount of time...well, that's like a pyromaniac choosing to be a fireman. There's no way it's gonna work out because it's a conflict of interest. Even though we had ages to get it done, I still waited until just a week or two to even begin. Sad, really. And at this point in my life, Doctor's say there is no cure.
And #3, Preparation. No, perspiration, but preparation. Or rather POOR preparation. Which will cause perspiration. The problem in cutting out 21 letter S's, at 2 a.m. in the morning is this. It pretty well looses it's thrill after, say S number three. As did the stars. Now, a smarter person, or should I say more organized person, would have had the forethought to punch out all those cute little stars and S's weeks in advance. The key word here is "smarter". Not a TMI, procrastinating, 21 page-project virgin, such as myself. But we did not.
So here is what actually got sent:
A few minor changes, such as stamped S's rather than cut ones and no stars, but overall it's okay. Although really, I preferred the first one better. So, maybe I've learned my lesson. My next project will be started earlier, better preparation and more organization. Oh, but as the tag above says, I think that is "wish" ful thinking.
Have a great weekend.