Thursday, January 19, 2006

the home stretch

Since I'm on a quotations kick, I thought I'd post this favourite:

The 6 phases of a project

1. Unbridled Enthusiasm
2. Disillusionment
3. Panic
4. Search for the guilty
5. Punishment of the innocent
6. Praise to the non-participants

I should be in the home stretch of exhibition prep but I have two paintings going, neither of which is out of the woods yet (so to speak) and two drawings left to produce. I'm way beyond #3, seem to have skipped #4 and am busy abusing anyone who comes within earshot. And what am I doing? BLOGGING AGAIN.

If you don't hear from me for a couple of days, I'll be backtracking to #4 and reinforcing #5. Maybe I'll get some painting in, too.


Blogger Caroline said...

My favourite phases of a project were, when I worked in research in industry:

1. An inkling of an idea that might just be worth considering

2. A long bath / sleep / holiday in Greece - to think about it (depends on the project budget which is most appropriate)

3. Preliminary sketches to justify long bath / sleep / holiday in Greece.

4. Project meeting of all concerned to find out what came out of their long bath / sleep / holiday in whereever - look at all the holiday photos. Decide none of us has got very far yet and resolve we all need more baths / sleep / holidays.

5. This continues for as long as the project budget holds out and results in one of:

a. A paper in a conference
b. Lots of doodles in lab note books which could one day become pictures not remotely connected to original project
c. The project is canned before any deliverable could possibly be made and all expenses are written off.

19/1/06 10:51 a.m.  
Blogger Joyce said...

there's nothing like a little pressure to get a girl all panicky and artistic.

19/1/06 1:23 p.m.  
Blogger The Whippy Curly Tails said...

Good luck with your creative juices! Blogging is probably good for break.

Hey, many thanks for your Flickr link...I forgot I had one too. I just added comments to some of your pics and added the badge to my Whippy Curly Tail blog.

Many thanks.

19/1/06 4:21 p.m.  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

Know the feeling....

19/1/06 6:14 p.m.  
Blogger kyknoord said...

Well, at least you have a plan :)

19/1/06 9:44 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck kiddo!!!!!


20/1/06 12:26 a.m.  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

you are so funny and honest! i appreciate that and find that i exhibit many of these same tendencies when working on a deadline... we can only wonder why we create even more pressure on ourselves. but it is good to look at other peoples work to help us see our own.

20/1/06 11:52 a.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Thanks for the boost everyone. Love your plan, Caroline!

21/1/06 11:00 a.m.  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

lovely painting!

22/1/06 12:05 a.m.  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I love this picture! Great painting! Mary :-)

22/1/06 6:31 a.m.  

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