I’m one of those super productive procrastinators. At the moment, I have a load of laundry going, dinner is prepped, I’ve cleaned off my desk, unpacked the luggage meant for the canceled teepee camping, paid bills, and have polished off a satisfying meal consisting of an avocado-tomato-egg sandwich. I even almost started to bake bread from scratch.


In short, I’ve done everything except what I’m supposed to be doing: working on the illustrations for book #3. But look! I’ve taken a small sampling of my many, many watercolor sets and spent an unconscionable number of minutes arranging them for a photo and I’ve also been painting color charts because those are undeniably useful though admittedly not necessary.

The surest way for me to get motivated to take care of domestic duties and superfluous tasks is to dangle a work-related deadline in my direction. It doesn’t matter how much I enjoy the actual work for said deadline, I seem to find ways to avoid doing it until push comes to shove. Sigh.


Alright, enough procrastinating. I will be back on Friday with a lovely giveaway!

P.S. The photos show my favorite watercolors that I use the most these days:


Maimeri Blu


Greenleaf & Blueberry

Kuretake Gansai Tambi (I have the 18- and 36-color set — these may actually be my very very favorite)

P.P.S. The giveaway bundle winner is Audie, congrats!!

12 thoughts on “Procrastinating

  1. Hahaha, I completely recognize this! As soon as I have to start studying, I feel the urge to clean my room and bake bread by hand 😉 The minutes paid off, because the pictures are gorgeous!

  2. I wish I knew how to watercolor!! That really doesn’t seem like procrastination to me–just waiting for your creativity to kick in!!

    1. Oh, that’s so nice of you to put such a positive spin on my procrastination, Greta! 😉 I AM pretty impressed with the amount of other stuff that I get done when I’m avoiding work! 🙂

  3. This is super recognizable. For me it’s procrastination stemming from a fear of failure – I’m so scared I’ll mess things up I’d rather not do it at all. Very annoying.

    1. Ah, very insightful, Anneke! I have that same fear as well…it’s funny though, once I get going, I almost always want to keep at it!

    1. Thanks, Nienke! I finally got myself working on the illustrations so now the house is back to chaos. How does it happen so fast???

  4. This made me smile. I’ve always got a particularly clean house when I have a deadline looming. Even though I feel stressed out about procrastinating, I still do it. Lovely photos of the watercolours.

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